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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  • Maatta and co. impress at Blackhawks’ scrimmage

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Once again Chicago Blackhawks fans were treated to an early look at the team during their annual red and white scrimmage at the United Center on Sunday morning. Corey Crawford was in net for Team Red and Robin Lehner was between the pipes for Team White for the first period. Jonathan Toews of Team Red welcomed the UC crowd with a speech then nearly scored on Lehner with a mini-breakaway shortly after puck drop. Olli Maatta […]

  • Blackhawks begin training camp with newfound optimism

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Despite the news of first-round pick Kirby Dach missing Day 1 of training camp under concussion protocol and other injury news, the 2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks kicked off the year on a good note. “I think the confidence is a lot higher than it’s been the last couple years just in the roster we have,” Patrick Kane said following group one’s session on Friday.” I think just having Jeremy at the helm now in light of what […]

  • Dach misses Day 1 of training camp, in concussion protocol

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Center Kirby Dach, the Blackhawks’ No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft, missed the first day of training camp and is under concussion protocol. The Hawks announced the 18-year-old NHL hopeful’s status shortly after camp kicked off. “Well, when you have a concussion, the timing on those we don’t really know,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said following group one’s season on Friday. “It could be short, it could be a day or two, it could […]

  • Chris Chelios talks Blackhawks’ offseason moves

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Chris Chelios knew he shouldn’t be in the batter’s box at Guaranteed Rate Field, but there he was hitting line drives up the middle at age 57. Similar to playing for 26 seasons in the NHL until retiring at 48, he wanted to be in on the action at the Guaranteed Rate Foundation’s home run derby last Wednesday. “I got a little health issue, I should be on the IR,” Chelios joked. “But I played in […]

  • Frank Thomas talks Sox rebuild, career and giving back

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Former White Sox first baseman and designated hitter Frank Thomas was all smiles as he sat behind an autograph table on Guaranteed Rate Field Wednesday before the Guaranteed Rate Foundation’s home run derby. “This is my life,” the 2014 Hall of Fame inductee said. “I was here when this ballpark was built. So I got to be here when it was first here, hit the first home run in this ballpark. Basically, it’s home and it […]

  • Toews and Kane check in at the Blackhawks Convention

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks were back in town for their 12th annual convention at the Chicago Hilton. The players met with the media ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony and spoke on offseason moves, anticipation for the upcoming season and more. Patrick Kane On congratulating former Blackhawk Artemi Panarin on his $81.5 million dollar deal averaging $11.6 over seven years with the New York Rangers: “I texted him right after and then he FaceTimed me right after. It was […]

  • Blackhawks development camp takeaways

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Chicago Blackhawks held their annual development camp at Fifth Third Arena following a big draft and and in the midst of a busy offseason. The Blackhawks selected 18-year-old, 6’4 center Kirby Dach with the number three pick last month. According to Blackhawks GM and VP Stan Bowman, Dach has been one of the standouts already in camp. “Well it’s hard not to notice his skill level,” Bowman said. “He’s a big guy but he’s got […]

  • Breakdown: Blackhawks trade Anisimov for Smith

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks traded 31-year-old center Artem Anisimov to the Ottawa Senators for forward Zack Smith on Tuesday during the second day of the team’s annual development camp. Smith, also 31, served as a Senators’ alternate captain the past two years and is signed through the 2020-21 season with a cap hit of 3.25 million. The deal clears up some cap space as Anisimov’s contract through the 2020-21 season has a cap hit of 4.55 million. The […]

  • 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 […]

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