Six Blackhawks on All-Star ballot

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Six Blackhawks on All-Star ballot

By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.comCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane are among two of the six Chicago Blackhawks named to the 2012 NHL All-Star Fan Ballot, which was released this afternoon.Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews are also among the ballot's forwards. Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook round out the Blackhawks' league-tying six selections.Hossa has a team-leading seven goals while Kane leads the Blackhawks with 15 points.Goaltender Corey Crawford, who has six victories this season, was not listed on the ballot.Voting opens on Nov. 14 online at NHL.comvote and via mobile devices. Voting results will be posted on NHL.com every Tuesday, beginning Nov. 22.

Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest

Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest

With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24.

A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as will the Stanley Cup. Fans will also be able to explore the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, "a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall," according to the press release.

A full list of activities, special guest appearances and schedule will be posted at a later date.

Friday's events will run from 3 to 9 p.m. while Saturday's festivites will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot C, north of the United Center.

Additional passes for the weekend will be made available to the public starting June 9. For more information, visit chicagoblackhawks.com/fanfest.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Vinnie Hinostroza talks rookie season and new wrinkle to offseason training

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Vinnie Hinostroza talks rookie season and new wrinkle to offseason training

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, forward Vinnie Hinostroza joins Pat Boyle and evaluates his rookie season, tells us how he has added MMA and Ju-jitsu to his offseason training and is he going to room with Ryan Hartman next season?

Plus, Tracey Myers joins Pat to discuss Patrick Kane’s first interview this offseason, the latest on the Blackhawks coaching moves and tournament fall-out for Artemi Panarin, Marcus Kruger and Alex DeBrincat.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.