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Blackhawks hoping Stars burn out on CSN

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Blackhawks hoping Stars burn out on CSN

After another impressive performance Tuesday night against the Blues, the Blackhawks will push to continue their success tonight against the Stars in Dallas tonight. Coverage begins at 7:00 with Blackhawks Pregame Live only on Comcast SportsNet.

Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa continue to lead the undefeated Blackhawks' roster with 5 points each as the team heads to Dallas for their fourth game of the season.

After ending the Kings' Stanley Cup celebration with a 5-2 victory and defeating the Coyotes -- who ended Chicago's postseason run in 2012 -- in Glendale, the Blackhawks went into Tuesday's matchup against another 2-0 team in their home opener. As big as the BlackhawksBlues rivalry has become, St. Louis has struggled in the past in Chicago, winning only one of their last 10 regular season matchups at the United Center. Tuesday was no different.

"The Blackhawks came real hard in the first and got on top of our defensemen early," Blues forward Andy McDonald told CSNChicago.com after the game. "Even on our wingers coming out of the zone, they were right on top of us."

The Blackhawks have created momentum early in their first three games, and the strong balance between their four lines has already caused the team to see a close resemblance to the 2010 championship squad.

Now the Hawks begin a two-game road trip in Dallas, facing a team that's won two of its first three games this season. In his first season with the Stars, NHL veteran Jaromir Jagr leads his team in points with two goals and two assists while Ray Whitney -- who was acquired during the offseason from the Coyotes -- is close behind with one goal and two assists.

Tonight marks the first of three matchups between the Blackhawks and Stars during the course of the shortened 2013 campaign. Make sure to catch all the action tonight on Comcast SportsNet and join the Blackhawks conversation on Twitter by using HawksTalk.

Blackhawks sign 26-year-old Swedish forward Anton Wedin

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Blackhawks sign 26-year-old Swedish forward Anton Wedin

The Blackhawks have always been active in the overseas market, and they landed another on Thursday after announcing the signing of 26-year-old Swedish forward Anton Wedin on a one-year, $925,000 contract for the 2019-20 campaign.

Wedin had a breakout season with Timra IK of the Swedish Hockey League, where he set a career high with 27 points and led the team with 14 goals in 32 regular season games. He also added nine points (two goals, seven assists) in seven postseason contests.

Wedin is a 5-foot-11, 194-pound winger and carries a left-handed shot. He's known to be a speedy forward and can play a 200-foot game. Wedin is likely to compete for a bottom-six spot for the Blackhawks in training camp, and it doesn't hurt that Jeremy Colliton knows what he brings to the table having coached against him in Sweden when he was with Mora IK.

The Blackhawks' most recent overseas signings include Dominik Kahun, David Kampf and Artemi Panarin. They’re hoping Wedin can join that group as potential impactful players.

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Connor Murphy interview and narrowing down potential draft candidates at No. 3 for Blackhawks

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Connor Murphy interview and narrowing down potential draft candidates at No. 3 for Blackhawks

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Connor Murphy joins the show to break down the Blackhawks' man-on-man defensive zone coverage, how the team stayed together during the long losing skids and do the young players have a strong voice in the locker room?

Pat Boyle is then joined by Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis to discuss what the Blackhawks may be thinking with the No. 3 overall pick and narrow the field to three potential candidates. Should the Blackhawks draft for need or best available player?

Plus, the guys provide an update on how the Blackhawks are performing at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

0:45 – Connor Murphy joins the podcast

2:00 – Murphy’s summer so far

2:35 – Murphy’s off-ice training regimen

3:35 – Murphy evaluates his season

5:05 – Murphy on comeback from injury

6:30 – Murphy explains the Hawks d-zone coverage

10:00 – Murphy’s conversations with father Gord Murphy

12:10 – Murphy on making it through tough times last season

13:10 – Murphy on unity between vets and youth

14:25 – Murphy’s goals for the future

17:00 – Hawks draft prospects one month out from NHL Draft

19:30 – Byram’s stock up while Podkolzin’s stock down

21:00 – Should Blackhawks draft for need and improve now?

26:25 – Future of the Blackhawks blue-line

33:15 – Blackhawks replenishing the prospect pipeline

35:45 – Our top 3 prospects for the No. 3 pick

41:05 – How the Blackhawks are doing at the IIHF World Championship

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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