Scott King is the co-host of WGN Radio’s “Blackhawks Crazy” podcast and a contributor to RedEye, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.

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  • Breaking down the Blackhawks’ good, but painful trades

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Stan Bowman said there would be change following the Blackhawks’ very early exit in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, but no one thought there would be this much change. Wednesday morning forward Marian Hossa and the Hawks announced Hossa and his 5.275 million dollar cap hit would miss the 2017-2018 season due to a “progressive skin disorder.” Friday morning, mere hours before the Hawks and Chicago hosted its first ever NHL Draft, […]

  • Meet the Blackhawks’ 2017 draft picks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Following the biggest blockbuster trades of the offseason on Friday, the Blackhawks made their first draft pick, eventually, at number 29 overall in the first round. Chicago traded the number 26 pick to Dallas for the number 29 and number 70 overall picks earlier in the draft. The team selected Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharu at 29. The 18-year-old blueliner registered 48 points in 71 games with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) last season. “I’m a real good […]

  • Blackhawks draft defenseman Henri Jokiharju

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks had already made the biggest splash in the hockey world on Friday morning well before the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago even started. Several hours before the first round of the first ever Windy City NHL Draft began, the Hawks traded three-time Stanley Cup champion Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin. Moments later Chicago traded 2016 rookie of the year Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue […]

  • Blackhawks lose TVR to Vegas Golden Knights

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks lost defenseman and 2015 Stanley Cup champion Trevor van Riemsdyk in Wednesday night’s NHL expansion draft to the Vegas Golden Knights. The 25-year-old blueliner, and New Jersey native, tallied 16 points in 56 games last season and registered a +/- rating of +17. HosSay It Ain’t So: After a report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman stated Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa may miss the 2017-2018 season due to an allergy to equipment, Hossa and the Hawks released […]

  • As sweep dust settles, Blackhawks answer tough questions

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman set the tone right away at the team’s devastatingly early end of the year press conference on Saturday morning. “I’ll start off here by saying I’m completely, completely disappointed,” Bowman said. “It’s unacceptable to be standing where we are today. I’m frustrated, I’m angry. This was a tough, tough loss for us all to take.” Bowman told the media Joel Quenneville will be back as the Blackhawks head […]

  • Predators sweep Blackhawks, who “needed more”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia If Blackhawks fans could have comprehended what happened Thursday night, they would have toppled over as if they were punched in the gut by a prize fighter twice their size. When they wake up Friday morning, they’ll soon realize it wasn’t a nightmare, the Blackhawks lost game four 4-1 in Nashville and the Predators completed the sweep in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. To shed some light on why this particular sweep […]

  • Blackhawks down 3-0 in first round series after OT loss in Nashville

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks had one simple adjustment to make Monday night in Nashville if they wanted to cut the Predators’ series lead to one game instead of three; they had to make Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne’s job tougher than they have so far. The Hawks outshoot the Predators in Nashville’s two shutouts over Chicago in the series’ first two contests, but those shots weren’t quality, and they certainly weren’t from in front of the Preds’ net. Monday […]

  • Blackhawks get shut out in second straight playoff game

    The Blackhawks have been outscored 6-0 in their first two games against the Predators.

  • Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The roaring of the fans at the United Center during the National Anthem reached a level beyond the cheers of the regular season. In Game 1 Thursday night, the Blackhawks’ play would have to reach another level as well against their first round opponent the Nashville Predators. They’d get there, but not for an entire 60 minutes. Things started out on par as Jonathan Toews won the opening faceoff and the Hawks dictated the pace for […]

  • With Game 1 looming, the Blackhawks “want to do it again”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia No team currently playing in the NHL is as fully aware of how daunting a task it is to win a Stanley Cup like the Chicago Blackhawks, who start their first-round playoff series vs. the Nashville Predators on Thursday in Chicago. Their core members have three rings and the extended veterans have a smaller, but respectable jewelry collection as well. “We know how hard it is, how much work you have to put in,” said Blackhawks […]