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Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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By James Neveau

Coaches Talk Strategy As Snow Falls at Soldier Field

Coaches Talk Strategy As Snow Falls at Soldier Field

Dan Bylsma and Joel Quenneville both have experience playing outdoors, so both are prepared for the strategic changes necessary with the snow falling at Soldier Field. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By James Neveau

Stadium Series Matchups: Quenneville vs. Bylsma

Stadium Series Matchups: Quenneville vs. Bylsma

As the Chicago Blackhawks prepare to welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to Soldier Field, which team has the advantage behind the bench? Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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By James Neveau

Brandon Pirri Named AHL All-Star Game MVP

Brandon Pirri Named AHL All-Star Game MVP

The Chicago Blackhawks may have sent Brandon Pirri down to the minors, but even on a smaller stage he's still turning heads, as he was named AHL All-Star Game MVP on Wednesday night. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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By James Neveau

Bickell Shows Perseverance, Grit Vs. Kings

Bickell Shows Perseverance, Grit Vs. Kings

Despite not playing much lately, Bryan Bickell scored a goal in just eight minutes of ice time against the Kings. Could it be a sign of things to come for the big forward? Read »

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:40 AM
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By James Neveau

Hawks Headlines: What Motivates Coach Q?

Hawks Headlines: What Motivates Coach Q?

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville moved into third place on the NHL's all-time wins list on Wednesday, and Bob Verdi explains what motivates the coach to succeed. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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By James Neveau

Is Quenneville Contributing to Bickell's Struggles?

Is Quenneville Contributing to Bickell's Struggles?

With just three points in his last 17 games, Bryan Bickell is struggling for the Chicago Blackhawks, but is head coach Joel Quenneville exacerbating the problem? Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Recall Brandon Pirri from Rockford

Blackhawks Recall Brandon Pirri from Rockford

The Chicago Blackhawks, going through some difficulties on offense, have recalled center Brandon Pirri from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Monday. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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By James Neveau

Bickell Promoted to Second Line in Lineup Shakeup

Bickell Promoted to Second Line in Lineup Shakeup

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is nothing if not a tinkerer, and he is changing things up in a big way against the Montreal Canadiens Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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By James Neveau

Quenneville Open to Using Kruger at 2nd Line Center

Quenneville Open to Using Kruger at 2nd Line Center

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks used Marcus Kruger at the second line center slot for most of the game. Should they make his replacement of Michal Handzus a full-time thing? Read »

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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By James Neveau

Patrick Sharp's Daughter Still Ridiculously Cute

Patrick Sharp's Daughter Still Ridiculously Cute

If you can't get enough in-depth discussion about head coach Joel Quenneville's strengths and faults, or enough love for Brandon Saad, then Friday's Hawks Headlines is for you. 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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