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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  • Duncan Keith talks Seabrook, Jokiharju

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia There hasn’t been more eyes on the Blackhawks’ defense in some time. One of the biggest questions entering the regular season will be if they can prove they have what it takes to help the team secure a playoff spot. After a disappointing individual season last year (two goals, 30 assists, +/- rating of -29), especially offensively, defenseman Duncan Keith aims to get back to basics this season. I think first and foremost just make sure […]

  • Whatever role Chris Kunitz has with the Blackhawks, it could be a valuable one

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia When the Blackhawks signed 38-year-old forward Chris Kunitz to a one-year deal on July 1, players knew they could lean on the four-time Stanley Cup champ (Anaheim-2007; Pittsburgh-2009, 2016, 2017) for some sage wisdom. “The biggest thing for me, is looking up to him as a leader,” said forward Brandon Saad, whose meager two Stanley Cups cower to Kunitz’s collection. “It’s something where he’s had so much success and played with so many good teams and […]

  • Blackhawks Injury Update, Training Camp Festival Recap

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Following the first day of training camp on Friday, goaltender Corey Crawford spoke freely about his injury for the first time since last seeing game competition on December 23. “Last year was a concussion,” Crawford told reporters. “And I’m still getting over symptoms. Most of them are gone, but I’m not clear yet. So, until that happens, I won’t be back in.” Crawford worked on the ice for about 30 minutes prior to the first training […]

  • Q&A with Patrick Kane

    by Scott King and Chris Boden Patrick Kane spoke with a few reporters at Saturday night’s Chicago Hockey Classic, a charity game at MB Ice Arena benefiting Special Olympics Chicago. Kane captained one team opposite former teammate Vinny Hinostroza. Here’s part of that Q & A, less than three weeks before the Blackhawks begin training camp: Q: What will you be working on with your game these last couple of weeks? A: “Just a little bit of everything. I’m just trying […]

  • Alex DeBrincat on throwing first pitch and Kopech

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Some pressure may have been on Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat after hearing he’d be throwing out the first pitch prior to Tuesday’s White Sox game for Blackhawks Night. The 20-year-old soon to be Blackhawks sophomore logged some junior varsity games at shortstop while attending Lake Forest Academy, but saw Sister Mary Jo Sobieck’s first pitch right down the middle prior to Saturday’s Sox game. The forward didn’t think he’d be able to match the ceremonial toss seen […]

  • Corey Crawford “feeling pretty good right now”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks Goaltender Corey Crawford missed the last 47 games of the 2017-2018 season after being placed on injured reserve with a reported head injury on December 27. Prior to Friday’s opening ceremonies of the 11th annual Blackhawks Convention, Crawford spoke publicly for the first time since a failed attempt at a morning skate in Arizona on February 12. “I’m feeling pretty good right now,” Crawford said. “I’m not 100 percent yet, but we’ve come a long […]

  • Prospect Watch: Henri Jokiharju

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks defensive prospect Henri Jokiharju has high expectations surrounding him in his second development camp with the team. Chicago selected Jokiharju in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft at number 29 overall. The 19-year-old Oulu, Finland native stood out last year tallying 71 points in 63 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Jokiharju will either start the season with the Rockford IceHogs, the Hawks’ AHL affiliate, or in the show […]

  • Prospect Watch: Adam Boqvist

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks selected Adam Boqvist in the first round at number eight overall in the 2018 NHL Draft on June 22. The Falun, Sweden native most recently logged 14 goals and 10 assists in 25 games with Brynas IF J20 of the SuperElit League in Sweden last year. Chicago signed the 17-year-old defenseman to a three-year deal on July 1. A few days later it was reported Boqvist would be leaving Sweden to join the London […]

  • The big year for Kendall Coyne continues

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia You’d think being the lone woman in a summer league tournament featuring top NHL talent at the Blackhawks new MB Ice Arena practice facility would be a big enough deal for Kendall Coyne. This past February the 26-year-old Palos Heights native won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA following an edge-of-your-seat 3-2 shootout victory over Canada. The achievement yielded a seemingly never-ending tour of appearances and obligations that much to her credit, Coyne is always happy […]

  • DeBrincat looking to build off strong rookie season

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Even after a rookie season in which he netted 28 goals, Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat thinks there’s areas where he can grow his game. “I think I can be a little bit better below the net and also in my own zone,” DeBrincat said. “Back in the offensive zone, I could be more shifty and try to create more offensive chances like that. That’s kind of what I’ve been working on. I think I can do […]