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Hawks Headlines: Hjalmarsson's Defensive Dominance Highlighted

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    Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to get the puck past the diving Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

    In this Black Friday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at Niklas Hjalmarsson’s defensive prowess, the spark Andrew Shaw has provided in his return to the lineup, and what Chicago Blackhawks fans should be thankful for.

    -We start out with friend of the blog Scott Powers, who wrote a good post on his thoughts following Chicago’s win over Colorado Wednesday. The best nugget: over the past 10 games, Niklas Hjalmarsson has been on the ice for two even strength goals. That’s really impressive stuff. [ESPN Chicago]

    -Andrew Shaw returned to the Blackhawks’ lineup on Wednesday night, and he provided a nice spark, as detailed by Mike Spellman. [Daily Herald]

    -Joakim Nordstrom isn’t a guy who grabs the most headlines on the team, but Tracey Myers did a nice job of detailing how he’s working to improve his game at the NHL level. [CSN Chicago]

    -Speaking of young Blackhawks making an impact, Adam Clendening is still working on adjusting to the NHL, and Mark Lazerus did a nice job of profiling him Thursday. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    -As the Blackhawks head to Los Angeles, Brad Richards is feeling reflective about his decision to leave the Big Apple for the Windy City. [Chicago Tribune]

    -What should Blackhawks fans be thankful for this Thanksgiving season? Satchel Price weighs in on the topic. [Second City Hockey]

    -We check in with another friend of the blog as Jen Lute Costello breaks down whether or not hitting leads to winning in the NHL using advanced analytics. [Puck Daddy]

    -Chris Block provides a nice synopsis of what is going on with the Rockford IceHogs. [Third Man In]

    -Finally, a bit of personal business to attend to. If you want access to all of my posts from both Madhouse Enforcer and Grizzly Detail, feel free to “like” my author page on Facebook. [James Neveau]


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