PHILADELPHIA – Nick Schmaltz has long been a Chicago Blackhawks fan, a natural choice for a kid growing up in Madison, Wisc.
Stan Bowman’s phone is usually active at this time of year, be it with him making calls or receiving them.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are one year away from becoming unrestricted free agents, and extension talks with the Chicago Blackhawks are already under way.
Duncan Keith put together a regular season that rivaled his 2009-10 campaign. On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman was rewarded for this season much like he was that one.