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Analysis & Commentary

Meet the new Blackhawks: Max Domi

An up-and-down career lands in Chicago, looking for another rebound season.

Meet the new Blackhawks: Andreas Athanasiou

Athanasiou, who turned 28 over the weekend, can fly.

A deep dive on No. 25 overall pick Sam Rinzel

A deep dive on the third first-round pick for the Blackhawks in the 2022 NHL Draft.

A deep dive on No. 13 overall pick Frank Nazar

"Sinatra" is one of the most offensively-talented forward prospects in the 2022 draft class

A deep dive on No. 7 overall pick Kevin Korchinski

A deep dive on Chicago’s latest top 10 pick.

On Alex DeBrincat, the rebuild and the Blackhawks’ road ahead

Some final thoughts before a pivotal stretch of days for the Blackhawks’ entire organization.

Recapping Seth Jones’ impressive debut season with the Blackhawks

Those who had doubts about Jones’ on-ice ability — ourselves included — were silenced by his play.

Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild?

An in-depth look at a few of Chicago’s bottom-pairing defensemen from last season.

Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference

The Blackhawks new coach hit all the right notes in his first media appearance.

What should the Blackhawks do about Kirby Dach?

An analytical look into Dach’s ups and downs this season.

MacKenzie Entwistle could be useful — in the right role

Determining if Entwistle stands out among the Blackhawks abundance of bottom-six players.

Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks’ lineup

A blue-line partner that can compliment Murphy’s game would help Murphy — and the whole team.

How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom?

It’s probably not at the end of the ice you’d expect.

Everything about the idea of trading Alex DeBrincat feels wrong

So let’s talk about it.

What value could Boris Katchouk bring to the Blackhawks next season?

Acquired from the Lightning, the winger displayed traits that the Hawks need from their bottom six.

Taylor Raddysh has been a worthwhile acquisition

The forward — acquired in the Brandon Hagel trade — can still be put in a better position to succeed

Keeping Dylan Strome would be a smart, low-risk move

The center was useful to the Blackhawks when used correctly and can continue to be so.

Patrick Kane’s Goals: A Tale of Two Seasons

A deeper look at the seasonal split of Patrick Kane’s goal production from last season.

Did Philipp Kurashev regress in 2021-22?

Examining the bright (and dull) spots of Kurashev’s season and potential future.

Evaluating Jonathan Toews’ Return to the Ice

After an entire season off, what did Toews’ return tell us about what he has to offer at this stage of his career?

A brief guide to hockey’s advanced statistics

Venture into the world well beyond plus-minus.

Connor Bedard — alone — isn’t going to solve the Blackhawks’ problems

It doesn’t matter how good he is.

Why did Dominik Kubalik continue to struggle?

Every year has gotten worse for Kubalik. Why?

Alex DeBrincat was arguably the Blackhawks’ best player this season

"Freezing cold take. Ages like wine. The most common sense statement ever," said the critics.

How did the Blackhawks go an entire season with no defenseman scoring a PPG?

Exploring the reasons behind a statistical anomaly from last season.

The ‘21-22 Chicago Blackhawks: By the Numbers

A mountain of team statistics to wade through as we begin looking back at the season that was.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 4/19: Film Don’t Lie

A film study highlights this week’s update.

There won’t be another one like Pat Foley

Some final thoughts after Foley’s final broadcast.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 4/11: Tellin’ Lies

Nostalgia trips and retired numbers and more.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 3/30: Best of You

A somber opening tangent to this week’s update.

Surely you can’t be (Captain) Serious

After Wednesday’s comments, it’s fair to wonder about Jonathan Toews’ future in Chicago.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 3/22: What’s next?

Looking ahead after a trio of trades over the last few days.