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Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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By James Neveau

Hawks Face Salary Cap Woes When Keith, Hossa Retire

Hawks Face Salary Cap Woes When Keith, Hossa Retire

The NHL ruffled some feathers when they instituted cap recapture penalties for artificially lengthened contracts, and the Chicago Blackhawks could suffer thanks to the Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith contracts. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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By James Neveau

Bowman Optimistic Kane, Toews Deals Will be Done Soon

Bowman Optimistic Kane, Toews Deals Will be Done Soon

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to lock up Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to new long-term deals, and GM Stan Bowman is optimistic the contracts will be agreed to by July 1. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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By James Neveau

Could Sharp, Seabrook Be on the Chopping Block?

Could Sharp, Seabrook Be on the Chopping Block?

With extensions to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews looming, could GM Stan Bowman consider trading Patrick Sharp or Brent Seabrook to clear salary cap space? Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By James Neveau

Kane, Toews Extensions Blackhawks' "Highest Priority"

Kane, Toews Extensions Blackhawks'

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to open up their wallets next season to re-sign Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, but GM Stan Bowman says the deals are the team's "highest priority" heading into the offseason. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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By James Neveau

Headlines from Hawks' Final Press Conferences

Headlines from Hawks' Final Press Conferences

The Chicago Blackhawks held their final press conferences on Tuesday before heading their separate ways for the summer, and several headlines emerged from the proceedings. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Ink Matt Carey to 2-Year Deal

Blackhawks Ink Matt Carey to 2-Year Deal

The Chicago Blackhawks made an interesting move on Thursday, signing collegian Matt Carey to a two-year contract. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Stand Pat As NHL Trade Deadline Passes

Blackhawks Stand Pat As NHL Trade Deadline Passes

Several NHL teams made trades on Wednesday, but the Chicago Blackahwks weren't one of them, as GM Stan Bowman stood pat with his roster. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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By James Neveau

Coach Q, Hawks Wrong to Carry 8 Defensemen

Coach Q, Hawks Wrong to Carry 8 Defensemen

With precious little salary cap space and only 12 healthy forwards, the Chicago Blackhawks are dead wrong in their decision to carry eight defensemen. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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By James Neveau

Blackhawks Acquire Rundblad, Brisebois from Coyotes

Blackhawks Acquire Rundblad, Brisebois from Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks made another move on Tuesday afternoon, acquiring defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois from the Phoenix Coyotes. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By James Neveau
      

Bollig Signs 3-Year Extension with Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have been handing out contract extensions to a lot of their key players recently, and they signed another one Monday as Brandon Bollig signed a three year deal. 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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