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Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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By James Neveau

Central Rivals Improve as Hawks Deal with Cap Crunch

Central Rivals Improve as Hawks Deal with Cap Crunch

The Chicago Blackhawks are coming up with ways to add depth to their roster while dealing with a salary cap crunch, but their Central Division rivals are making some really solid moves. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Bryan Bickell

Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Bryan Bickell

We kick off our annual Chicago Blackhawks Player Evaluations today with forward Bryan Bickell, who had some serious ups and downs in the first year of his new contract with the team. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By James Neveau

Bowman Says Saad, Teravainen Won't be Traded

Bowman Says Saad, Teravainen Won't be Traded

The Chicago Blackhawks may be looking to shore up areas of their roster, but if GM Stan Bowman is to be believed, they won't do so by trading Teuvo Teravainen or Brandon Saad. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Add 8 Players in Draft Saturday

Blackhawks Add 8 Players in Draft Saturday

The Chicago Blackhawks added eight new players on the second day of the NHL Entry Draft, and the list was highlighted by third round selections Matheson Iacopelli and Beau Starrett. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Ship Bollig to Calgary

Blackhawks Ship Bollig to Calgary

The Chicago Blackhawks are being forced to make a couple of moves to deal with a lower-than-expected salary cap, and the first salvo has been fired as they sent Brandon Bollig to the Calgary Flames. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Pick Nick Schmaltz in First Round

Blackhawks Pick Nick Schmaltz in First Round

The Chicago Blackhawks moved up seven picks in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, selecting Nick Schmaltz of the Green Bay Gamblers with the 20th overall pick. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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By James Neveau

Hawks in Cap Crunch with New NHL Salary Cap

Hawks in Cap Crunch with New NHL Salary Cap

The Chicago Blackhawks have 22 players under contract for next season, but they will have to sacrifice at least one of those contracts as the NHL's salary cap was set at $69 million. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Re-Sign Morin to Two-Year Deal

Blackhawks Re-Sign Morin to Two-Year Deal

The Chicago Blackhawks have now re-signed all three of their restricted free agents, as Jeremy Morin has agreed to a two-year deal to stay with the team. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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By James Neveau

Top Blackhawks Draft Picks: The Final Four

Top Blackhawks Draft Picks: The Final Four

The Chicago Blackhawks will make their first round selection on Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft, but who is their greatest draft pick of all time? Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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By James Neveau

Hawks Ink Smith, Raanta to Two-Year Extensions

Hawks Ink Smith, Raanta to Two-Year Extensions

The Chicago Blackhawks may be looking to make a move at the NHL Entry Draft on Friday, but the first dominoes to fall were actually new contract extensions for Ben Smith and Antti Raanta. Read »

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James Neveau James Neveau covers the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago. If you have an idea for a story, or want to share your thoughts on a post, you can email him at jamesneveau@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @jamesneveau.
Peggy Kusinski Peggy Kusinski joined the NBC5 sports team in 2000 as a sports reporter. She is also a contributor to NBC5's "Sports Sunday." A native Chicagoan from the northwest side, Kusinski was an all-city/all-state basketball player. She received her B.S. in Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and actually began her career in broadcasting as an intern for Warner Saunders right here at NBCChicago.com
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