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Hawks Headlines: Center Competition Ready to Heat Up

John Anderson also makes a return to the Windy City

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    Madhouse Enforcer is proud to present Hawks Headlines, a series of posts designed to track down the latest news surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks. We’ll also have random videos and stories that can be found around the web, so if you’re ever wanting to get your Hawks fix, you have to look no further than right here.

    • One of the biggest stories facing the Hawks during the preseason will be who will take over the second line center position, likely between wingers Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa. There are several contenders, including Brandon Pirri and Mark McNeill. Brian Hedger has an excellent write-up of what fans can expect as the competition for that spot begins. [NHL.com]
       
    • The Blackhawks made an addition to their minor league roster on Tuesday, inking 23-year old defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year contract. He had three goals and 22 assists with the Rockford IceHogs last season. Scott Powers has more. [ESPN Chicago]
       
    • Sam Fels has some thoughts on the finishing touches GM Stan Bowman has been putting on the team's roster, including thoughts on what could be an interesting summer of 2015 for the Hawks. [Real Fans Program]
       
    • Bryan Sandalow has an interesting piece on the return of John Anderson to the Chicago Wolves, and how different things are now in the Chicago hockey market than they were when Anderson left town to coach the Atlanta Thrashers. [ChicagoSide]
       
    • Finally, the Blackhawks' official website has a collection of videos of Patrick Kane's best moments of 2013. We have our own personal favorite here, but we'd love to hear what yours are.