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Ben Smith (ice hockey)

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  • Something has to change, starting with the top line

    Something has to change, starting with the top line
    The Bruins are pounding the Blackhawks physically. They are killing the Hawks at the faceoff circle. They are beating them on the scoreboard. Hat trick. In fact, that’s the dead-bang hat trick that guarantees losing a Stanley Cup Final....
  • No stars? Check ... Still winning? Check

    In a world where Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are healthy, the Blackhawks are the best puck-possession team in the NHL. They are offensive monsters. They play keepaway up and down the ice. Opponents can get the puck back when they fish it out of...
  • Sighting: Lana Del Rey, Jonathan Toews dine at Japonais

    Sighting: Lana Del Rey, Jonathan Toews dine at Japonais
    Does Jonathan Toews know who Lana Del Rey is? Does Del Rey know who Toews is? It’s unclear, but the Blackhawks star and singer/songwriter both happened to dine Friday at Japonais by Morimoto. No word on if the two crossed paths at the Goose Island...
  • Blackhawks break up fourth line that had given them extra punch

    Blackhawks break up fourth line that had given them extra punch
    As foes, Andrew Desjardins and Andrew Shaw were all talk and no shows. Neither allergic to the occasional scrap, the two don't have a fight against each other on record, according to hockeyfights.com. Not that they haven't come close. "Every game...
  • Acquired at deadline, Andrew Desjardins key cog on Blackhawks' fourth line

    Acquired at deadline, Andrew Desjardins key cog on Blackhawks' fourth line
    Andrew Desjardins hadn't even finished dressing for a pregame skate in March when he got a call to meet with Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. Desjardins had heard rumors swirling about at the trade deadline, so it should not have come as a...
  • Jonathan Toews appreciates honor as Selke finalist again

    Jonathan Toews appreciates honor as Selke finalist again
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's almost becoming a rite of spring that Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is named as a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defensive forward. For the fourth time in five years, Toews is among...
  • Blackhawks-Predators regular-season recap

     Blackhawks-Predators regular-season recap
    Hawks won season series 3-1-0. Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (OT) Oct. 18 at the United Center Jonathan Toews knocked in a rebound of his own short-handed breakaway attempt with 1 minute, 34 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Hawks a thrilling...
  • Blackhawks trade Leddy, get under salary cap

    Blackhawks trade Leddy, get under salary cap
    Someone had to go. That someone turned out to be Nick Leddy. The anticipated departure of one of the Blackhawks' regulars came to fruition Saturday when the team traded Leddy to the Islanders for three prospects. The Hawks needed to make a deal by...
  • Joakim Nordstrom steps into key penalty-killing role for Blackhawks

    Joakim Nordstrom steps into key penalty-killing role for Blackhawks
    On the surface, trading a player who hadn't scored a goal in 28 games while skating on the fourth line wouldn't appear to be a move that would have much of an impact on the Blackhawks. But when Ben Smith was dealt to the Sharks on Monday for Andrew...
  • Blackhawks add grit, trade for Sharks' Andrew Desjardins

    Blackhawks add grit, trade for Sharks' Andrew Desjardins
    Having already addressed a couple of major needs over the weekend with trades for Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman added a little grit before the deadline passed. The Hawks dealt forward Ben Smith and a...
  • Blackhawks make moves for today, will worry about tomorrow later

    Blackhawks make moves for today, will worry about tomorrow later
    Ben Smith didn't waste any time departing the United Center and getting on a plane headed to San Jose after he became the only rostered player dealt by the Blackhawks before Monday's trade deadline. General manager Stan Bowman did what he set out to do,...