Thursday, 07.23.2015 / 10:20 PM
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane could someday join Michael Jordan, Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull with statues outside United Center, Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz told the Chicago Tribune editorial board Thursday.
"In the long run, we'll see if we get a couple of more statues,” Wirtz said while discussing the $84 million contract extensions for Kane and Toews that begin this season. “I think...
Thursday, 07.23.2015 / 5:20 PM
Taylor Swift once caused Patrick Kane to almost give up a goal -- and got him in hot water -- when the Chicago Blackhawks played the Nashville Predators during Kane's rookie season.
Former Blackhawks coach Denis Savard relayed what happened on Feb. 14, 2008 at Bridgestone Arena at last weekend's fan convention.
"I've got a story for you guys about backchecking and not covering your man in your...
Tuesday, 07.21.2015 / 2:12 PM
," said Ladd, who won the Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. "Whether it was having your top four D-men out and we held things together, and then the Evander Kane situation, to lose one of our top six forwards, bring new guys in, we never seemed to miss a beat. We kept going. I think that's the biggest takeaway, how we dealt with that adversity and now knowing...
Sunday, 07.19.2015 / 10:24 AM
The Dallas Stars are admittedly measuring themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks, so the comparison from general manager Jim Nill was not out of the blue.
"The Benns and Seguins remind me of [Jonathan] Toews and [Patrick] Kane when they were 22, 23, 24 years of age," Nill told the Dallas Morning News last week.
Stars captain Jamie Benn and linemate Tyler Seguin are 26 and 23, respectively...
Friday, 07.17.2015 / 9:35 PM
's six-game Stanley Cup Final win over Tampa Bay in June have already moved on as general manager Stan Bowman tries to squeeze in under the NHL's $71.4 million cap for 2015-16 when contract extensions — with annual salary cap hits of $10.5 million — kick in for stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
The Blackhawks also had a "bonus overage" of about $750,000 last season, Bowman said. That amount...
Friday, 07.17.2015 / 8:14 PM
looking at our roster going into next season," right wing Patrick Kane said. "We still have a really good roster and we can be as good a team as we were last year. Going into next season, I think we all have that one goal of trying to repeat. Not that we're looking ahead or anything like that, but we'll enjoy this one and come in as ready as possible for next year."
Losing Saad and Sharp...
Wednesday, 07.15.2015 / 1:40 PM
and had 43 points last season, well below fantasy expectations for a player who scored at least 20 goals in seven of eight seasons prior to that, including more than 30 goals four times. Sharp's ice time diminished by more than two minutes per game (16:49, down from 18:53 in 2013-14).
Whether Sharp was playing on a line with Richards and Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa, the offensive...
Monday, 07.13.2015 / 2:00 PM
was with the Ottawa Senators.
In addition, Evander Kane should be healthy and ready to make his Sabres debut on opening night (Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa). He was acquired in the blockbuster trade with the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 11, but had a season-ending shoulder injury at the time.
Key additions: Dougie Hamilton, Michael Frolik
The Flames were a surprising success story last season, but it was hard...
Friday, 07.10.2015 / 3:00 AM
4 Jamie Benn
5 John Tavares
6 Patrick Kane
7 Tyler Seguin
8 Evgeni Malkin
9 Carey Price
10 Claude Giroux
11 Corey Perry
12 Ryan Getzlaf
13 Erik Karlsson
14 Vladimir Tarasenko
15 Phil Kessel
16 Henrik Lundqvist
17 Max Pacioretty
18 Rick Nash
19 Joe Pavelski
20 Jakub Voracek
21 Jonathan Toews
22 Nicklas Backstrom
23 P.K. Subban
24 Pekka Rinne
25 Zach Parise
26 Logan Couture
Thursday, 07.09.2015 / 3:00 AM
Heading the list is center Auston Matthews of Scottsdale, Ariz. Matthews, who is still uncertain where he will play in 2015-16, is the prohibitive favorite to become the first American-born player since Patrick Kane in 2007 to be selected No. 1 in the draft.
He set single-season records with USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program in 2014-15 with 55 goals and 117 points, passing Kane...