Hockey may be in the midst of its offseason, but we will still bring you coverage of various stories around the web focused on the Chicago Blackhawks. The pickings may be slimmer, but there's still plenty to talk about as the calendar churns through these hockey-less months.
- News came out late Friday that the Blackhawks had re-signed Hobey Baker Award-winner Drew LeBlanc to a two-year contract. The move will allow the team to let him compete for a roster spot out of training camp and will also give them the chance to have him hone his craft with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. [Chicago Blackhawks]
- On Friday we had our take on which Blackhawks will make their way to Sochi for the Olympics, but we were far from alone. Here's Chris Peters' USA-specific look at the roster. [Eye on Hockey]
- Meanwhile, the Blackhawks' website had their own prognostications of who could make rosters. Their mention of Antti Raanta for Finland is a bit odd though, considering he'd have to beat out guys like Antti Niemi, Tuukka Rask, and Pekka Rinne. [Chicago Blackhawks]
- Last week, it was reported the Chicago Wolves had re-hired head coach John Anderson, who is back after a sojourn as an NHL boss. Barry Rozner has an interesting column on how business for the Wolves is actually better when the Blackhawks are doing well, and also how the Wolves plan on solidifying their own piece of the pie. [Daily Herald]
- Finally, if you've been missing out on how the Blackhawks have been spending their summer with the Stanley Cup, then this photo gallery has you covered. Up-to-date photos of Jonathan Toews with the Cup in Winnipeg are included. [Chicago Tribune]