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Hawks Headlines: Leddy Looking to Improve On Last Season

Also, Kim Wrona previews the upcoming Rockford IceHogs season



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    (L-R) Brent Seabrook #7, Patrick Kane #88, Jonathan Toews #19 and Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Kane scored a first period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    In Wednesday's edition of Hawks Headlines, we examine a couple of Chicago Blackhawks players looking to make an impact this season, and provide an update on the Rockford IceHogs. 

    - Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy is looking to build on his performance from the 2013 campaign, and whether he can or not will have a big impact on whether or not he stays on the team for the long-term. [CSN Chicago]

    - After the Hawks trimmed their roster to 28 players, they are really close to having their final group put together for the regular season. Chris Kuc has an update. [Chicago Tribune]

    - WGN Radio will be hosting a "Puck Drop" party on Thursday at 11:30am to celebrate the beginning of the Hawks' upcoming season. A panel will be assembled to preview the campaign, and the first 100 people in line get an autograph from Ben Smith. []

    - With a $16 million contract in hand, Bryan Bickell is eagerly looking to earn his new coin. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    - Kim Wrona did a great job of breaking down the upcoming season for the Rockford IceHogs, as they look to reach the playoffs after barely missing out last year. [The Committed Indian]

    - Wrestler CM Punk has made a name for himself as a huge Blackhawks fan, and he took that love on-air on WWE Raw on Monday night. [Yahoo! Sports]

    - Former Blackhawk Viktor Stalberg, now with the Nashville Predators, injured his arm on Tuesday night. []

    - Finally, Andrew Shaw may not have been on the Hawks' roster the past few games, but he has clearly been busy, building a new "doghouse" for his pup. [Instagram]