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United Center to serve as voting super site on Election Day

The center at 1901 W. Madison St. will be open to voters for the first time in the arena’s history Tuesday.

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Elite women’s hockey team looking to go pro but first will take on men in Chicago adult league

The organizers of the North Stars, thought to be the first all-women’s team to play in a Chicago men’s league, hope ultimately to join the National Women’s Hockey League.

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Through onslaught of criticism, Stan Bowman has learned to believe in his decisions

"You never want to do something that’s just popular," the long-tenured yet oft-criticized Blackhawks general manager said this week.

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The inside story of the Blackhawks’ Brandon Saad-for-Nikita Zadorov trade

Stan Bowman explains in-depth why he wanted to trade Saad, why he wanted Zadorov, and the process of making the trade happen.

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Blackhawks’ old core — Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith — will stay with team during rebuild

General manager Stan Bowman talked with the veterans and eased their concerns about the team’s rebuild this week.

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Blackhawks’ letter to fans details rebuilding plans, begins new era of open communication

"There’s a lot of value in trying to be more open about what we’re doing," general manager Stan Bowman said. "We owe it to the fans to do that."

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Brent Seabrook, Andrew Shaw, Zack Smith’s uncertain injury statuses reduce Blackhawks’ flexibility

All three veterans missed the Hawks’ August playoff run with injuries and may or may not be ready in time for the 2020-21 season.

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Days after trade, Nikita Zadorov already on track to be Blackhawks fan favorite

Zadorov’s quick-witted quotes and massive hits will make him a popular Hawks player, even if the trade to acquire him won’t help the team’s future.

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Ex-Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad excited to compete for Stanley Cups again with Avalanche

The two-time Cup winner in Chicago sees his recent trade as an opportunity to keep his championship contention window open.

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Blackhawks statue outside United Center vandalized

The statue is currently under a tarp and will be sent in for repairs soon, a team spokesperson said.

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Blackhawks sign defensive forwards Mattias Janmark, Lucas Wallmark to 1-year contracts

Janmark had 21 points in 62 games with the Stars last season, while Wallmark had 25 points in 67 games with the Hurricanes and Panthers.

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Corey Crawford’s whirlwind 2020, from coronavirus to the bubble, ends in New Jersey

After contracting and surviving COVID-19, then backstopping the Blackhawks’ surprising playoff run, Crawford signed Friday with the Devils.

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Report: Blackhawks’ steps toward rebuild ‘comes as a shock’ to Jonathan Toews

Toews, in an interview Sunday with The Athletic, said Hawks management never conveyed their plans to rebuild to him or the team’s other core players.

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Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Avalanche, but return does little to aid rebuild

Instead of a package of prospects and draft picks, the Hawks received Nikita Zadorov and a depth defenseman for Saad.

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Corey Crawford signs contract with Devils, officially ending Blackhawks tenure

Crawford signed a two-year contract with New Jersey on Friday night after becoming a free agent earlier in the day.

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Blackhawks notebook: Many top free agents remain, but Hawks likely won’t be calling

Friday’s relatively quiet opening day of free agency left many of the best UFAs still available entering the weekend, but the now-rebuilding Blackhawks won’t be sniffing around them.

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Blackhawks re-sign Dominik Kubalik, Malcolm Subban to two-year contracts

Kubalik’s two-year deal with a $3.7 million cap hit comes on the heels of his 30-goal rookie season.

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Live updates on Blackhawks’ trades, signings, news as NHL free agency window opens

With the NHL free agency window opening Friday at 11 a.m., this thread will track all of the Blackhawks’ movement through the weekend.

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Blackhawks won’t re-sign Corey Crawford, commit to rebuilding through youth

The Hawks will turn to prospects Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen as their 2020-21 goaltenders, the first step in general manager Stan Bowman’s "philosophical" change in their roster-building approach.

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Blackhawks give qualifying offers to Dominik Kubalik, Dylan Strome but relinquish others

Malcolm Subban, Slater Koekkoek and Drake Caggiula reportedly did not receive qualifying offers.

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Blackhawks pick goalie Drew Commesso, six other prospects on Day 2 of NHL Draft

The Hawks’ eight-man 2020 draft class includes three forwards, four defensemen and one goaltender.

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Blackhawks’ prospect pool looks stronger after NHL Draft’s 1st round, but so do Central Division rivals

While Lukas Reichel does improve the Blackhawks’ pipeline significantly, the same can be said for Marco Rossi with Minnesota, Cole Perfetti with Winnipeg and Yaroslav Askarov with Nashville.

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Blackhawks at the 2020 NHL Draft: Possibilities, analysis for every pick

The Blackhawks hold the No. 17 pick in the first round Tuesday night, and six more picks in the other rounds Wednesday.

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Blackhawks select forward Lukas Reichel with No. 17 pick in 2020 NHL Draft

The Hawks played against Reichel in their exhibition game last year against Eisbaren Berlin. Now, Reichel is part of their own organization.

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Blackhawks’ 1st-round-pick possibilities: European prospects to keep an eye on

Scouting reports for five European prospects the Blackhawks might consider with the 17th overall selection.

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Blackhawks trade Olli Maatta to Kings, creating much-needed cap space

The Hawks save $3.3 million in salary by dumping Maatta, giving them a better chance of retaining other crucial free agents.

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Blackhawks’ 1st-round-pick possibilities: North American prospects to watch for

Scouting reports for six North American prospects the Blackhawks might consider with the 17th overall selection.

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This You Gotta See: Bears host Colts, Bucs about 100 hours apart. What could go wrong?

What if the Bears get to 5-0? Will they suddenly be the talk of the league? Will people start putting them in the Super Bowl conversation? Did anybody get the license-plate number of that truck that just sped off with our brains?

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Inside the Blackhawks’ pandemic scouting process and plan for the NHL Draft

Three Hawks scouts describe how they adjusted to video scouting, Zoom interviews and the draft’s postponement from June to Tuesday.

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Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, A Better Chicago partner to invest $2 million in West Side

The new program, One West Side, is part of an enhanced commitment to West Side philanthropy by the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation under executive director Sara Guderyahn.

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With NHL calendar uncertain, Blackhawks loaning many prospects to European teams this fall

Six Hawks prospects have been loaned to various teams across Europe so far, with Brandon Hagel becoming the first North American to head over this week.

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As other trade discussions heat up, Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford situation remains most pressing

Hawks GM Stan Bowman said Wednesday he’s still optimistic about re-signing Corey Crawford, a pending unrestricted free agent.