Nick Schmaltz

Why the Chicago Blackhawks should sign Rick Nash

The Chicago Blackhawks may not be done in free agency. Rick Nash makes a lot of sense.<p>The Chicago Blackhawks made a big move last week by moving …

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Canucks re-sign B.C. native Troy Stecher to 2-year contract

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed defenseman Troy Stecher to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $2.325 million, the team announced on …

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Small-named Stand Outs in Chicago Blackhawks’ Development Camp

Through three days of Prospect Camp, I’ve went in depth on Adam Boqvist and both Henri Jokiharju and Jake Wise. Today, we’ll continue to look into …

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BLOG: Blackhawks players participating in CPHL

A handful of Blackhawks players will suit up this summer in the inaugural season of the Chicago Pro Hockey League, which takes place every Wednesday …

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Powers: What will Nick Schmaltz's next contract look like?

Player agent Kurt Overhardt might soon have very similar negotiations with teams about two of his clients.<p>One will be with the Detroit Red Wings …

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Can Toews and Saad rebound next season?

The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have officially agreed to terms with forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh …

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Blues' last-minute loss to Blackhawks sends L.A. to playoffs

Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds remaining as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the …

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Blackhawks' Nick Schmaltz on facing brother Jordan: 'It'll be weird'

Nick Schmaltz isn’t the chirping type. He’s quiet off the ice and even quieter on the ice, preferring to let his considerable skill do the talking …

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Chicago Blackhawks Could Bolster Center Depth With Blake McLaughlin

The Chicago Blackhawks could eventually be very strong up the middle with the addition of the Chicago Steel’s Blake McLaughlin In a season that …

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Five NHL teams who disappointed in 2017-18

For every good story in the NHL this season, like the unexpected success of the Vegas Golden Knights and the quick turnaround of the New Jersey …

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Patrick Kane and Scott Foster's big night

The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have officially agreed to terms with forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh …

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As stars age and decline, Blackhawks' short-term plan seems more like a prayer

The Blackhawks’ core players got old in the same way Mike Campbell, a character in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” famously went bankrupt: Gradually, then suddenly.<p>Here’s how the last three seasons have ended for the Blackhawks:<p><b>2015-16:</b> First-round elimination in a seven-game</b> …

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Where do the Blackhawks go from here?

The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have officially agreed to terms with forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh …

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NHL Power Rankings: The Penguins are better than they were a year ago

There seems to be some concern around the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs start to get closer. Their penalty kill has stunk for about a month …

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Blackhawks hit new low with 5-2 loss to last-place Canucks

Thursday night at the United Center wasn’t 2009 or 2010 or 2011.<p>Sure, Patrick Sharp was on the top line for the Blackhawks with Patrick Kane, but there was no Jonathan Toews, who will miss the next few games with an upper-body injury.<p>The Sedin brothers, Daniel and Henrik, were present in Canucks …

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Vancouver Canucks snap seven-game losing streak with a win in Chicago

Alexander Edler scored twice, Jacob Markstrom made 39 saves and the Vancouver Canucks stopped a seven-game slide by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks …

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NHL notebook: Toews out several games

Chicago Blackhawks star center Jonathan Toews will miss several games with an upper-body injury suffered Tuesday against the Colorado …

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Blackhawks eliminated from playoff contention for 1st time in 10 years

The Blackhawks scored early Tuesday.<p>The Avalanche scored more often.<p>A year and a day after becoming the first team to clinch a playoff spot, the Hawks officially were eliminated from a postseason berth for the first time in 10 years thanks to a 5-1 loss, the Hawks’ fourth in a row.<p>For the 27th time …

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Mike Harrington: It's stunning to see how fast the Blackhawks have fallen

The Chicago Blackhawks just aren't the Chicago Blackhawks anymore. It's downright jarring to see.<p>Now, Patrick Kane is still Patrick Kane, one of the …

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Blackhawks arrive in Buffalo with no playoffs in sight

During Phil Housley's four seasons in Nashville, the coach knew the Chicago Blackhawks stood between the Predators and a Stanley Cup.<p>Chicago won't be …

Blackhawks' long winning streak against Sabres ends with 5-3 loss

Joel Quenneville has been pulling his goalies at an alarming rate this season.<p>Anton Forsberg has been benched in six of his 27 starts. He has allowed at least four goals the same number of times.<p>Jean-Francois Berube had been yanked once in his six starts before the Blackhawks fell to the Sabres 5-3 …

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Has the championship window closed?

The Blackhawks announced Monday that they have officially agreed to terms with forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh …

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Joe Haggerty's daily spin around the world of hockey . . . and beyond.

If you asked Brian Gionta how his summer is going, his response might channel baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra--it’s like deja vu all over again.<p>It …

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NHL Power Rankings: Lightning still rule

It’s a wide open race for NHL Awards season with Nikita Kucherov and Evgeni Malkin certainly the front-runners with a number of other quality …

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NHL Power Rankings: Lightning steady at the top

It’s a wide open race for NHL Awards season with Nikita Kucherov and Evgeni Malkin certainly the front-runners with a number of other quality …

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Chicago Blackhawks Weekly: Accentuating the Positives

The second week of March wasn’t much different that the rest of this season for the Chicago Blackhawks. Of their four contests, they came out even, …

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5 Chicago Blackhawks’ Thoughts From Narrow Loss To Hurricanes

This Chicago Blackhawks-Carolina Hurricanes game was as uneventful as the rest, despite some former Blackhawks returning to the United Center It’s …

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Blackhawks: 3 Strengths & 3 Weaknesses

It’s no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks have had a bad year and hopes for the playoffs are long gone. Even though the chance of bringing another …

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Schmaltz: 'We want to wear the jersey with pride'

Despire team's current woes, Blackhawks centerman Nick Schmaltz wants to continue to represent the organization with pride

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