POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.9.2013 / 4:35 PM CT
By John Hayden - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
Brad Boron / Chicago Blackhawks

Throughout the week, 2013 draft pick John Hayden will be blogging for chicagoblackhawks.com about his experiences during his first Blackhawks Prospect Camp.

Today we started out at the rink at about 8 a.m. We got to work with [Strength and Conditioning Coach] Paul Goodman on some circuits – everything from squats to ladders. It was pretty tough. I wouldn’t say that the workouts were that intense, but it covered a lot of different exercises. I have a really good workout program back home, but it was really interesting to see what the Blackhawks do and what is important to them; it will help me in the future, as well.

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.8.2013 / 4:11 PM CT
By John Hayden - Special to chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
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Throughout the week, 2013 draft pick John Hayden will be blogging for chicagoblackhawks.com about his experiences during his first Blackhawks Prospect Camp.

I came into town yesterday. I was born here, and my family moved right away, but I come back to Chicago almost every year. I still have family here – my grandfather lives in the city, so I’m familiar with the area. Even so, it’s exciting to be back for something like this: my first NHL prospect camp.

We had a meeting last night where everyone, coaches and players, introduced themselves to each other. It was good to get a feel for the staff and all of the other players before hitting the ice with them today. The older guys, who have been to this camp for several years now, did a really good job of welcoming the younger guys who were just drafted. They made us feel comfortable right away.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.25.2013 / 2:35 PM CT
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next Tweet Sheet.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.25.2013 / 1:45 PM CT
By Brad Boron - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

The Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions for the second time in four seasons, and now will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated for the third time in 2013.

The regional cover, out this week, features Dave Bolland's title-winning goal from the closing minute of the decisive Game 6. The Blackhawks made two covers previously this season: during their 24-game unbeaten streak to begin the year, and during the Western Conference Final against Los Angeles.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.21.2013 / 2:03 PM CT

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. With his second overtime goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Brent Seabrook became the fifth blueliner in NHL history to record two overtime goals in one playoff year.

The British Columbia native joins defensemen Leo Reise, Jr. (DET, 1950), Chris Chelios (CHI, 1995), Niclas Wallin (CAR, 2002) and Scott Niedermayer (ANA, 2007) as a two-time playoff overtime game-winning scorer. 

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.20.2013 / 3:43 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Ten different goalscorers. Big tallies in all situations by team leaders (Kane, Toews, Bergeron, Lucic) and depth players alike (Kruger, Boychuk). Wide-open play and end-to-end action. And, once more, extra hockey, as the game reached overtime for the third time in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 4 had it all, including an underrated storyline: another group effort by Blackhawks blueliners, including Michal Rozsival, who was double-shifted all night; Duncan Keith, whose ice time surpassed 30 minutes for the fourth time in five games; and Brent Seabrook, whose second overtime game-winner of the postseason set a team mark.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.19.2013 / 10:34 AM CT
By Leah Hendrickson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Every week, the Blackhawks Blog will feature fan tweets that reply to our official Twitter account @NHLBlackhawks mixed in with the tweets from some Blackhawks themselves! Send us your thoughts on the Blackhawks’ players, games and more, and you could be a contributor to our next Tweet Sheet.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.19.2013 / 10:29 AM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Since 2010, the Blackhawks' chosen recreational activity on the road has been Mario Kart, the multi-player racing game featuring characters from the Mario franchise. It's a way for players to decompress and bond in between high-intensity games, allowing them to show their competitive spirit in another arena. That got the Blog wondering: Which video game character would each Blackhawks player be? Here are the results of the informal, highly unscientific poll:

Jonathan Toews as Mario: the classic leader, well-rounded and looks great in red.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.17.2013 / 2:03 PM CT
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

While this is only the seventh time in Blackhawks history that they have faced off in the playoffs against Boston, it all started in 1926-27 when Chicago joined the NHL.

The Bruins won that first series in two games based on total goals (10-5). In 1938, when the Hawks won their second Stanley Cup despite a losing record, Boston had the best regular-season record, but lost in the semis to New York. The Bruins won the Cup in 1939 and established an NHL record with 74 points in 48 games, which was broken this season by the Blackhawks, who collected 77 points.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.14.2013 / 1:29 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

If you need extra time to recover after Wednesday's marathon Game 1, don't worry, so did we. One day removed from the Blackhawks' 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins in triple overtime, and there's still plenty to talk about, including Chicago's depth once again coming through as Brandon Saad and Dave Bolland tallied their first goals of the playoffs (and not a moment too soon!), as well as the home team's domination in the shot attempt department, with just about everybody getting pucks through on Tuukka Rask. Bonus: Jaromir Jagr's longevity on display.

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