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Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:13 PM
By James Neveau

Blackhawks Open Epic Winter Classic Pop-Up Store

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will battle in the Winter Classic, and the Hawks have opened a sparkling new pop-up store on Michigan Avenue to celebrate the occasion!View gallery »

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Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 4:06 PM
By James Neveau

Blackhawks Season Preview: New Faces Reign in Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get back into the postseason after missing the playoffs a year ago, and some new faces on the West Side will be looking to help them accomplish that goal.View gallery »

  • Defenseman: Brandon Davidson
  • Center: Luke Johnson
  • Defenseman: Henri Jokiharju
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:14 PM
By James Neveau

Photos: Great Accomplishments of Stan Mikita's Career

Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita passed away this month, and we're reliving some of his greatest accomplishments.View gallery »

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Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 7:51 PM
By James Neveau

Free Agency Preview: 10 Potential Blackhawks Targets

The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to make some moves this offseason, and here are 10 potential players that they could target in free agency.View gallery »

  • Center - Jay Beagle
  • Defenseman - Ian Cole
  • Defenseman - Calvin de Haan
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:22 PM
By James Neveau

A Look Back at the Blackhawks' Outdoor Games

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Winter Classic, but before they do, we're taking a look back at the team's previous outdoor tilts.View gallery »

  • 2009 Winter Classic - Wrigley Field
  • 2014 Stadium Series - Soldier Field
  • 2015 Winter Classic - Nationals Park
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:05 PM
By James Neveau

Blackhawks Walk the Red Carpet Ahead of Home Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks got the red carpet treatment on Thursday as they got ready to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center.View gallery »

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Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 6:37 PM
By James Neveau

Which Former Chicago Athlete Will Be Missed Most?

After trades sent away Jimmy Butler, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Artemi Panarin in recent days, a question begs to be asked: which former Chicago athlete will be most missed by their team?View gallery »

  • Faces of Chicago Sports Change as Trades Take Place
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Dexter Fowler
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 4:05 PM
By James Neveau

Pros and Cons: Evaluating the Blackhawks' Trade Candidates

With trade rumors floating around the Chicago Blackhawks, which players could stay and which could be sent packing as the team tries to get under the NHL salary cap?View gallery »

  • Artem Anisimov
  • Niklas Hjalmarsson
  • Marian Hossa
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:01 AM
By James Neveau

A Look Back: How Blackhawks Have Fared After Losing Game 1

The Chicago Blackhawks may have lost Game 1 to the Nashville Predators, but what does the team's history suggest will happen next?View gallery »

  • Blackhawks Fall in Game 1 vs. Nashville - 2016
  • Canucks vs. Blackhawks - 2009
  • Red Wings vs. Blackhawks - 2009
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:19 AM
By James Neveau

Quest for the Cup: Blackhawks Playoff Performances

The Chicago Blackhawks have made the postseason in nine straight seasons, and we have a look back at their series performances over that time.View gallery »

  • 2009: First Round vs. Calgary (Hawks win 4-2)
  • 2009 - 2nd Round (Blackhawks win 4-2)
  • 2009 - Conference Final (Red Wings win 4-1)
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James Neveau James Neveau is a digital content producer and sports writer for NBC Chicago. He started writing for the company in 2013 covering the Blackhawks, but has since added the rest of Chicago's sports teams, as well as news, to his coverage. You can email James at, 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
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