After moving around to different lines throughout much of his Blackhawks career, Dave Bolland has been given the opportunity to center the Hawks' second-line between Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.
Signing and announcing free agents began at 11 p.m. Central Saturday night, two hours after the lockout officially ended. But on Sunday general manager Stan Bowman didnt sound like he would be in a dealing mood.
With the lockout having already cost fans roughly half the NHL season, the Blackhawks are doing their best to please their faithful followers, instituting 'fan initiatives' in advance of the season-opener on Saturday.
The Blackhawks recalled Nick Leddy above and six other players from Rockford in advance of this afternoon's open of training camp.
The Blackhawks get right down to business, as the official training camp starts Sunday at Johnny's Ice House West in advance of next Saturday's season-opener in L.A.
Cue Chelsea Dagger. Here's a full rundown of the Blackhawks' upcoming 2013 schedule, beginning with a game on the road against the LA Kings.Road warrior Hawks to battle away early Training camp starts Sunday
The Blackhawks won't be getting any breaks at the start of the upcoming shortened season as they kick things off against the defending champion Kings and spend 10 of their first 12 games on the road.
The NHLPA announced Saturday afternoon that they have voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement. But the lockout still isn't over just yet.
The 2011-'12 season was not kind to Bryan Bickell and Michael Frolik, as the two struggled to produce for the Blackhawks. But after successful stints overseason, both are determined to change their fortunes in Chicago.
The NHL announced Wednesday the board of governors unanimously voted to ratify the new CBA. Now the players will begin voting to do the same.