7-6-2007 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 82 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 40 PIM.


7-6-2007 Denis Savard praises Joey Lavin
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Joey Lavin in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Joey Lavin has played 24 games with Providence this season, collecting 8+17=25 with 0 PIM.


5-6-2007 James Wisniewski frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman James Wisniewski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, James Wisniewski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 82 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 6+28=34 with 58 PIM.


1-6-2007 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

29-5-2007 Denis Savard praises Mikael Backlund
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Mikael Backlund in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Mikael Backlund has played 59 games with Timrĺ IK this season, collecting 31+30=61 with 49 PIM.


29-5-2007 Chris Porter uncertain about future
Chris Porter wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

22-5-2007 Denis Savard praises Zack Torquato
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Zack Torquato in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Zack Torquato has played 78 games with Erie Otters this season, collecting 50+38=88 with 51 PIM.


18-5-2007 Denis Savard praises Karl Alzner
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Karl Alzner in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Karl Alzner has played 73 games with Calgary Hitmen this season, collecting 10+22=32 with 93 PIM.


18-5-2007 Johan Andersson uncertain about future
Johan Andersson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-5-2007 Denis Savard praises Keven Veilleux
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Keven Veilleux in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Keven Veilleux has played 72 games with Victoriaville Tigres this season, collecting 46+30=76 with 69 PIM.


25-4-2007 Denis Savard praises Dion Knelsen
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Dion Knelsen in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dion Knelsen has played 29 games with Alaska Fairbanks this season, collecting 17+14=31 with 16 PIM.


25-4-2007 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2006-07:

Jack Adams Award
1. Ron Wilson, San Jose Sharks
2. Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks
3. Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Evgeny Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Martin Kariya, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Gilbert Brule, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
2. Brian Gionta, New Jersey Devils
3. Peter Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
2. Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
3. Mike York, Philadelphia Flyers
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
2. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
3. David Tanabe, Carolina Hurricanes
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Eric Meloche, Philadelphia Flyers
2. Eric Godard, Calgary Flames
3. Colby Armstrong, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



18-4-2007 Chicago Blackhawks players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Chicago Blackhawks have been selected to represent their countries:

-Martin Havlat (CZE)
-Rene Bourque (CAN)
-Tony Salmelainen (FIN)
-Nikita Alexeev (RUS)
-Alexander Steen (SWE)
-Michael Holmqvist (SWE)
-Brent Seabrook (CAN)
-Danny Richmond (USA)
-Cam Barker (CAN)
-Dustin Byfuglien (USA)

Altough invited to the team, the following players refused to participate due to miscellaneous reasons:
-Maxim Afinogenov(RUS)
-Michal Handzus(SVK)
-Nikolai Khabibulin(RUS)
-Zdenek Kutlak(CZE)
-Jeff Hamilton(USA)
-Martin St. Pierre(CAN)
-Jonathan Toews(CAN)
-Jason Williams(CAN)
-Denis Arkhipov(RUS)
-Radim Vrbata(CZE)
-Derek Roy(CAN)
-Adrian Aucoin(CAN)
-Jim Vandermeer(CAN)
-Duncan Keith(CAN)


14-4-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-4-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 15 game point streak. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jonathan Toews has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 37 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Corey Crawford hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-4-2007 Denis Savard praises Kevin Shattenkirk
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Kevin Shattenkirk has played 27 games with Boston University this season, collecting 5+9=14 with 34 PIM.


10-4-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-4-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-4-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 15 game point streak. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak.

Who's cold

Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jonathan Toews has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 37 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Corey Crawford hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-4-2007 Denis Savard praises David Skokan
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young right wing David Skokan in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

David Skokan has played 74 games with Rimouski Oceanic this season, collecting 50+24=74 with 62 PIM.


4-4-2007 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 98 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 44 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 12+42=54 with 60 PIM.


29-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 15 game point streak. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Jeff Hamilton is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jonathan Toews has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 37 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Corey Crawford hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-3-2007 Radim Vrbata speaks up.
Radim Vrbata is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-3-2007 PA Parenteau speaks up.
PA Parenteau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 13 game point streak. Jason Williams is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rene Bourque is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak.

Who's cold

Jonathan Toews has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 35 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-3-2007 Denis Savard praises Stefan Legein
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young right wing Stefan Legein in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Stefan Legein has played 70 games with Mississauga Ice Dogs this season, collecting 48+23=71 with 36 PIM.


20-3-2007 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Team captain Martin Havlat called a short meeting with Radim Vrbata after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Radim Vrbata as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

18-3-2007 Denis Savard praises Robert Bortuzzo
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Robert Bortuzzo in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Robert Bortuzzo has played 67 games with Kitchener Rangers this season, collecting 8+22=30 with 85 PIM.


17-3-2007 Craig MacDonald resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs center Craig MacDonald has resumed full training after his injury.

16-3-2007 Denis Savard praises John Negrin
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman John Negrin in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

John Negrin has played 64 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 8+14=22 with 95 PIM.


16-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-3-2007 Rene Bourque reaches career high !
Rene Bourque marked a new career high in goals with 17 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Jeff Hamilton. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he commented to the media.

A native of Canada, Rene Bourque, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 154 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 49 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 77 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 17+31=48 with 66 PIM.


15-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak. Jason Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Jeff Hamilton is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Cam Barker is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Adrian Aucoin has played 32 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. PA Parenteau is sliding on a 22 game streak without registering a single point. Dustin Byfuglien has played 30 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-3-2007 Denis Savard praises Vince LoVerde
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Vince LoVerde in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Vince LoVerde has played 64 games with Calgary Hitmen this season, collecting 8+17=25 with 83 PIM.


13-3-2007 Maxim Afinogenov reaches career high !
Maxim Afinogenov marked a new career high in assists with 52 assists after assisting in tonights game against Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Alexander Steen. It's always nice to give a good pass..., were his words after the game.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 485 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 182 assists along with 514 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 76 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 36+52=88 with 202 PIM.


13-3-2007 Craig MacDonald injured.
Craig MacDonald of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he said when he was taken off the ice.

12-3-2007 Denis Savard praises Logan Couture
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Logan Couture in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Logan Couture has played 58 games with Ottawa 67's this season, collecting 41+24=65 with 56 PIM.


12-3-2007 Chicago Blackhawks trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Patrick Lalime to Buffalo Sabres for VAN's round 4 pick in 2007

11-3-2007 Alexander Steen reaches career high !
Alexander Steen marked a new career high in goals with 19 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Martin Havlat. I just try and give it my best out there. This one was special though, the happy player commented.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 142 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 66 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 67 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 19+39=58 with 72 PIM.


10-3-2007 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Following the team's recent 3-3 tie against Florida Panthers on 9-3-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Havlat and Radim Vrbata did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Martin Havlat

9-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-3-2007 Denis Savard praises Kent Patterson
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young goaltender Kent Patterson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

9-3-2007 Martin Havlat reaches career high !
Martin Havlat marked a new career high in goals with 32 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Florida Panthers on a feed by Maxim Afinogenov. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 137 goals and adding 180 assists along with 314 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 74 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 32+50=82 with 148 PIM.


8-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Michal Handzus is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jonathan Toews is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking good with 11 points in 4 games last week. Cam Barker is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Adrian Aucoin has played 29 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. PA Parenteau is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Dustin Byfuglien has played 27 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-3-2007 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 89 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 40 assists along with 54 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 73 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 11+38=49 with 50 PIM.


7-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-3-2007 James Wisniewski frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman James Wisniewski feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, James Wisniewski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 73 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 6+23=29 with 48 PIM.


4-3-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-3-2007 Team captain meets with Jason Williams
Following the team's recent 6-7 OT loss against Boston Bruins on 2-3-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Havlat and Jason Williams were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Havlat

2-3-2007 Alexander Steen reaches career high !
Alexander Steen marked a new career high in points with 46 after assisting in tonights game against Boston Bruins on a goal by Cam Barker. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 137 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 58 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 15+31=46 with 70 PIM.


1-3-2007 Radim Vrbata speaks up.
Radim Vrbata is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-3-2007 Alexander Steen uncertain about future
Alexander Steen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

1-3-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Michal Handzus is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jason Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Brent Seabrook is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Patrick Lalime has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Adrian Aucoin has played 25 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. PA Parenteau is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Duncan Keith is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Corey Crawford has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Dustin Byfuglien has played 23 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-2-2007 Team captain meets with Derek Roy
Following the team's recent 3-7 win at Nashville Predators on 25-2-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Havlat and Derek Roy did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Martin Havlat

25-2-2007 Alexander Steen reaches career high !
Alexander Steen marked a new career high in assists with 28 assists after assisting in tonights game against Nashville Predators on a goal by Martin Havlat. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 55 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 60 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 15+28=43 with 68 PIM.


25-2-2007 Maxim Afinogenov reaches a milestone !
Maxim Afinogenov scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Martin Havlat. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 477 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 175 assists along with 490 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 68 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 30+45=75 with 178 PIM.


23-2-2007 Team captain meets with Jeff Hamilton
Team captain Martin Havlat called a short meeting with Jeff Hamilton after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jeff Hamilton as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

23-2-2007 Brent Seabrook reaches career high !
Brent Seabrook marked a new career high in goals with 6 tallies after scoring in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a feed by Derek Roy. We have a good team this year, I'm just happy I can help out, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Canada, Brent Seabrook was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 136 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 44 assists along with 98 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 6+17=23 with 38 PIM.


22-2-2007 Team captain meets with Patrick Lalime
Team captain Martin Havlat called a short meeting with Patrick Lalime after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Patrick Lalime as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

22-2-2007 Radim Vrbata speaks up.
Radim Vrbata is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2007 PA Parenteau speaks up.
PA Parenteau is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Havlat has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Jonathan Toews has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point. Nikolai Khabibulin has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. PA Parenteau is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Duncan Keith is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Dustin Byfuglien has played 20 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-2-2007 Maxim Afinogenov reaches career high !
Maxim Afinogenov marked a new career high in points with 74 after assisting in tonights game against Dallas Stars on a goal by Alexander Steen. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said after signing autographs for some kids..

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 174 assists along with 482 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 30+44=74 with 170 PIM.


21-2-2007 James Wisniewski uncertain about future
James Wisniewski wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-2-2007 Martin Havlat reaches career high !
Martin Havlat marked a new career high in points with 69 after assisting in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Brent Seabrook. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 132 goals and adding 172 assists along with 294 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 63 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 27+42=69 with 128 PIM.


15-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brent Seabrook is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Dustin Byfuglien is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-2-2007 Denis Savard praises Kris Lazaruk
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young goaltender Kris Lazaruk in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

13-2-2007 Denis Savard praises Kevin Shattenkirk
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Kevin Shattenkirk has played 19 games with Boston University this season, collecting 3+8=11 with 17 PIM.


13-2-2007 Michael Blunden resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs right wing Michael Blunden has resumed full training after his injury.

13-2-2007 Duncan Keith reaches career high !
Duncan Keith marked a new career high in points with 22 after scoring in tonights game against Buffalo Sabres on a feed by Rene Bourque. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Duncan Keith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 28 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 6+16=22 with 40 PIM.


13-2-2007 Michael Blunden injured.
Michael Blunden of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he said as the trainers examined him.

12-2-2007 Denis Savard praises Ben Blood
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Ben Blood in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Ben Blood has played 19 games with North Dakota this season, collecting 3+7=10 with 2 PIM.


11-2-2007 Chicago Blackhawks name captain.
Chicago Blackhawks have named Martin Havlat as the captain of the team.

11-2-2007 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-2-2007 Team captain meets with Dustin Byfuglien
Following the team's recent 9-2 loss at San Jose Sharks on 8-2-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Dustin Byfuglien were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

8-2-2007 Martin Lapointe speaks up.
Martin Lapointe is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Patrick Lalime has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adrian Aucoin has played 15 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Duncan Keith has played 13 games without a goal. Brent Seabrook has played 22 games without a goal. Dustin Byfuglien has played 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-2-2007 Michael Grenzy uncertain about future
Michael Grenzy wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

6-2-2007 Martin Havlat reaches a milestone !
Martin Havlat scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a goal by Maxim Afinogenov. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 169 assists along with 288 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 58 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 26+39=65 with 122 PIM.


4-2-2007 Martin Lapointe speaks up.
Martin Lapointe is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-2-2007 Jassen Cullimore speaks up.
Jassen Cullimore is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-2-2007 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 73 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 32 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 57 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 9+30=39 with 40 PIM.


1-2-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-2-2007 Player of the week: Alexander Steen (R)
NHL has awarded Alexander Steen (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 5 games last week.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 124 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 51 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 49 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 9+24=33 with 60 PIM.


1-2-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak. Martin Havlat is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Michal Handzus is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking good with 8 points in 5 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Cam Barker is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adrian Aucoin has played 12 games without a goal. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Derek Roy has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Duncan Keith has played 10 games without a goal. Brent Seabrook has played 19 games without a goal. Dustin Byfuglien has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-1-2007 Jassen Cullimore speaks up.
Jassen Cullimore is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

31-1-2007 Denis Savard praises Borivoj Divisek
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young right wing Borivoj Divisek in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Borivoj Divisek has played 34 games with HC Vitkovice this season, collecting 24+10=34 with 12 PIM.


1-2-2007 Rookie of the month: Zdenek Kutlak (D)
NHL has awarded Zdenek Kutlak (D) of Chicago Blackhawks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 4 goals and 16 assists for 20 points in 17 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 72 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 30 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 56 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 8+28=36 with 40 PIM.


30-1-2007 Martin Havlat reaches career high !
Martin Havlat marked a new career high in assists with 38 assists after assisting in tonights game against Ottawa Senators on a goal by Alexander Steen. For me this is dream come true, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 353 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 168 assists along with 282 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 55 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 25+38=63 with 116 PIM.


29-1-2007 Denis Savard praises Jonathan Blum
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Jonathan Blum in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jonathan Blum has played 48 games with Kootenay Ice this season, collecting 16+31=47 with 23 PIM.


29-1-2007 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 30 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 55 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 8+28=36 with 38 PIM.


28-1-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-1-2007 Derek Roy speaks up.
Derek Roy is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-1-2007 Denis Savard praises Kevin Shattenkirk
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Kevin Shattenkirk has played 17 games with Boston University this season, collecting 3+7=10 with 17 PIM.


26-1-2007 Rene Bourque reaches career high !
Rene Bourque marked a new career high in points with 35 after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Jeff Hamilton. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Canada, Rene Bourque, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 129 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 40 assists along with 104 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 13+22=35 with 48 PIM.


26-1-2007 Maxim Afinogenov reaches career high !
Maxim Afinogenov marked a new career high in goals with 23 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a feed by Alexander Steen. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 461 NHL games during his career, notching 118 goals and adding 165 assists along with 429 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 52 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 23+35=58 with 117 PIM.


25-1-2007 Martin Lapointe speaks up.
Martin Lapointe is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Martin Havlat is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jason Williams is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Michal Handzus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brent Seabrook has played 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-1-2007 Jonathan Toews resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs center Jonathan Toews has resumed full training after his injury.

24-1-2007 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 52 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 16 PIM.


24-1-2007 Jim Vandermeer speaks up.
Jim Vandermeer is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-1-2007 Jonathan Toews injured.
Jonathan Toews of Rockfort Icehogs suffered wrist injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said when he was taken off the ice.

23-1-2007 Jassen Cullimore speaks up.
Jassen Cullimore is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-1-2007 Martin Lapointe speaks up.
Martin Lapointe is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-1-2007 Denis Savard praises Thomas Hickey
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Thomas Hickey in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Thomas Hickey has played 44 games with Seattle Thunderbirds this season, collecting 5+14=19 with 59 PIM.


22-1-2007 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-1-2007 Denis Savard praises Luca Cunti
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young center Luca Cunti in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Luca Cunti has played 22 games with SC Langnau this season, collecting 11+12=23 with 11 PIM.


18-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Steen is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jeff Hamilton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brent Seabrook has played 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2007 Niklas Hjalmarsson resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has resumed full training after his injury.

14-1-2007 Chicago Blackhawks trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Patrick Sharp to Toronto Maple Leafs for Alexander Steen

11-1-2007 Jassen Cullimore speaks up.
Jassen Cullimore is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Adrian Aucoin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jason Williams is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Derek Roy is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Michal Handzus has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nikolai Khabibulin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Duncan Keith has played 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Maxim Afinogenov remains sidelined with groin injury.



11-1-2007 Derek Roy reaches career high !
Derek Roy marked a new career high in assists with 29 assists after assisting in tonights game against Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Martin Havlat. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 50 goals and adding 67 assists along with 95 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 45 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 23+29=52 with 26 PIM.


11-1-2007 Maxim Afinogenov injured.
Maxim Afinogenov (CHI) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Brent Sopel (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he said as the trainers examined him.

10-1-2007 Michael Holmqvist reaches career high !
Michael Holmqvist marked a new career high in assists with 11 assists after assisting in tonights game against Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Denis Arkhipov. I've been fortunate enough to play with many great players and I could not have done it without them, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Sweden, Michael Holmqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 137 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 21 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 44 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 3+11=14 with 50 PIM.


10-1-2007 Niklas Hjalmarsson injured.
Niklas Hjalmarsson of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

9-1-2007 Team captain meets with Denis Arkhipov
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Colorado Avalanche on 8-1-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Denis Arkhipov did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Martin Lapointe

9-1-2007 Patrick Sharp speaks up.
Patrick Sharp is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

9-1-2007 Chris Porter resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs left wing Chris Porter has resumed full training after his injury.

8-1-2007 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 60 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 22 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 44 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 4+20=24 with 26 PIM.


8-1-2007 Team captain meets with Jim Vandermeer
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Colorado Avalanche on 8-1-2007, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Jim Vandermeer were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

6-1-2007 Martin St. Pierre resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs center Martin St. Pierre has resumed full training after his injury.

5-1-2007 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-1-2007 Jassen Cullimore speaks up.
Jassen Cullimore is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-1-2007 Player of the week: Maxim Afinogenov (R)
NHL has awarded Maxim Afinogenov (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 451 NHL games during his career, notching 112 goals and adding 154 assists along with 405 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 42 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 17+24=41 with 93 PIM.


4-1-2007 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Derek Roy is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Cam Barker is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jassen Cullimore has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Adrian Aucoin has played 10 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 36 games without a goal. Jim Vandermeer is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-1-2007 Chris Porter resumes light training.
Rockfort Icehogs left wing Chris Porter has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-1-2007 Derek Roy reaches career high !
Derek Roy marked a new career high in points with 47 after scoring in tonights game against Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Maxim Afinogenov. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 160 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 63 assists along with 93 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 41 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 22+25=47 with 24 PIM.


4-1-2007 Rene Bourque reaches career high !
Rene Bourque marked a new career high in assists with 19 assists after assisting in tonights game against Los Angeles Kings on a goal by PA Parenteau. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Canada, Rene Bourque, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 118 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 37 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 10+19=29 with 40 PIM.


3-1-2007 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2007 Chicago Blackhawks players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Chicago Blackhawks organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Karel Hromas (CZE)
-David Kuchejda (CZE)
-Jakub Sindel (CZE)
-Evan Brophey (CAN)
-Brennan Turner (CAN)
-Tony Lagerstrom (SWE)
-Igor Makarov (RUS)


1-1-2007 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-1-2007 Martin St. Pierre resumes light training.
Rockfort Icehogs center Martin St. Pierre has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

30-12-2006 Team captain meets with Michael Holmqvist
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Detroit Red Wings on 30-12-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Michael Holmqvist were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

30-12-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-12-2006 Michal Handzus resumes full training.
Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus has resumed full training after his knee injury.

30-12-2006 Derek Roy reaches career high !
Derek Roy marked a new career high in goals with 19 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Maxim Afinogenov. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 157 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 59 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 38 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 19+21=40 with 22 PIM.


28-12-2006 Team captain meets with Patrick Sharp
Following the team's recent 3-5 win at Columbus Blue Jackets on 28-12-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Patrick Sharp did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Martin Lapointe

28-12-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jason Williams is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Patrick Lalime has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Nikolai Khabibulin hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 32 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



25-12-2006 Michal Handzus resumes light training.
Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus has resumed light training after his knee injury and is listed day to day.

24-12-2006 Patrick Sharp speaks up.
Patrick Sharp is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jason Williams is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jeff Hamilton has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Martin Havlat remains sidelined with leg injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



21-12-2006 Adam Burish resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs right wing Adam Burish has resumed full training after his injury.

20-12-2006 Martin Havlat injured.
Martin Havlat (CHI) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Ryan Smyth (NYI). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

18-12-2006 Patrick Sharp speaks up.
Patrick Sharp is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-12-2006 Adam Burish injured.
Adam Burish of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

17-12-2006 Dustin Byfuglien resumes full training.
Rockfort Icehogs defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has resumed full training after his injury.

14-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Duncan Keith is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Patrick Lalime has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 26 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jeff Hamilton has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



14-12-2006 Duncan Keith reaches career high !
Duncan Keith marked a new career high in assists with 13 assists after assisting in tonights game against Anaheim Ducks on a goal by Adrian Aucoin. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he joked.

A native of Canada, Duncan Keith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 112 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 25 assists along with 107 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 31 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 3+13=16 with 28 PIM.


14-12-2006 Dustin Byfuglien injured.
Dustin Byfuglien of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Portland Pirates. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

11-12-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2006 Tyler McGregor agrees on a contract.
Tyler McGregor has signed a one year deal with the Rockfort Icehogs. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

10-12-2006 Tony Salmelainen frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tony Salmelainen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tony Salmelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 30 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 7+19=26 with 12 PIM.


10-12-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-12-2006 Patrick Lalime resumes full training.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Patrick Lalime has resumed full training after his abdomen injury.

9-12-2006 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Following the team's recent 1-4 loss against Ottawa Senators on 9-12-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Radim Vrbata were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

9-12-2006 Chris Porter injured.
Chris Porter of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I just hope it's not gonna' effect my play when I come back. I have to be able to play my kind of game out there, he said when he was taken off the ice.

8-12-2006 Team captain meets with Mike Brodeur
Team captain Martin Lapointe called a short meeting with Mike Brodeur after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mike Brodeur as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

7-12-2006 Jassen Cullimore frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jassen Cullimore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 607 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 56 assists along with 567 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 10 PIM.


7-12-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Adrian Aucoin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Derek Roy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Patrick Sharp is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Duncan Keith is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 26 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



5-12-2006 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 28 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 8 PIM.


5-12-2006 Team captain meets with PA Parenteau
Following the team's recent 5-3 win against Montreal Canadiens on 5-12-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and PA Parenteau did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Martin Lapointe

5-12-2006 Patrick Lalime resumes light training.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Patrick Lalime has resumed light training after his abdomen injury and is listed day to day.

3-12-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-12-2006 Martin St. Pierre injured.
Martin St. Pierre of Rockfort Icehogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . 1-2 months of no hockey will be harder to deal with than this injury believe me, he said after the game in the dressing room.

1-12-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Williams is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 15 games without a goal. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



26-11-2006 Tony Salmelainen frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tony Salmelainen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tony Salmelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 25 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 6+19=25 with 2 PIM.


25-11-2006 Jassen Cullimore frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jassen Cullimore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 602 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 54 assists along with 567 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 24 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM.


24-11-2006 Team captain meets with Michael Holmqvist
Following the team's recent 5-2 loss at Nashville Predators on 23-11-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Michael Holmqvist did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Martin Lapointe

23-11-2006 Nikita Alexeev frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Nikita Alexeev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Alexeev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 24 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 14+9=23 with 2 PIM.


23-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Adrian Aucoin has played 13 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jason Williams has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury. Jeff Hamilton remains sidelined with knee injury.



23-11-2006 Jeff Hamilton injured.
Jeff Hamilton (CHI) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Scott Hartnell (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

21-11-2006 Martin St. Pierre frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Martin St. Pierre feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Martin St. Pierre, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 23 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 8 PIM.


17-11-2006 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Following the team's recent 2-4 loss against Washington Capitals on 17-11-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Radim Vrbata were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

16-11-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-11-2006 Nikita Alexeev frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Nikita Alexeev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Alexeev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 20 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 13+7=20 with 2 PIM.


16-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Derek Roy is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Duncan Keith is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Zdenek Kutlak has played 11 games without a goal. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Denis Arkhipov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



12-11-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-11-2006 Team captain meets with Jim Vandermeer
Team captain Martin Lapointe called a short meeting with Jim Vandermeer after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Jim Vandermeer as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

9-11-2006 Nikita Alexeev frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Nikita Alexeev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Alexeev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 17 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 10+6=16 with 2 PIM.


9-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Lapointe is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jason Williams is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jim Vandermeer is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



6-11-2006 Team captain meets with Michael Holmqvist
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Phoenix Coyotes on 6-11-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Michael Holmqvist were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

6-11-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-11-2006 Carl Corazzini released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Carl Corazzini to free agency.

5-11-2006 Reed Low released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Reed Low to free agency.

5-11-2006 Chris Porter released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Chris Porter to free agency.

5-11-2006 Steve Munn released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Steve Munn to free agency.

5-11-2006 Jordan Hendry released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Jordan Hendry to free agency.

5-11-2006 Jonas Nordquist released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Jonas Nordquist to free agency.

5-11-2006 Jim Henkel released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Jim Henkel to free agency.

3-11-2006 Adam Burish frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Adam Burish feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Burish was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 9th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.


3-11-2006 Maxim Afinogenov reaches a milestone !
Maxim Afinogenov scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Martin Havlat. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, he commented after giving the puck to a fan.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 422 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 136 assists along with 337 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 13 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 25 PIM.


2-11-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Derek Roy is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Jeff Hamilton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



1-11-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

1-11-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 13 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 2 PIM.


31-10-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 13 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 2 PIM.


27-10-2006 Team captain clashes with Maxim Afinogenov
Team captain Martin Lapointe finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Maxim Afinogenov. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

27-10-2006 Adam Burish frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Adam Burish feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Burish was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 9th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.


26-10-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Martin Havlat is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Adrian Aucoin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Patrick Sharp is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. PA Parenteau is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Nikolai Khabibulin has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rene Bourque has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



24-10-2006 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Following the team's recent 5-4 loss at Columbus Blue Jackets on 23-10-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Radim Vrbata were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Martin Lapointe

23-10-2006 Denis Arkhipov speaks up.
Denis Arkhipov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-10-2006 Radim Vrbata speaks up.
Radim Vrbata is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-10-2006 Michael Holmqvist speaks up.
Michael Holmqvist is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-10-2006 Team captain meets with Radim Vrbata
Team captain Martin Lapointe called a short meeting with Radim Vrbata after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Radim Vrbata as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

19-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Adrian Aucoin is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Zdenek Kutlak is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jason Williams is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Derek Roy is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. PA Parenteau has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



16-10-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 7 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


14-10-2006 Adam Burish frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Adam Burish feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Burish was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 9th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.


13-10-2006 Tony Salmelainen frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tony Salmelainen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tony Salmelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 5 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 2 PIM.


12-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Martin Havlat is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Adrian Aucoin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Derek Roy is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jeff Hamilton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



9-10-2006 Team captain meets with Patrick Sharp
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Detroit Red Wings on 8-10-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Patrick Sharp did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Martin Lapointe

8-10-2006 Jassen Cullimore frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jassen Cullimore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 580 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 53 assists along with 557 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


8-10-2006 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 2 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


6-10-2006 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 17 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


5-10-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



4-10-2006 Team captain meets with Patrick Sharp
Team captain Martin Lapointe called a short meeting with Patrick Sharp after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Patrick Sharp as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

3-10-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. He has played 1 games with the Rockfort Icehogs this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


30-9-2006 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin BrodeurA-BA-34New Jersey Devils
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-27Vancouver Canucks
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B33Chicago Blackhawks
Miikka KiprusoffBBB29Calgary Flames
Henrik LundqvistBB-B24Minnesota Wild
Tomas VokounB-BB30New York Rangers
Marty TurcoBBB31Dallas Stars
Jose TheodoreBBB30Colorado Avalanche
Felix PotvinBB-B35San Jose Sharks
Jean-Sebastien GiguereB-B-B-29Anaheim Ducks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-36Anaheim Ducks
Scott NiedermayerBB-B33Anaheim Ducks
Chris ProngerB-A-B31Detroit Red Wings
Rob BlakeB-BB-36Los Angeles Kings
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-29Boston Bruins
Wade ReddenB-B-B-29Ottawa Senators
Tomas Kaberle78747928Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei ZubovB-B-B-36Dallas Stars
Brian RafalskiB-B-B-33New Jersey Devils
Chris PhillipsCBB-29Ottawa Senators
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu SelanneBB-B36Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B34Philadelphia Flyers
Patrik EliasBB-B30New Jersey Devils
Daniel SedinBBB26Vancouver Canucks
Ilya KovalchukA-CB23Atlanta Thrashers
Mike FisherBB-B-26Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-34Atlanta Thrashers
Markus NaslundBCB-33Vancouver Canucks
Henrik ZetterbergBCB-25Nashville Predators
Rick NashBB-B-22Columbus Blue Jackets
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonAB-A-27San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-33Nashville Predators
Joe SakicBB-B37Colorado Avalanche
Vincent LecavalierA-B-B26Tampa Bay Lightning
Sergei FedorovB-B-B36Columbus Blue Jackets
Pavol DemitraA-CB31Minnesota Wild
Mats Sundin83718135Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric StaalA-B-B21Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'AmourB-B-B-36Carolina Hurricanes
Chris DruryBB-B-30Buffalo Sabres
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B34New York Rangers
Jarome IginlaBB-B29Calgary Flames
Mike ModanoBCB36Dallas Stars
Marian HossaA-B-B27Atlanta Thrashers
Alexander OvechkinA-B-B21Washington Capitals
Paul KariyaBCB-31Nashville Predators
Daniel AlfredssonBB-B-33Ottawa Senators
Martin St. LouisBCB-31Tampa Bay Lightning
Dany HeatleyBB-B-25Ottawa Senators
Marian GaborikBCB-24Minnesota Wild


28-9-2006 Team captain meets with Denis Arkhipov
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Tampa Bay Lightning on 27-9-2006, Chicago Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe and Denis Arkhipov did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Martin Lapointe

28-9-2006 Derek Roy frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Derek Roy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 127 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 46 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 8 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 8 PIM.


28-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Derek Roy is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Martin Lapointe has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Patrick Sharp has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jeff Hamilton has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



25-9-2006 Nikita Alexeev frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Nikita Alexeev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Alexeev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Chicago Blackhawks this season.


24-9-2006 Martin Havlat frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Martin Havlat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 305 NHL games during his career, notching 108 goals and adding 135 assists along with 176 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 7 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 10 PIM.


22-9-2006 Duncan Keith frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Duncan Keith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 87 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 15 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.


21-9-2006 Jassen Cullimore frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jassen Cullimore feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 53 assists along with 559 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


21-9-2006 Zdenek Kutlak frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Zdenek Kutlak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Czech, Zdenek Kutlak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 8th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 22 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


21-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Martin Havlat is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rene Bourque is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Duncan Keith is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Craig MacDonald has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Radim Vrbata has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Holmqvist has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Brodeur hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



16-9-2006 Denis Arkhipov frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Denis Arkhipov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Arkhipov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 65 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 4 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


15-9-2006 Michael Holmqvist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Michael Holmqvist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Michael Holmqvist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 97 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 11 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Nikolai Khabibulin is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Rene Bourque is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Derek Roy is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



13-9-2006 Martin Havlat frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Martin Havlat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 301 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 133 assists along with 172 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 6 PIM.


13-9-2006 Derek Roy frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Derek Roy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 122 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 42 assists along with 71 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 2 PIM.


11-9-2006 Martin Havlat frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Martin Havlat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 300 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 131 assists along with 170 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


8-9-2006 Derek Roy frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Derek Roy feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 120 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 39 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 1 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


7-9-2006 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Patrick Lalime remains sidelined with abdomen injury. Michal Handzus remains sidelined with knee injury.



31-8-2006 Radim Vrbata frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Radim Vrbata feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Radim Vrbata was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 269 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 68 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2006 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2006 Nikita Alexeev frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Nikita Alexeev feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Nikita Alexeev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 6 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


30-8-2006 Carl Corazzini frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Carl Corazzini feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Carl Corazzini, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2006 Duncan Keith frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Duncan Keith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 81 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 12 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2006 Chicago Blackhawks name captain.
Chicago Blackhawks have named Martin Lapointe as the captain of the team.

29-8-2006 Martin St. Pierre uncertain about future
Martin St. Pierre wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Radim Vrbata frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Radim Vrbata feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Radim Vrbata was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 269 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 68 assists along with 78 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2006 Duncan Keith uncertain about future
Duncan Keith wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2006 Chicago Blackhawks trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Tuomo Ruutu to Buffalo Sabres for Maxim Afinogenov and Derek Roy

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 409 NHL games during his career, notching 95 goals and adding 130 assists along with 312 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 119 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 38 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 97 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 24 assists along with 89 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2006 Peter Bondra retires
Peter Bondra has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Chicago Blackhawks will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Chicago Blackhawks and Rockfort Icehogs:
- Martin St. Pierre C
- Martin Lapointe R
- Adam Berti L
- Martin Havlat L
- Patrick Lalime G
- Michal Handzus C
- Reed Low L
- Jassen Cullimore D
- Adrian Aucoin D
- Nikolai Khabibulin G
- Craig MacDonald L
- Jason Williams R
- Dave Bolland C
- James Wisniewski D
- Jim Henkel C
- Rene Bourque L
- Denis Arkhipov C
- Bruno St. Jacques D
- Troy Brouwer R
- Jonas Nordquist C
- Radim Vrbata R
- Tony Salmelainen R
- Jim Vandermeer D
- Nikita Alexeev R
- Tuomo Ruutu R
- Patrick Sharp C
- Pierre Parenteau R
- Bryan Bickell L
- Kris Versteeg L
- Michael Holmqvist L
- David Koci D
- Brian Lee D
- Carl Corazzini R
- Steve Munn D
- Adam Burish R
- Duncan Keith D
- Jeff Hamilton C
- Brent Seabrook D
- Danny Richmond D
- Corey Crawford G
- Mike Brodeur G
- Cam Barker D
- Dustin Byfuglien D
- Colin Fraser C
- Michael Blunden R
- Jordan Hendry D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Michal Handzus C
- Michael Holmqvist L
- David Koci D
- Steve Munn D
- Adam Burish R
- Jeff Hamilton C
- Brent Seabrook D
- Jordan Hendry D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Jassen Cullimore D
- Nikolai Khabibulin G
- Jason Williams R
- James Wisniewski D
- Jim Henkel C
- Rene Bourque L
- Jonas Nordquist C
- Jim Vandermeer D
- Patrick Sharp C
- Kris Versteeg L
- Carl Corazzini R
- Colin Fraser C


28-6-2006 Jason Williams frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Jason Williams feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Williams, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 175 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 52 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


28-6-2006 Denis Savard praises Jesse Jyrkkio
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard has praised young defenseman Jesse Jyrkkio in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



27-6-2006 Bruno St. Jacques frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bruno St. Jacques feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Bruno St. Jacques was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


23-6-2006 Tony Salmelainen frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tony Salmelainen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tony Salmelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


30-6-2006 Training camp preview
Chicago Blackhawks will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Chicago Blackhawks and Norfolk Admirals:
- Martin St. Pierre C
- Martin Lapointe R
- Adam Berti L
- Martin Havlat L
- Patrick Lalime G
- Michal Handzus C
- Reed Low L
- Jassen Cullimore D
- Adrian Aucoin D
- Peter Bondra R
- Nikolai Khabibulin G
- Craig MacDonald L
- Jason Williams R
- Dave Bolland C
- James Wisniewski D
- Jim Henkel C
- Rene Bourque L
- Denis Arkhipov C
- Bruno St. Jacques D
- Troy Brouwer R
- Jonas Nordquist C
- Radim Vrbata R
- Tony Salmelainen R
- Jim Vandermeer D
- Nikita Alexeev R
- Tuomo Ruutu R
- Patrick Sharp C
- Pierre Parenteau R
- Bryan Bickell L
- Kris Versteeg L
- Michael Holmqvist L
- David Koci D
- Brian Lee D
- Carl Corazzini R
- Steve Munn D
- Adam Burish R
- Duncan Keith D
- Jeff Hamilton C
- Brent Seabrook D
- Danny Richmond D
- Corey Crawford G
- Mike Brodeur G
- Cam Barker D
- Dustin Byfuglien D
- Colin Fraser C
- Michael Blunden R
- Jordan Hendry D

Players reporting out of shape:
- James Wisniewski D
- Jim Henkel C
- Bruno St. Jacques D
- Troy Brouwer R
- Jim Vandermeer D
- Adam Burish R
- Jeff Hamilton C
- Brent Seabrook D
- Cam Barker D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Martin Havlat L
- Patrick Lalime G
- Reed Low L
- Dave Bolland C
- Radim Vrbata R
- Tuomo Ruutu R
- Pierre Parenteau R
- Michael Holmqvist L
- David Koci D
- Brian Lee D
- Carl Corazzini R
- Duncan Keith D


28-6-2006 Denis Arkhipov frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Denis Arkhipov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Arkhipov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 273 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 65 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


28-6-2006 Trent Yawney praises Nick Palmieri
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney has praised young right wing Nick Palmieri in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



27-6-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


27-6-2006 Trent Yawney praises Zack Torquato
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney has praised young center Zack Torquato in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



25-6-2006 Jonas Nordquist frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonas Nordquist feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Jonas Nordquist was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2006 Adam Burish frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Adam Burish feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Burish was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 9th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2006 Trent Yawney praises Jean-Simon Allard
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney has praised young center Jean-Simon Allard in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



24-6-2006 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2006 Trent Yawney praises Tysen Dowzak
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney has praised young defenseman Tysen Dowzak in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2006 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2006 Martin Havlat uncertain about future
Martin Havlat wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Martin Havlat frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Martin Havlat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 298 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 130 assists along with 166 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


21-6-2006 Jason Williams uncertain about future
Jason Williams wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jim Henkel uncertain about future
Jim Henkel wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Rene Bourque uncertain about future
Rene Bourque wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Denis Arkhipov uncertain about future
Denis Arkhipov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Vaclav Pletka uncertain about future
Vaclav Pletka wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Bruno St. Jacques uncertain about future
Bruno St. Jacques wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Pavel Vorobiev uncertain about future
Pavel Vorobiev wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Jonas Nordquist uncertain about future
Jonas Nordquist wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Radim Vrbata uncertain about future
Radim Vrbata wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tony Salmelainen uncertain about future
Tony Salmelainen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tony Salmelainen frustrated
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Tony Salmelainen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Tony Salmelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


21-6-2006 Jim Vandermeer uncertain about future
Jim Vandermeer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Nikita Alexeev uncertain about future
Nikita Alexeev wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Tuomo Ruutu uncertain about future
Tuomo Ruutu wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Adam Munro uncertain about future
Adam Munro wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Patrick Sharp uncertain about future
Patrick Sharp wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Pierre Parenteau uncertain about future
Pierre Parenteau wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Michael Holmqvist uncertain about future
Michael Holmqvist wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 David Koci uncertain about future
David Koci wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Carl Corazzini uncertain about future
Carl Corazzini wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Steve Munn uncertain about future
Steve Munn wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Adam Burish uncertain about future
Adam Burish wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2006 Mike Brodeur uncertain about future
Mike Brodeur wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2001 Trent Yawney praises Nick Ross
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney has praised young defenseman Nick Ross in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



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