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Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
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Sep 14 @ 9:14 AM ET
Justin Lowe: Camping Essentials
It was a long offseason for the Chicago Blackhawks. It felt even longer to most of us as the Hawks were relatively inactive in terms of improving their team from last year's 76-point squad.

Instead, Stan Bowman has decided to double and triple down on his horses and go into the season having younger (and unproven) players vie for spots on the opening day roster.

While yesterday was technically the first day of training camp as the Hawks showed up for physicals, today is the first time they all step on the ice as a team.
walleyeb1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 09.25.2014

Sep 14 @ 9:21 AM ET
First
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
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Sep 14 @ 9:52 AM ET
First
- walleyeb1


Second.
Stan_Bowman
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.27.2017

Sep 14 @ 9:52 AM ET
I like our team
pdx2ord
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.02.2015

Sep 14 @ 9:56 AM ET
Since Crow is supposed to be on the ice today (albeit without the other players), should we assume he passed his physical? Murky, murky, murky, but hopefully clearing soon.

Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
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Sep 14 @ 10:00 AM ET
I like our team
- Stan_Bowman


You would say that.
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Sep 14 @ 10:01 AM ET
From the end of the last blog:
Really want to see who the surprise will be in training camp this year. There is always someone.
- breadbag

My predictions for training camp surprises: Beaudin, Knott, and Tyler Sikura. I don't think that necessarily parlays into a roster spot, though, given the numbers game.

I expect Dylan Sikura, Hayden, Kahun, Kampf, Highmore, Johnson, Fortin, Martinsen, Hillman, and Jokiharju to have strong camps and push for roster spots so not counting them as surprises. The bolded are my prediction to make the team.

Hillman would make the team if Rutta or Gustafsson is able to get traded before the season starts. Otherwise, he's the first call up in case of injuries or other reason.
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
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Sep 14 @ 10:01 AM ET
Since Crow is supposed to be on the ice today (albeit without the other players), should we assume he passed his physical? Murky, murky, murky, but hopefully clearing soon.
- pdx2ord


Not sure about that one PDX.

There will be more information released today and should be some interviews I would assume by Stan, Q, Toews, etc. Maybe even Crawford speaks again.

We shall see soon enough.
67hawks
Joined: 08.30.2012

Sep 14 @ 10:02 AM ET
I wonder if Shaw Boomhower is an under the radar type who impresses at camp. He looks like a late bloomer and stood out for me with his effort at Traverse City. Not much was said about him during the Tourney but our scouts must have noticed him because I see that he has been invited to the main camp.
Could he be the Andrew Shaw type that this team now lacks? He works hard, skates well, and probably agitates looking at his penalty history.
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
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Sep 14 @ 10:03 AM ET
From the end of the last blog:

My predictions for training camp surprises: Beaudin, Knott, and Tyler Sikura. I don't think that necessarily parlays into a roster spot, though, given the numbers game.

I expect Dylan Sikura, Hayden, Kahun, Kampf, Highmore, Johnson, Fortin, Martinsen, Hillman, and Jokiharju to have strong camps and push for roster spots so not counting them as surprises. The bolded are my prediction to make the team.

Hillman would make the team if Rutta or Gustafsson is able to get traded before the season starts. Otherwise, he's the first call up in case of injuries or other reason.

- AEL_Fox


Beaudin doesn't have an NHL contract. He will be heading back to the Q.

That's not to say he doesn't leave an impact on Q and the staff while he's here though.

I'm with ya on Hillman. I think he makes an impact on this team eventually. He may make the team out of camp, if not, I think he's a full-time player in 2019 at some point.

AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Sep 14 @ 10:06 AM ET
Beaudin doesn't have an NHL contract. He will be heading back to the Q.

That's not to say he doesn't leave an impact on Q and the staff while he's here though.

I'm with ya on Hillman. I think he makes an impact on this team eventually. He may make the team out of camp, if not, I think he's a full-time player in 2019 at some point.

- Justin Lowe

Thank you for pointing that out as that's a more accurate way to state Beaudin's situation: he'll make a great impression on the coaches and could potentially be a front runner to make the team next fall.
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
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Sep 14 @ 10:07 AM ET
Not sure about that one PDX.

There will be more information released today and should be some interviews I would assume by Stan, Q, Toews, etc. Maybe even Crawford speaks again.

We shall see soon enough.

- Justin Lowe


Crawford will be speaking today:

@ScottKingMedia
14s15 seconds ago
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#Blackhawks announce Corey Crawford will not practice w/ the team at the first day of training camp today, but will be available to the media later.
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
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Sep 14 @ 10:08 AM ET
Thank you for pointing that out as that's a more accurate way to state Beaudin's situation: he'll make a great impression on the coaches and could potentially be a front runner to make the team next fall.
- AEL_Fox


Oh agreed. He very well could be on this team next year with another strong year in the Q and as he puts on more muscle and matures his game.
pdx2ord
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.02.2015

Sep 14 @ 10:09 AM ET
Crawford will be speaking today:

@ScottKingMedia
14s15 seconds ago
More
#Blackhawks announce Corey Crawford will not practice w/ the team at the first day of training camp today, but will be available to the media later.

- Justin Lowe


Just saw the Powers vid, though, so that was very encouraging - full gear, skating smoothly (for a goalie), catching and shooting passes without bobbling! WOO, go Crow!

ETA:
https://twitter.com/BySco...tatus/1040602049212239872
https://twitter.com/BySco...tatus/1040602049212239872
https://twitter.com/BySco...tatus/1040603702162333696

Hahaha - and "Corey Crawford" immediately jumps to the top trending spot for Chicago on Twitter. Think fans were worried?
DarthKane
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: I love sarcasm.
Joined: 02.23.2012

Sep 14 @ 10:40 AM ET
It looks like Zetterberg's career is done.

Zetterberg has 3 more years left on his deal and was one of the Hossa-type contracts that would be exposed to the recapture penalty should he officially retire.

Moving Hossa's contract looks a bit better now. Had the Hawks waited they would have competed with the wings for unloading a contract.




AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Sep 14 @ 10:40 AM ET
I wonder if Shaw Boomhower is an under the radar type who impresses at camp. He looks like a late bloomer and stood out for me with his effort at Traverse City. Not much was said about him during the Tourney but our scouts must have noticed him because I see that he has been invited to the main camp.
Could he be the Andrew Shaw type that this team now lacks? He works hard, skates well, and probably agitates looking at his penalty history.

- 67hawks

Boomhower has an outsider's chance (literally and figuratively) but I do like that comparison to Shaw. Similar game and agitating style. He racks up the PIMs and has gotten suspended before so that could count against him. Then again, the Hawks wouldn't have given him a tryout if that was a deal breaker.
jt19
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: LAINGSBURG, MI
Joined: 11.20.2008

Sep 14 @ 10:45 AM ET
crow played golf at medinah on monday with eddie o. that's good... right?
walleyeb1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 09.25.2014

Sep 14 @ 10:48 AM ET
Crawford taking some shots:

https://twitter.com/croum.../1040607057253212160?s=21
walleyeb1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 09.25.2014

Sep 14 @ 10:54 AM ET
And, Crawford is done for the day. He was on the ice for about 45 minutes, worked with Waite for about 30 minutes.
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Sep 14 @ 11:04 AM ET
Can you say dead last overall! This team lacks talent, hunger and it's core players are on the downside.


I find it hard to beleive Toews who has been on the downhill for the last 3 years is all of a sudden gonna become that Selke guy again, Seabrook is slower than a turtle , Crawford is coming off of injury . Kane has no help.


I'm looking at a team that will finish at the bottom and I see coach Q fired by December. He has become complacent
pdx2ord
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.02.2015

Sep 14 @ 11:09 AM ET
Well, poop

Hawks press release:
Connor Murphy out 8 weeks with a back injury
Brent Seabrook out a week with an abdominal injury
Gustav Forsling remains out after wrist surgery
#GoodStart

So I now believe Rocky sold soul to Devil to obtain Kane and Toews back to back and payment is coming due.
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Sep 14 @ 11:13 AM ET
Well, poop

Hawks press release:
Connor Murphy out 8 weeks with a back injury
Brent Seabrook out a week with an abdominal injury
Gustav Forsling remains out after wrist surgery
#GoodStart

So I now believe Rocky sold soul to Devil to obtain Kane and Toews back to back and payment is coming due.

- pdx2ord


Tough start to the season already with Murphy, Forsling and (most like likely) Crawford all on the shelf.

Amazing opportunity for guys like Jokiharju and Hillman.
EbonyRaptor
Joined: 03.28.2013

Sep 14 @ 11:14 AM ET
Jokiharju ... the floor is yours.
boxcar65
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: VA
Joined: 10.02.2015

Sep 14 @ 11:17 AM ET
Tough news on the D, but now my main man Brandon "Mandog" Manning can move up in the pairings and prove the naysayers wrong. Let's go Manner!!
Justin Lowe
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Chicago Blackhawks
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Sep 14 @ 11:19 AM ET
Tough news on the D, but now my main man Brandon "Mandog" Manning can now move up in the pairings and prove the naysayers wrong. Let's go Manner!!
- boxcar65


Is this a serious post?

If so, I think this is the only positive thing I've heard a Flyers fan say about him.

What's your take on him and what do you think he can bring to the Hawks?
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