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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  • Blackhawks continue adding pieces in free agency

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks may have disappointed in missing the last two postseasons, but give VP and GM Stan Bowman credit, he is addressing all the team’s needs this offseason. First, Bowman upgraded Chicago’s defense by trading for Olli Maatta and Calvin de Haan, then on Free Agency Eve (Sunday) he traded for the triumphant return of Andrew Shaw, which bolstered down the bottom six, helped the power play and added another option up the middle. Once the […]

  • Andrew Shaw back with the Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks re-acquired two-time Stanley Cup champion Andrew Shaw from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday. Chicago also received a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Canadiens in exchange for a second and seventh-round in the 2020 draft and third-round pick in 2021. The 27-year-old winger’s contract has an average annual value of $3,900,000 and he’s signed through the 2021-22 season. Last year, Shaw had 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) with Montreal. He […]

  • With Blackhawks’ sudden abundance of defensemen is another move coming?

    After trading for Calvin de Haan on Monday and Olli Maatta on June 15, the Blackhawks went from not having enough NHL-ready defensemen to too many. De Haan, signed through the 2021-22 season with an average annual value of $4,550,000, is a solid penalty-killing defensive-minded defenseman the Hawks desperately needed. The 28-year-old, who came to Chicago from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for goalie Anton Forsberg and defenseman Gustav Forsling, has drawn comparisons to Niklas Hjalmarsson and ranks 11th in […]

  • Kirby Dach

    Kirby Dach arrives in Chicago

    One ceiling newly-acquired 6’4 center Kirby Dach doesn’t have to duck under is his own. The 198-lb 18-year-old’s last few days have been a whirlwind after being selected at number three overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday. “It’s been crazy,” Dach said Monday during a press conference at the United Center’s east atrium. “After hearing my name called, I didn’t hear anything or remember anything — I had to watch […]

  • As Blackhawks lose opportunity, Quenneville gains one

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia When the Blackhawks were cleaning out their lockers on Sunday, word began spreading that the Panthers were close to hiring former Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. Quenneville, 60, coached the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups during his time in Chicago (Oct. 16, 2008 – Nov. 6, 2018) and a 452-249-96 record. His 890 wins in 22 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche and Blackhawks combined are second in NHL history behind Scotty Bowman (1,244). Quenneville’s […]

  • Following elimination, Blackhawks want to give fans a show

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The 2018-2019 Blackhawks’ fate was sealed with the Avalanche’s 6-2 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night. The Hawks were eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight year after making it to the postseason nine consecutive times. “It’s disappointing, for sure,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “Having gone through what we went through last year, it was a lot of excitement and a lot of motivation trying to turn things around, coming into this year […]

  • Patrick Kane set to play 900th NHL game

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia When the Blackhawks face elimination in Monday night’s game vs. the first place Winnipeg Jets at the United Center, Patrick Kane will play in his 900th NHL game. Kane, who has 933 career points (353 goals, 580 assists) in 899 games, is surprised by how quickly the milestone has snuck up on him. “It’s crazy,” Kane said. “900 games. It’s gone by pretty quickly, but as far as my career has gone and what’s happened here […]

  • Patrick Kane talks Prague, Crawford

    The NHL announced Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks will take on the Philadelphia Flyers to start the 2019-2020 season in Prague on Oct. 4. “I think it’s pretty exciting,” Kane said. “It’s nice to go and see some new places and go over to Europe and represent the NHL and try to help grow the game a little bit. “The Blackhawks are always a team that’s involved in a lot of these big events. We take pride in that and […]

  • NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek talks Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia E.J. Hradek appears on NHL Now weekdays at 4:00 p.m. ET throughout the regular season. Recently, Chelsea Blogger picked his brain about all things Hawks in the midst of an interesting up-and-down year for the team. As of Monday, the Blackhawks have 61 points, five back of the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card. What’s the current state of the Blackhawks? The game changes fast now and it’s really driven by a lot of young talent. […]

  • Case for Patrick Kane Hart trophy strengthening

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Consideration for Patrick Kane to win the Hart trophy as the league MVP is becoming less devil’s advocate and more practical by the game. The Hart is supposed to be awarded to the player most valuable to their team, not the most valuable in the league, not the best player, etc. “He’s been great, no doubt about that,” Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton said following Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Avalanche. “I can just speak for […]

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