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Analysis & Commentary

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.

Analyzing the Brandon Hagel Trade

Let’s take a look at what Chicago lost and gained with their first big trade of the season.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 3/18: Cheers, mate

Back at it after a one-week hiatus.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 3/2: Ch-ch-changes

A quiet February wraps up as a busy March begins.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 2/16: Mercy Me

Thankfully, a quieter week off the ice for the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 2/7: Facepalms for everyone

A bunch of awful headlines with an All-Star Weekend mixed in as well.

Failing to make sense of Rocky Wirtz’s senseless tirade

Sometimes the most obvious headline is also the correct one!

Introducing: The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be

It’s 2022, it’s time to try something new. Hey! That rhymed!

The Blackhawks’ plan for replacing Pat Foley has not been a good one

There had to be a better way to do this.

A Chicago Blackhawks’ Christmas Wish List

We checked it twice.

Number Munchers: Comparing the Blackhawks statistics under King, Colliton

At 12 games apiece, let’s examine what the numbers say about the Blackhawks before and after the coaching change.

Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome still deserves better

Strome was underutilized by Colliton and could get better play under Derek King