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  1. Better dynasty contender: Chicago or LA?

    Craig Custance

    It's natural when a team in this era wins its second Stanley Cup in three years that the question immediately becomes about the franchise's place in history. It happened last spring when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to become the ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Links from around the rink: Apr. 6

    Tim Kavanagh

    It's a battle of attrition for some NHL teams as the playoffs near. We know well how banged up some of the top contenders -- including the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins -- have been as of late, but it's a problem for ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 U.S. hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team USA looks strong on paper, but may struggle due to some surprising reasons.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  4. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: Chicago Blackhawks vers...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The last time Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks met in the playoffs was in the 2009 Western Conference finals, with the Blackhawks the young bucks still figuring things out and the Red Wings the veteran contenders en ro...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Top 5 Conn Smythe Trophy contenders

    Pierre LeBrun

    The lockout-shortened regular season has come and gone, and 16 teams are moving on. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at the survivors and identifies five candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  6. Hull: Blackhawks can be Cup contenders

    Scott Powers

    Former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull said he believes the Blackhawks have what it takes to compete for another Stanley Cup this season. "I think from what they've shown in the beginning they have as good a team as any in the NHL," Hull said ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  7. How St. Louis has built a contender

    Alvin Chang

    The St. Louis Blues might be the best team in the NHL, but you'd never know it by looking at the All-Star roster. They landed just one player on the squad -- backup goalie Brian Elliott -- which indicates a lack of high-end talent on the team. T...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  8. NHL draft - How St. Louis Blues have created Stanley Cup contende...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at how the St. Louis Blues have created a Stanley Cup contender. Unlike most teams that rebuild through top-10 picks, the Blues have rebuilt through mid-first-round and second-round picks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  9. Hawks' success a sign of things to come

    Jesse Rogers

    Christmas came early for Chicago Blackhawks' fans in the form of an 8-1-1 start to the month of December. The Hawks sit atop the NHL with 48 points (22-9-4) though they've played a couple more games than some other contenders. It's of little concern,...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  10. Melissa Isaacson: Chicago Blackhawks have done nothing to show th...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The Hawks certainly don't look like a Cup contender against the Canucks.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2011
  11. Campoli ready to play for a contender

    Jesse Rogers

    Newly acquired Chicago Blackhawks' defenseman Chris Campoli will make his debut playing alongside Brian Campbell on Wednesday night when the Hawks host the Calgary Flames. "It's a pretty crazy situation when you're traded," Campoli said after his fi...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  12. Islanders-Blackhawks Preview

    Islanders-Blackhawks Preview

    Preview | January 08, 2011
  13. NHL: For the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Chi...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek dedicates his 'Monday 10' to ten numbers involving contenders that should worry their fans: the Canucks' inability to come from behind, the Blackhawks' third-period defensive meltdowns -- and even problems for Mr. All-World, Tim Thomas.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  14. 2010 NHL playoffs: Conn Smythe Trophy contenders heading into Sta...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Over the past few years, Scott Burnside and I have had the occasional chance to be among the handful of scribes who vote for the Conn Smythe Trophy, a task we take with serious responsibility. As such, here's how I'm handicapping the field before the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  15. Bruins-Blackhawks Preview

    Bruins-Blackhawks Preview

    Preview | December 17, 2009
  16. Offseason turmoil doesn't change Chicago Blackhawks' 'contender' ...

    Scott Burnside

    Firings, signings, arrests. It has been a bizarre summer in Chicago. But the Olympic camps showed what was lost amid the offseason turmoil: The Hawks might be the favorites to reach the Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009