To say that the return the Blackhawks got for today’s trade with the Coyotes was underwhelming would be a colossal understatement. Continue reading
According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Blackhawks are expected to trade Hossa’s contract, along with winger Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jordan Oesterle, to the Arizona Coyotes. This would free up $5.275 million in cap hit for each of the next three seasons from Hossa’s contract. Hinostroza was set to have a cap hit of $1.5 million for the next two seasons.
Former Blackhawks assistant captain Steve Smith stepped down from being the assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes to being the assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
After having a very solid year last season, goalie Connor Hellebuyck signed a six-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets that is worth a total of $37 million. Continue reading
On New Year’s Day of 2019 at 1:00 Eastern, two Original Six squads will face-off outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Former Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning signed a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.25 million a year earlier this month.
Veteran forward Chris Kunitz has enough gas left in the tank to attempt another one-year stint in the NHL, this one being with Chicago. Continue reading
Forward Anthony Duclair signed a one year, $650,000 contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Continue reading
After St. Louis traded veteran Paul Stastny to the division-rival Jets last season, it looked as if they were going to start a mini-rebuild. Continue reading
The Blackhawks addressed a major need for this offseason; acquiring a backup goaltender. Crawford went 16-9-2 before he suffered symptoms of vertigo and other scary health concerns involving the head. The backup goaltending was a nightmare, however, as the backups combined for a 17-30-8 record. The best of these goalies (excluding Scott Foster) was Anton Forsberg, and he only had a save percentage of .908. The Jeff Glass story was nice while it lasted, but he was not consistent enough with a save percentage of .898 in 15 games.