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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  • 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 […]

  • Blackhawks send Hossa’s contract, Hinostroza, Oesterle to Coyotes

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Three-time Stanley Cup champion Marian Hossa announced he would miss the 2017-2018 season due to a rare skin disorder last June and  was placed on the team’s long term injured reserve list, making his 5.275 million dollar cap hit through 2021 the elephant in the room for the franchise. Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman found a willing partner to take Hossa’s contract off the team’s hands in the Arizona Coyotes. Thursday afternoon the […]

  • Blackhawks’ offseason moves

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Cam Ward signed with Blackhawks for one year, 3 million with a full no trade clause per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. “He’s obviously got the experience,” Blackhawks general manager and vice president Stan Bowman said on a conference call following the signing. “Played in over 600 games in his career, so that’s an important factor with somebody that has a pedigree of winning and being able to handle that load if need be. “Obviously, we’re not expecting […]

  • Blackhawks pick Boqvist at #8

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia  The Blackhawks selected defenseman Adam Boqvist at number eight in the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. It was the first time the Hawks had a top ten pick since they nabbed Patrick Kane at number one overall in 2007. The 5’11, 168 lb Falun, Sweden native is likely a few years away from NHL ice at age 17. “I think I need to improve my defensive play and need to be bigger and stronger,” Boqvist said. […]

  • Stan Bowman talks Crawford, Hossa

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman took a conference call with the media ahead of this weekend’s NHL Draft in Dallas. Bowman didn’t expect any big trades happening before the draft like last year (Saad/Panarin, Murphy/Hjalmarsson…), but said offers and dealings like that are also hard to predict. Hawks Goaltender Corey Crawford missed the vast majority of last season after being placed on injured reserve with what was labeled an “upper-body” injury on December […]

  • Blackhawks “Clearly not happy with where we are”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It seemed like it was just yesterday we were sitting at the United Center listening to a less than happy Stan Bowman followed by Coach Q and the players telling us in so many words that next season would be better. Next season came and went, and it was not. Not in any way. “The emotion would be extreme disappointment with where we’re at as an organization,” Bowman said at the locker clean-out media availability on […]

  • Emergency goalie steals spotlight from Seabrook’s 1,000th game

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook skated in his 1,000th NHL game Thursday night. He was the fifth player in Franchise history to do so as the Blackhawks took on the visiting Winnipeg Jets for their second to last home game this season. Prior to the game, Seabrook was honored by the Blackhawks with a ceremony and video presentation. The video featured messages from current teammates Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp, as well as […]