Blackhawks: Absence of Toews, Dach Will Sting

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss training camp and the start of the upcoming season due to an illness, TSN reported Tuesday. This news comes after it was revealed centre Kirby Dach would miss the next four to five months following surgery on his right wrist. So, obviously this is not great news forContinue reading “Blackhawks: Absence of Toews, Dach Will Sting”

Blackhawks: Rebuild Adds Context to 2020-2021 Expectations

The Chicago Blackhawks will enter the 2020-2021 season in full rebuild mode, which at this point can mean any number of things. For fans, it likely means that making the playoffs will be a significant overachievement. Patience is in order, notably after the organization put out a letter in October about a focus on youngerContinue reading “Blackhawks: Rebuild Adds Context to 2020-2021 Expectations”

Blackhawks: Yes, Chicago, There Really is a Rebuild

The Chicago Blackhawks are rebuilding. Everyone knows this by now. Tuesday, the franchise released an open letter to fans via their social media account and revealed plans of the rebuild with hopes to ensure a return to “the summit” for an extended period of time in the future. While Chicago won the Stanley Cup inContinue reading “Blackhawks: Yes, Chicago, There Really is a Rebuild”

2019 NHL Entry Draft: First Round Highlights

The first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft is in the books and there were some surprises. There was also a heavy presence, as expected, for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Eight players were chosen out of that program in the first round. The New Jersey Devils unsurprisingly snagged Jack Hughes withContinue reading “2019 NHL Entry Draft: First Round Highlights”

2019 NHL Entry Draft: Kirby Dach

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is less than a week away and we’ve already had a look at the top two prospects according to Central Scouting, which means it’s time for a look at Kirby Dach. Dach is a big dude at 6’4, 198 pounds and he was ranked second among North American skaters atContinue reading “2019 NHL Entry Draft: Kirby Dach”