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  1. Bowman's move does two things

    JESSE ROGERS

    Stan Bowman's first major move as general manager could turn out to be a short- and long-term winner. In obtaining defensemen Kim Johnssonand prospect Nick Leddy from the Minnesota Wild for Cam Barker, Bowman addressed depth on the blue line while...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  2. Trade just what Hawks needed

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    The Chicago Blackhawks accomplished exactly what they needed in trading for Minnesota Wilddefenseman Kim Johnsson on Friday. In sending Cam Barker to Minnesota, the Hawks were able to shed salary for next season while adding an experienced blue-liner...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  3. Turco focusing on winning where he is

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    He's heard the rumors but has been around long enough not to let it affect him. Marty Turco will take the ice for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks, but will he still be a Stars goaltender come the trade deadline? Rumors p...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  4. Rogers' mailbag: A goalie? A defenseman?

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    It's Monday, so time to answer your questions. With all these rumors about the Hawks going after goalies like [Tim] Thomas and [Dan] Ellis, who could you see them trying to get? Thomas scares me as his confidense is shot (or just saving his stuff ...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  5. Bolland should get physical welcome back

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    Dave Bolland will have a nice, easy, skating game on Wednesday in his return from November back surgery. Not. The St. Louis Blues are in town, which means nothing will come easy. The Blues like to muck it up, and at times, play the physical ang...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  6. Highlights from the Hawks recent road trip

    JESSE ROGERS

    Best Game: Without a doubt, it would have to be the win in San Jose. You could argue the Hawks played better in, say, Edmonton, because that game was never in doubt, but considering the stakes and the situation, the victory over the Sharks tops the r...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  7. Hawks' 50-game report card

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    10) Really Special On Special Teams: I don't think it's received as much publicity as it should have. The Hawks have climbed the power play rankings and now sit sixth in the NHL with the man advantage. It took a while, but on most nights, you can exp...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  8. Hawks pulling off rare top-five

    JESSE ROGERS

    You want some more good news? Very quietly the Chicago Blackhawks' power play has moved into fifth place in the NHL. They are scoring at a 20.8-percent clip. It's been a long, slow climb, and it's not a surprise the addition of Marian Hossa coinci...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  9. Rest gives Hawks new life

    JESSE ROGERS

    See what a little rest will get you? The Hawks came out flying from their three-day respite, skating the Blue Jackets back to Columbus with a near flawless 3-0 shutout. The Hawks admit some of their starts haven't been up to par. That wasn't the c...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  10. Rough weekend for top teams

    JESSE ROGERS

    ESPN.com's Power Rankings are out, and despite a losing weekend, the Chicago Blackhawks remain on top. It helped that the other contenders for the No. 1 spot all lost this past weekend as well. The Hawks also remain 2 and 1, respectively, on offen...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  11. Start of second half has familiar feel

    JESSE ROGERS

    The second half of the season began the same way the first half ended. With a resounding victory against an opponent that was clearly overmatched. Playing undermanned, on the road, and against the elite Chicago Blackhawks is no way to go through l...

    Blog | January 03, 2010
  12. Extra time has been good for Hawks

    JESSE ROGERS

    One thing we know about the Chicago Blackhawks is if the game goes to overtime or a shootout, there is a good chance they will win. They are 8-3 in such situations. If it ends before the shootout, the Hawks are 4-0. It's contributed to their stell...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  13. Defense does it all vs. Red Wings

    JESSE ROGERS

    The defense rests. They deserve to after helping the Hawks to a 3-0 dominating victory over rival Detroit, while also contributing on the offensive end with two goals. "We really like to force the issue," Brian Campbell said after scoring on on...

    Blog | December 20, 2009