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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

As we continue our series looking ahead at the offseason for the Blackhawks' rivals in the Central Division, we're nearing the end -- and the top of the division. We're headed to Winnipeg to look at the summer ahead for...

Colliton’s New Gig, Cup Keepers, Cap Numbers, Connor’s (Former) Teammate, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

It's a relatively quiet week for the 30 teams not participating in the Stanley Cup Final, a list that includes the Blackhawks. But whenever we have a notable Old Friend Alert it's fun. And we got one on Tuesday when...

Central Scouting: Colorado Avalanche Offseason Outlook

We're taking some time this week during the a Stanley Cup Final that once again does not include a team from the Central Division to look around at the Blackhawks' primary competition and set the table for the offseason that's...

Dirty Draisaitl, Demidov Concerns, RFA Talk (Offer Sheet?), Barkley’s a Fan, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

We now have two Stanley Cup Final games in the books and, hoo boy did the Oilers even embarrass themselves last night. Edmonton got out-skated early and Warren Foegele took the first dirty penalty of the night for Edmonton. He...

Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Takeaways: Panthers Suffocate Oilers In 4-1 Win

A few Saturdays ago, I watched a really fun UFC Saturday night event between Islam Makhachev (defending his lightweight title) and Dustin Poirier. And that fight felt a lot like Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Poirier (the Oilers)...

2024 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Scouting Combine Two-Round Update

On the travel day in the middle of the Stanley Cup Final, it's a good time for us to take a second to reflect on some of the takeaways from the Scouting Combine this past weekend in Buffalo and update...

Stanley Cup Final: Game Two – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The Stanley Cup Final continues tonight with Game Two in Florida. The Panthers escaped Game One with a 3-0 win, which feels weird to say because the final score makes you think they won easily. They didn't; Sergei Bobrovsky stole...

Central Scouting: Nashville Predators Offseason Outlook

The Predators made a few bold moves last summer to change the culture in the room and it paid off with a playoff appearance. Yeah, they lost to the Canucks, but Nashville exceeded most people's expectations this past season. So,...

Farewell to CapFriendly, Combine Thoughts, Gretzky Loves Barkov, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

We'll start our work week with some not great news for fans and writers like me. On Sunday we learned that the Washington Capitals are buying the CapFriendly website and its assets and will take it behind closed doors in...

Central Scouting: St. Louis Blues Offseason Outlook

As we continue enjoying a Stanley Cup Final that lacks a Central Division representative, we're looking ahead to the offseasons of the Blackhawks' division rivals. Today, we're going to take a road trip south to St. Louis to look at...

Takeaways From The Panthers 3-0 Game 1 Win Over The Oilers

The final score might have suggested a dominant win in Game 1 for the Panthers, but it was anything but that. It took an amazing effort from Sergei Bobrovsky and some timely scoring for Florida to come away with the...

Happy Anniversary, Levshunov Impresses, a Game One Shutout, Expansion? and Other Blackhawks Bullets

It's June 9. I shouldn't have to tell Blackhawks fans what that means. On this fine, glorious date 14 years ago, Patrick Kane ended a 49-year drought that felt like it might last as long as the Cubs' gap between...

NHL Releases Schedule for 4 Nations Face-Off Tournament

During Saturday's media events leading up to Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL announced the schedule for the "4 Nations Face-Off." The tournament, a precursor to players returning to the Winter Olympics and the comeback of a...

NHL Announces 2024-25 Salary Cap Range

On Saturday afternoon, the NHL and NHLPA announced the salary cap for the 2024-25 season. The Upper Limit is set at $88.0 million, which is roughly $300,000 more than was previously reported. According to CapFriendly, the Blackhawks have current salary...

Central Scouting: Minnesota Wild Offseason Outlook

We're continuing our roll through the Central Division with offseason previews today with a look at the Minnesota Wild. Beyond Brock Faber's terrific rookie season, there was a lot left to be desired in the so-called state of hockey. And...

Stanley Cup Final Finally Begins, No. 2 Talk, Carolina Buzz, Buffalo Shopping 11, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

Some speculation regarding the Blackhawks' draft plans: on Friday’s episode of “The Athletic Hockey Show,” Scott Powers said the team is leaning toward Michigan State RHD Artyom Levshunov with the No. 2 overall pick later this month. After a lengthy media session...

Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson Talks Draft, Patrick Kane, Jake Guentzel, More

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson spoke with the media at the Scouting Combine in Buffalo on Friday afternoon and addressed -- or didn't -- a wide range of topics, from trading up already to the possibility of trading the...

Central Scouting: Utah HC Offseason Outlook

This weekend, as the Stanley Cup Final gets rolling and we draw closer to the 2024 NHL Draft and free agency, we're going to spend some time scouting the Blackhawks' primary competition in the Central Division. We're going to roll...

More Jake Guentzel Smoke: Blackhawks Might “Accelerate the Process”

Yesterday we discussed a comment from Elliotte Friedman on the "Jeff Marek Show" in which he thought the Blackhawks might be in play for Carolina forward and UFA-to-be Jake Guentzel this summer. That was an attention-grabber because that's a bigger...

A GREAT No. 2 Debate, Thoughts on Vosters, Welcome Rick Ball, Draft Talk, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

I wanted to open my bullets this morning with some thoughts about the Blackhawks making a significant change to their television broadcasts, moving on from Chris Vosters to long-time NHL play-by-play guy Rick Ball. The team announced the change on...

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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.
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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami
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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Luis C. Medina

Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.
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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.
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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).
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Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.
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Top Contributors

Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.
30996 articles
Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami
8986 articles
Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Luis C. Medina

Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.
12361 articles
Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.
5940 articles
Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).
2757 articles
Central Scouting: Winnipeg Jets Offseason Outlook

Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.
9458 articles