STL: Is there a power struggle in Blackhawks organization?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether there's a power struggle between Joel Quenneville and the Blackhawks' front office.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Stan Bowman is right to exert his power over the Blackhawks’ hockey operations

He’s the GM. Joel Quenneville is the coach. There’s nothing wrong with establishing that chain of command. One of the key parts of operating any major business is establishing a structure of power. People need to know where they sit in the chain of command to understand where to exert their influence and where to defer to other people who might know better. In the case of the...
Via Second City Hockey
12 hours ago

Joel Quenneville ‘upset and surprised’ by Blackhawks’ firing of Mike Kitchen, per report

This move apparently did not originate with the Chicago head coach. The Chicago Blackhawks may have a power struggle brewing in their hockey operations after two straight first-round losses. Head coach Joel Quenneville was “upset and surprised by the move” to fire assistant coach Mike Kitchen, according to Chicago Tribune’s Christopher Hine. The Hawks announced that Kitchen...
Via Second City Hockey
13 hours ago

Blackhawks fire assistant coach Mike Kitchen

When Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman addressed the media on Saturday, he said that there would be change. That started on Monday when assistant coach
Via CSN Chicago
18 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks team awards for the 2016-17 season

None of the Blackhawks will win major NHL awards or a Stanley Cup this season, but they’re still winners in our hearts. There won’t be as much hardware for the Chicago Blackhawks this year. In 2015, it was the Stanley Cup and all the flashy metal that came along with that. Last year, it was Patrick Kane as league MVP and Artemi Panarin as rookie of the year even as the team fell...
Via Second City Hockey
18 hours ago

Blackhawks Fire Mike Kitchen

Kitchen gets the can after seven seasons. The post Blackhawks Fire Mike Kitchen appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
18 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks: Not the ending they wanted

The Chicago Blackhawks flew high in the month of March. They topped the Central Division and the Western Conference, ultimately capturing home ice advantage for the first three rounds of the NHL playoffs. It seemed like they were more than ready for the playoffs, but then April hit. The Blackhawks fell in their last four games of the regular season and started to look like they were...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New NHL record set as 18 first round games require overtime

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been a wild ride and things are just getting started. If you haven’t been closely following all of the action, you may only know that some of the biggest teams have already been eliminated (Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild) and that a couple series ended in a hurry as there were two sweeps and two series which only needed five games...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Blackhawks will be participating in 2017 IIHF World Championships?

The Blackhawks' season ended much sooner than expected after being swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Nashville Predators. But for
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Bowman: Blackhawks’ Postseason “Unacceptable” (Video)

Stan Bowman brought the honest truth to the floor in his season ending statement. The post Bowman: Blackhawks’ Postseason “Unacceptable” (Video) appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
2 days ago

Nashville Predators (and their mascot) troll ESPN for picking against them in the first round

The Nashville Predators just completed a first-round sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks that no one saw coming.And by “no one,” we mean ESPN’s panel of NHL playoff prognosticators, who unanimously picked the Blackhawks to beat the Predators.Well after Nashville’s series-clinching win Thursday night, the team’s official Twitter account made sure to remind ESPN of its errant...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Chicago Blackhawks after shocking first-round playoff sweep by Nashville Predators?

It is incredibly difficult to maintain any sort of sustained success in the salary-capped NHL, but the Chicago Blackhawks have found a way to be a league power since first making the playoffs with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in 2009. They’ve won the Stanley Cup three times since 2010 and have been a “dynasty” in the modern sense of the word and standard bearers for the...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Exit Playoffs With 4-1 Loss to Nashville

The Chicago Blackhawks fall to Nashville 4-1 Thursday night and exit playoffs after disappointing four-game sweep. In a fiercely contested must-win matchup against Nashville Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks’ lofty playoff expectations came crashing down with a bitterly disappointing 4-1 loss to the Predators. The defeat sent the ‘Hawks home with a ...
Via Blackhawk Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews has high praise for Predators after they sweep Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and they have been eliminated after just four games. The Nashville Predators completed a sweep of Chicago with a convincing 4-1 win on Thursday night.Following a series that was never really close after a 5-0 blowout in Game 2, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said it is “insulting” to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford puts the puck in his own net as Blackhawks get swept

The Chicago Blackhawks were swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators on Thursday night to conclude a wild and unpredictable series. There are plenty of shocking stories to emerge from the four-game set, including the fact that Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne had just as many points (two) as Chicago stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.Another topic which will inevitably...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ 3 Keys To Game 4 Victory Against Predators

These Stanley Cup Playoffs have not gone as planned for the Chicago Blackhawks. Not many would’ve predicted that the ‘Hawks would be on the verge of getting swept for the first time in the Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews era, but alas that is the unfortunate predicament the Blackhawks find themselves in. Winning Game 4 […] Chicago Blackhawks’ 3 Keys To Game 4 Victory Against...
Via Blackhawk Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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