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Marcus Kruger

Marcus Krüger (born 27 May 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently a centre for Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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2/ They both got Saad AND a nice young goalie to back up Crawford and develop, Dauphin is a young Marcus Kruger, Murphy has upside
Tomas Jurco protected but Marcus Kruger not. Maybe there's something I don't know about the contracts but wow... TV…
Yo Vegas, you need Marcus Kruger on your team
Looks like my first jersey might be Marcus Kruger
Dear Vegas: Please take Marcus Kruger and his exorbitant contract. (Someone alert Pierre McGuire his fav Hawk is available.)
Marcus Kruger, Trevor van Riemsdyk among Blackhawks left unprotected in expansion draft.
Here is every team's complete protected and unprotected list, along with a quick story:…
Welp goodbye 2 one of favorite Hawks. The man who scored the goal in the longest game in Blackhawks franchise history. Marcus Kruger 😩
Quick story ... Marcus Kruger, Trevor van Riemsdyk among left unprotected in expansion draft
Trevor van Riemsdyk and Marcus Kruger left unprotected for Full list:
Blackhawks Q&A: Marcus Kruger's future, trade rumors and more, by
Marcus Kruger has yet to hear from the Chicago regarding his future. ( Via
It's been heavily rumored that Marcus Kruger is headed to Vegas via trade between tomorrow & Thursday but still nothing official
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Marcus Kruger has yet to hear from the regarding his future, according to a source.
Marcus Kruger is the version of Jason Heyward.
Marcus Kruger has zero shots on goal in six of the last seven games.
Marcus Kruger feeds Trevor van Riemsdyk to double the Blackhawks lead!.
"Marcus Kruger is terrible. He has no offensive abilities". *** Hawks Fans. 🙄🙄🙄
Marcus Kruger shows off his underrated playmaking ability setting up this Trevor Van Riemsdyk goal.
Trevor van Riemsdyk's goal is his 5th of the season; Marcus Kruger & Jordin Tootoo get the assists
When Marcus Kruger is making passes like that in a matinee game you know it's your day.
Kony Ealy is known to be the Marcus Kruger of the NFL.
Good to see Marcus Kruger back on the ice with the team.
Kane, Toews and ... Marcus Kruger (???) led the with 3 SOG in that first period.
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marcus Kruger each led with three shots on goal in first period.
Highlight of the day: Drove Marcus Kruger, Johnny Oduya, Panarin, Corey Crawford and Patrick Kanes car for valet parking today👀
the narcissism and duning kruger are off the CHARTS with these people seriously lmao
Marcus Kruger glad Oduya is upping the Swede total. He noted that last Sunday vs. Blues, he was the only Swede on the ice.…
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4-on-4. Marcus Kruger and Patrick Eaves will go to the box for roughing with 7:00 left in the first period. 2, 1.
Patrick Eaves e Marcus Kruger on the box!!. 4-on-4.
Patrick Eaves and Marcus Kruger are scrapping near the benches.
Preds fans: Your goalie gave up goals to Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson tonight. Maybe cool it on the idiotic goalie chants.
Marcus Kruger has now been tagged with two penalties and caused a goal to be waived off. Not a good day for the center.
Matt Martin and Marcus Kruger are "gritty", but they're also good. Drew Miller and Gregory Campbell are "gritty" and bad
Chicago Blackhawks Grades: Marcus Kruger Gets Unlucky: (Writer’s note: Tanner Kero will be part of a larger p...
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.Here's Jonny, Lindsey, the Hjalmarssons, Marcus Kruger and friends at Lena Brava in west downtown.
Marcus Kruger has been activated from IR... and here he is after practice today discussing... via
Why does Marcus Kruger not have a face
Marcus Kruger and Artem Anisimov (both had wrist issues) were horrible at the dot on the PK.
and Marcus Kruger 3M to be a younger Trevor Lewis. And one more year of Bryan Bickell. Fair AAV to Anismov. Hossa is old...
Head Coach Joel Quenneville says that C Marcus Kruger will play tomorrow night vs Kruger has been out since Dec. 17th
Joel Quenneville said it's possible Marcus Kruger will return to lineup Saturday vs. Flames.
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Marcus Kruger 'didn't even think about' giving No. 22 to Dale Weise
Chicago Blackhawks: Re-signings and the Salary Cap: The Chicago Blackhawks recently re-signed Marcus Kruger to...
Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville: Marcus Kruger 'could' play by end of March...
A source told me Marcus Kruger is seeing the doctor in two weeks and "Plan is to be on the ice directly after."
NHL Hockey: Blackhawks, Marcus Kruger agree to three-year extension
What's wrong with the Blackhawks' penalty kill?: Without Marian Hossa and Marcus Kruger, the Blackhawks' penal...
March 8 (The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Blackhawks extended the contract of forward Marcus Kruger for three years through…
The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Marcus Kruger to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, keeping the 25-year-old with the team
BLACKHAWKS PODCAST: Is Marcus Kruger worthy of new deal? Can Corey Crawford win the Vezina?
Marcus Kruger just got 3x3 for essentially being Older Lander.
The career faceoff numbers of Marcus Kruger, Jonathan Toews, and Artem Anisimov...
Marcus Kruger inks 3 year extension with
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Marcus Kruger ahead of schedule, could return before regular season ends
I can confirm that Marcus Kruger's deal is worth $9.25 million over three years.
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Q said Marcus Kruger could possibly return by the end of the month.
Seems the Hawks always need that one guy to set a tone on the penalty kill every season. Calling Marcus Kruger when he can answer?
bro Marcus Kruger needs to come back ASAP
you see these penalty kill mess ups tonight? thats the exact reason Marcus Kruger is getting PAID, PK is nothing without him
that penalty kill misses Marcus Kruger badly.
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Marcus Kruger agrees to three-year contract extension with Blackhawks
reward Marcus Kruger's defensive prowess with a three-year extension. Lear's Look:
The have agreed to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a three-year contract extension!
Andrew Shaw said he was very happy for Marcus Kruger, and was trying not to worry about his own pending RFA status.
F Marcus Kruger agrees to contract extension with Blackhawks (The Associated Press)
agree to terms with Marcus Kruger on a three-year contract extension.
THX to Marcus Kruger, Hall of Famer & Tommy Blackhawk Bobby Hull for joining us today @ https…
ICYMI, Marcus Kruger to change jersey number for Andrew Ladd:
Forwards who have played 300:00 or more 5v5 and have not yet recorded a Primary Point in 2015-16:. Paul Gaustad. Patrick Maroon. Marcus Kruger
David Rundblad, Marcus Kruger and Marian Hossa are scratched against San Jose.
Lost in the Kruger signing is, we get another year of Marcus Kruger and CJ Wilson Mazda commercials.
I know this isnt how things are done but if Andrew Shaw is worth 2M a year, Marcus Kruger is worth at least 8 Million.
Marcus Kruger is the NHL’s Best Shutdown Center: The concept of a shutdown line is… via
I really think Vancouver Canucks should go after Marcus Kruger. He will be a perfect fit. Young has a Stanley Cup. Team Canuck
add Carl Hagelin and Marcus Kruger to that list. And first team players of Djurgården. Thoresen etc.
Trade Bryan Bickell, Kris Versteeg and Patrick Sharp to re-sign Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya? Just for depth purposes alone I would do.
So according to M. De Foy from were offered Bryan Bickell, Kris Versteeg, Marcus Kruger and Andrew Desjardins?
Marcus Kruger, he does everything for the Hawks and the 4th line of him, Shaw, and Desjardins was a needed asset & force for a Cup
Random thought, if you can find someone to take Steve Ott in a trade, would you offer sheet Marcus Kruger at 2.75M?
Marcus Kruger tips Blackhawks past Ducks 3-2 in 3rd OT of Game 2 ...
Well according to Marcus Kruger is the highest paid man in sports history... By far
.points Marcus Kruger out as RFA depth. His CA/60 vTO and FA/60 vTO are that of a 1st liner.
Just got a champagne shower courtesy of Marcus Kruger. . I smell like a classy frat party.
Yo guess who you missed out on. Marcus Kruger,
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Backlund has shown limited offensive production in CGY - but he is a good comparable to skaters like Vladimir Sobotka or Marcus Kruger.
Marcus Kruger, and Johnny Oduya signing autographs to there fans!
So happy I got to meet Kruger and Oduya!! I'm a huge Marcus kruger fan!!!
Got to meet Stanley Cup champions Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya today! Got a puck signed by Oduya…
Just got to meet Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya on my first day back in Chicago!!
t-o-ews: we live in a world where Torey Krug’s nickname is Kruger and Marcus Kruger’s nickname is Krugs
A defining moment in quest. Marcus Kruger scores against the Ducks in triple OT.
Marcus Kruger has no idea what's coming to him when he meets
Got to met Marcus Kruger today! One of the most underrated forwards in the game.
"I need to see Marcus Kruger tonight i'm sure he misses me". "Ya he's probably like where's that girl I held hands with last night" . 😂😂😂
Marcus Kruger's triple OT goal still gives me chills
I think someone is going to pay up for Marcus Kruger this offseason and be very happy that they did. He's much better than a 4th liner.
>> Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman wants to bring back Andrew Desjardins, Marcus Kruger
GM Bowman wants to bring back Desjardins, Kruger
Stan Bowman wants to re-sign Marcus Kruger: "He's another one of those guys who doesn't get the recognition he deserves."
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Bowman said he'd like to bring Andrew Desjardins back. Same with Marcus Kruger.
Bowman said absolutely they want to bring Marcus Kruger back.
Hawks fans, our friends at Sports N More are having Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya this Friday signing...
Marcus Kruger had a big screen of Ben Bishop to aid Teravainen. Assists to Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw at 6:32.
I'm staying off HFBoards for awhile because someone just started a thread claiming Marcus Kruger is the best shutdown center in the NHL...
One of the most consistent Blackhawks players, that no one talks about due to a lack of knowledge of hockey, is Marcus Kruger
Who wouldn't want Marcus Kruger on their team? Top 5 penalty killer in the league
Marcus Kruger is the undisputed team leader in "things that don't appear on the box score." Works so hard, GOAL
Marcus Kruger is my new favourite player.
All of the love for Marcus Kruger tonight on the broadcast 😍
My hockey spirit animal is Marcus Kruger.
Dude I really want a Marcus Kruger shirt.
I've seen Ryan Suter slash Jonathan Toews, Marcus Kruger and Patrick Sharp so far in Game 4. But it's early.
A Marcus Kruger interview is just as hilarious as a Michael Frolik interview was
Reminded me of Marcus Kruger's blind back pass earlier. Take what the defense gives you (should have driven in and shot).
I want to take a pic with Marcus Kruger, Jacob Josefson and Erik Karlsson all at once! I would probably pass out.
Fun fact: there was a kid in the staples center wearing a Marcus Kruger jersey
Marian Hossa deserves better than to be buried on a line with Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith.
Kris Versteeg needs to get better soon. Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger need to be on the same line!
Marcus Kruger is the Kenny McCormick of the Chicago Blackhawks. Yes, I just made a South Park allusion.
What? You want another? I can go all day. Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger, Brent Seabrook...
Q mixing up lines at practice today. We'll know tomorrow if he sticks with these line combos: 1st line was Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews and Ben Smith 2nd line was Brandon Saad, Marcus Kruger and Patrick Kane 3rd line was Sharp, Michal Handzus and Hossa 4th line was Brandon Bollig, Nordstrom and Jeremy Morin
Corey Crawford, Montreal, Quebec. Thanks to him, the won't be swept by the division rival in Round 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. 35 Crawford saves, combined with goals from Jonathan Toews & an empty netter from Marcus Kruger equal a 2-0 shutout. still leads the series 2-1 with Game 4 Wednesday night. Note the later start time, fans. 8:30P Wednesday on Comcast SportsNet Chicago & 720 WGN Radio locally, with NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) carrying it nationally.
Despite losing Patrick Kane to a lower body injury, it was all Blackhawks. As goals by Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw, Marcus Kruger, and Ben Smith (unassisted), as well as 23 saves by Corey Crawford helps them shut out the Blues 4-0. Hawks are 40-15-15, move to 2nd place in the division, while coach Joel Quenneville joins the 700 win club.
Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw each had 2-goal games, while Brent Seabrook and Marcus Kruger each had 2 assists in Hawks' win last night.
also see Brandon Saad, Corey Crawford, well-kept Patrick Kane, Marcus Kruger, and Nick Leddy for other marriage candidates
Jonathan Toews in street clothes randomly escorting Marcus Kruger through the mixed zone after Sweden's win.
The third day of hockey is in the books in Sochi, and for all of the Blackhawks in action, it was successful. Jonathan Toews had an assist in Team Canada's 6-0 trouncing over Austria, that saw a natural Hat Trick by Jeff Carter in the 2nd period and a 24 save shutout by Roberto Luongo. Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, and Ryan Getlzaf had the other goals for Canada. Both Toews and Duncan Keith were +3's, on the ice for half of Canada's scoring. Patrick Sharp was a healthy scratch, but should be back in the lineup Sunday against Finland (who beat Norway 6-1 today) in a battle of unbeatens that will determine the winner of Group B. Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, and Marcus Kruger were a part of a 1-0 shutout for Sweden over Switzerland earlier, none of them were a part of the lone Daniel Alfredsson goal. Sweden. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in net for the win. The Swedes move to 2-0-0 and can win Group C with a victory over Latvia tomorrow morning. Finally, Michal Rozsival and the Czechs were victorious 4 ...
After learning of his grandfather's death, Patrick Kane scored a power play goal just little over one minute into the game. He also scored another goal and an assist. Also goals by Bryan Bickell, Marcus Kruger, and Nick Leddy as well as 31 saves by Corey Crawford helps the Blackhawks beat the Kings 5-3. Hawks are 34-10-14.
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The Chicago Blackhawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Detroit Red Wings were determined to make a game of it, and they ended up knocking off the Hawks in a 5-4 shootout victory. Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw, Patrick Sharp, and Marcus Kruger all scored goals for the Blackhawks, but it...
.He really took that "be Marcus Kruger" advice seriously. Was he getting chances or just playing poorly?
I think Marcus Kruger should give up in Chicago
As Marcus Kruger moves to the second line for the Chicago Blackhawks, fears about his production may be deceiving. [ 336 more words. ]
Will Marcus Kruger be right fit for Patrick Kane? has some thoughts:
Marcus Kruger will be in the lineup next Hawks game. 2nd line center. I say keep him up! He can play at this level and make the 2nd line solid
Oh, and from yesterday, Kruger getting a shot at second-line center:
: Marcus will move to the 2nd line instead of against
Marcus Kruger's all-around play has impressed Joel Quenneville, so much so that the coach has bumped newly named Olympian up to the Blackhawks' second line between Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg.
Will center Marcus Kruger be right fit for Patrick Kane? - reports:
Marcus Kruger will probably get another opportunity on Chicago's second line.
Marcus Kruger gets his shot on Blackhawks second line (Comcast SportsNet Chicago..
With Blackhawks offense struggling as of late and in need of jolt, Coach Quenneville made a move. Coach Quenneville named Marcus Kruger the second line center. Kruger has earned this spot in the eyes the Blackhawks Coaching staff. Kruger went from 71st in the NHL in Face-offs to top 10 in the NHL pe...
I crey because Marcus Kruger is on the second line now.
CSN Chicago: Marcus Kruger gets his chance on Blackhawks' second line
Coach Q is trying someone different at second-line center again, after using Brandon Saad, Brandon Pirri and Michal Handzus there at different times since training camp, Q said he planned to give Marcus Kruger a shot at the spot! Coach flipped Handzus and Kruger from the second and fourth lines against the Rangers and liked what he saw. The Blackhawks second line has hit a rut lately, accounting for only one goal over the last five games!
Yahoo! Sports - - Marcus Kruger gets his chance on Blackhawks second line
Kruger moving up between Kaner and Steeger. Awesome!! -Richard
The 11 players from the '09 Draft that have played more NHL games than Marcus Kruger (Rd5/were all selected in the first 35 picks.
With a strong all-around game, Kruger has earned another shot at second-line center:
Solid all-around play earns Marcus Kruger his chance on second line -- (
Now on TV: Joel Quenneville talks about Marcus Kruger's recent play and more.
Massive story on the hows and whys of shifting Marcus Kruger to second-line center:
Marcus Kruger will get a look at No. 2 center
article coming up. Why Marcus Kruger is ready to be a second line center, and how it' should effect the team's play.
I must be paying to much attention to but when did marcus kruger get to be so hot! !???
Marcus Kruger has gone from ranking 71st in faceoff % up to top 10 in the NHL. He'll play 2nd line center vs Montreal.
Speaking of Marcus Kruger and Michal Handzus, here's a post I wrote about why Kruger should get the 2C spot
Marcus Kruger joins Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg on the second line. Details via
coach Joel Quenneville said Marcus Kruger will start at No. 2 center vs Canadiens on Saturday night.
Kruger joins Kane, Versteeg on second line (Comcast SportsNet Chicago): Marcus Kruger will practice at second-...
Marcus Kruger is going to get another crack at playing second-line center for the Joel Quenneville said today.
Marcus Kruger will practice at second-line center tomorrow and will play there vs. MTL on Saturday.
Congrats to Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger for being selected to Sweden's Olympic team!
Congrats to the Blackhawks, who are sending 10 to the Winter Olympics! Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews playing for Team Canada, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger were named to Team Sweden; Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus to Slovakia’s squad; Michal Rozsival will play for the Czech Republic and Patrick Kane is again playing for Team USA. Hoping gold for the US this time!
Ten Chicago Blackhawks will represent their countries in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, next month. Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith were named to Team Canada on Tuesday, completing the selection process for Olympic rosters. Earlier Tuesday, Marian Hossa and Michal Handzus were named to the Team Slovakia roster. Also, the Hawks' Johnny Oduya, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger named to Sweden's Olympic hockey roster. They join the previously named Patrick Kane (Team USA) and Michal Rozsival (Czech Republic).
Congratulations to Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, and Marcus Kruger as they have made the Sweden Olympic Hockey team. -B-Hawks81
Your final Blackhawks tally is 10 Sochi Olympians: Pat Kane (USA), Michal Rozsival (CZECH), Marian Hossa and Michal Rozsival (Slovakia), Niklaus Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya, and Marcus Kruger (Sweden), and Jon Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Sharp for Team Canada. Sochi Olympics begin in 30 days from today
The following Blackhawks will be representing their Homeland this February in the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Team Sweden- Johnny Oduya, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Kruger Team Slovakia- Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus Team Czech Republic- Michal Rosival Team Canads- Johnathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp Team USA- Patrick Kane Good Luck to all our Start in representing their Homeland. I will root for you while you are playing, just not against the USA!
Kruger weighs in on Blackhawks' penalty-kill woes: Marcus Kruger has been the Blackhawks' best penalty killer...
I'm glad this Barch guy got his face pounded. Who takes runs at little Marcus Kruger? Yeah, you're real tough ya chump. Good job
Barch is a real brave man for taking runs at that thug Marcus Kruger
Please stop hitting Marcus Kruger in the head other hockey players.
Marcus Kruger heads to the box for the Hawks. Florida gets another Power Play opportunity. This is a major point in this game right now!
Media descends on Marcus Kruger, all by himself in the dressing room after optional skate. "Guess we're talking PK," he says.
Noticed Handzus was moving from side to side a lot on that PK, but Marcus Kruger wasn't moving at all. Giving Anaheim all sorts of space.
Getting ready to order 2 more Marcus Kruger Cards
I've got a pretty good collection of Marcus Kruger and I'll be adding this to it pretty soon
Lol ya Marcus Kruger not the Krugs ego account.
Marcus Kruger blocks that but he's hurting. Staying on the bench for the moment.
“Has filthy hands just like Marcus Kruger”
Johnny Oduya's goal from last night was re-awarded to Marcus Kruger. Oduya's keeps an A on the play
Marcus Kruger/Andrew Ladd/Eddie Olcyck (Blachawks who wore in each of the last 3 decades)
Not sure when this happened but Marcus Kruger has been given credit for the Hawks 3rd goal last night, his 4th of the season.
Quenneville searching for Marcus Kruger's name: "I have a hard time because I call him by his nickname. I call h…
Looks like a deflection from Marcus Kruger but nonetheless tied up
Any recent updates on Marcus Kruger's Dominion redemptions?? Have the /199, /60, and /16 that I'm still waiting on. Thanks!!
GAME RECAP Blackhawks score three in third to sink Oilers Monday, 11.11.2013 / 1:52 AM Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent CHICAGO- The Edmonton Oilers did everything they usually do against the Chicago Blackhawks, except win. The Oilers again played well against Chicago, but the Blackhawks got late goals from Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith and held on for a 5-4 victory Sunday night at United Center. "It was a funny night," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "I thought we checked well in the first period. After that, they scored a goal and they can come [at you]. Their power play ignited their offense tonight, but still it was one of those games where we stuck with it, which was important. [We] found a way to win against a team that enjoys playing us and has some success against us, so we'll take the points." Edmonton scored on both of its power plays, a day after Chicago killed off all six it faced on the road against the Dallas Stars. The effort came the same day the Blackhawks saw the New York Is ...
Marcus Kruger's got hands! Oduya keeps the play alive, gives it to Smith who dumps it onto Kruger's stick for a quick wraparound. 4-3 Hawks!
Ben Smith to Marcus Kruger and the lead 4-3 in the third.
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Marcus Kruger gives the a 4-3 lead with 8:16 remaining in regulation. Great swing-around goal off Smith shot.
My boy Ben Smith and my other boy Marcus Kruger!
Wirtz vows to retain ‘Hawks core: ‘We’re not going to do what we did in 2010′ Two weeks after GM Stan Bowman said that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews would be in Chicago ‘forever,‘ owner Rocky Wirtz went ahead and echoed that statement. “I do [think we can], because you always can work the budgets accordingly,” Wirtz told the Chicago Tribune about keeping Kane and Toews for life. “I don’t see any reason they can’t be. We know we have a hard cap (and) we know we can work it.” Kane and Toews are both set for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2015-16 season, and the issue with 2016 is that Chicago already has $41 million committed to just seven players (Patrik Sharp, Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Corey Crawford). In addition to Kane and Toews, will have to deal with RFAs Marcus Kruger, Nick Leddy and Calder Trophy nominee Brandon Saad, all of whom are up in ’16 as well. There’s also the issue of Bowman’s post-Cup spen ...
moves: Chicago re-signs Michal Handzus (1 yr) and Michal Rozsival (2 yrs) but loses Ray Emery (PHI) and Viktor Stalberg (NSH). Marcus Kruger is now the only Blackhawk who appeared in the playoffs without a contract for this season. Kruger is a restricted free agent.
Blackhawks Visit South Suburbs to Sign Autographs Sports memorabilia store SidsGraphs in downtown Frankfort will be holding two autograph signing sessions with Blackhawks players Saturday, June 29, and Tuesday, July 2. Find out who will be on hand and how to buy tickets. SidsGraphs, 11 S. White St. in the Trolley Barn in downtown Frankfort, is hosting two autograph signing sessions with Blackhawks players. On Saturday, June 29, Viktor Stalberg and Marcus Kruger will be at the sports memorabilia shop from noon to 1 p.m.. On Tuesday, July 2, Andrew Shaw and Brandon Bolig will be there from 7 to 8 p.m.
Hey Hawks Fans, if you have not pre-ordered your tickets for Saturday's event with Viktor Stalberg & Marcus Kruger, you can do so tomorrow between Noon & 6pm by calling this number (815) 464-7437. Pre-Sale Pricing will end at 6pm tomorrow so to insure pre-sale pricing be sure to call before 6pm.
Just a friendly reminder these are the Blackhawks players that are free agents now that the season has ended. Restricted Free Agents - Marcus Kruger and Nick Leddy Unrestricted Free Agents - Michal Handzus, Viktor Stalberg, Jamal Mayers, Bryan Bickell, Michael Rozsival, and Ray Emery.
10 FORMER ICEHOGS HELP HAWKS CLAIM Stanley Cup 16 former IceHogs have now won hockey's top prize Rockford, Ill.- For the second time in four years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. And for the second time, 10 former Rockford IceHogs were a part of the Hawks championship run. Chicago defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Monday night at TD Garden in Boston. Former IceHogs goalie Corey Crawford led the way for Chicago, compiling a 16-7 record. Crawford played for Rockford from 2007-2010. Former Rockford forwards Bryan Bickell (2007-10) and Dave Bolland (2007-08) each scored goals within 17-seconds in the game's final moments to win the decisive game. Other former IceHogs that had a hand in the Blackhawks second Stanley Cup since 2010 include Brandon Bollig, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Kruger, Nick Leddy, Brandon Saad, Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw. Bollig, Kruger, Leddy, Saad, Smith and Shaw all suited up and played for Rockford this past season. For Bickell, Bo ...
Toews: He’s not a guy [Chara] that we should be afraid of. We should go at him, protect the puck from him, make plays around him and through him. You saw the goal that Marcus Kruger scored... A great play by those two guys to finish off that play. It’s a small example of the way we can EXPOSE him. Julien's Response: I mean, they’re allowed their comments. If that’s what they think, then they should try it again. A lot of people have tried to figure out Zdeno.
Hawks vs Bruins - Game 5 - Bruins are still in shock We are in for an epic game Saturday night, with the winner likely taking the Cup in the next week. The truly surprising aspect to the Hawks play both in 2010 and this year, is that, at times, the team looks like it is just about ready to collapse, and then amazingly they find another gear and pull out a victory. The Blackhawks first goal against Tuukka Rask came off the penalty kill, with Frolik setting up Handzus for a beautiful shot that snuck by Rask's blocker hand. Not the power play, but the penalty kill. Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger are seriously under-rated on that unit, as the Hawks have one of the best penalty kills in the League, but what is more surprising is that they create so many scoring chances, playing one man down. The Hawks penalty kill puts the Hawks power play to shame. The power play did get on the board with Sharp's goal, finally. You know, Jimmy Howard of Detroit stoned the Hawks for a few games, and then once the Hawks solve ...
"Marcus Kruger: Most likely to call his father 'father'": - too good!
NHL: Brent Seabrook scored the overtime game-winning goal for the Blackhawks in their 6-5 victory Wednesday night against the Bruins. The Blackhawks prevail in the wildest game of the Stanley Cup Final yet, pulling them even in the series, 2-2. Three of the four tilts have gone overtime, but this one was a totally different beast as offense led the way. These two teams combined for 12 goals in the entire series prior to this game. Chicago got on the board first with Michal Handzus' shorthanded marker, and it then took two two-goal advantages: 3-1 (with goals from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane) and 4-2 (with a goal from Marcus Kruger). Patrick Sharp netted a goal in the third period to give the Hawks a 5-4 lead as well. Kane also notched an assist. Michal Rozsival picked up two assists and was a game-high plus-three, while Sharp led the way with eight shots on goal. Niklas Hjalmarsson finished a game-low minus-three. We
Great second period in Boston. Chicago leads 4-3. Goals scored by Marcus Kruger, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane of Chicago, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic score for Boston. -FA
4:28 left in 2nd Marcus Kruger gives Hawks a 4-2 lead with assist from Michael Frolik and Dave Bolland!!! *Goal scored 49 seconds after Bruins scored!!!
In honor of Ulrika Nilsson's birthday, one of my favorite Swedes, may the Swedish players for the Blackhawks step up big tonight in game 4. Viktor Stalberg, Johnny Oduya, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger. LET'S GO HAWKS!!
Quenneville goes with Bollig, but preaches discipline The insertion of big Brandon Bollig into Chicago’s lineup in place of speedy forward Viktor Stalberg had at least one reporter wondering if the Blackhawks may be falling into Boston’s trap before the 2013 Stanley Cup Final had even begun. However, Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t believe the addition of Bollig for tonight’s Game 1 at the United Center means the ‘Hawks are somehow trying to prove they can stand up to the big, bad Bruins. “All year long, that line, when they did play, had a purpose,” said Quenneville of the line of Bollig, Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik. “We felt several shifts they always seemed to be on the offensive end at the end of the a shift. “They seemed to control the play. You’re comfortable with him in your own end. Faceoffs as well. You have an overall game that we like. I think he can bring an element to our team.” Bollig has registered 11 hits in three playoff games while averaging 7:03 of ...
Michael Frolik, Marcus Kruger, and Bryan Bickell: Concealed heroes of the Chicago Blackhawks... Keep the pressure on the "Dead" Wings!
Jimmy Howard withstood wave after wave of pressure from the Chicago Blackhawks, but eventually even a great performance from the Detroit Red Wings' goaltender wasn't enough. Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored a little more than three minutes apart midway through the third period and the Blackhawk...
Blackhawks beat Red Wings 4-1 in series opener: Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in th...
The 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, L.A. Kings still in the NHL playoffs. Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round (Western Conference SemiFinals) with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6. The Blues were eliminated by Los Angeles for the second straight season, this time despite taking a 2-0 series lead. Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, L.A. swept the next four. The 2010 Stanley Cup winners, Chicago Blackhawks also qualified to the Western Conference SemiFinals. In their last quarterfinal game Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 to win their first-round NHL playoff series 4-1. Fourth-line center Marcus Kruger, third-line center Andrew Shaw and star left winger Patrick Sharp also added goals as Chicago continued to display the kind of scoring balance that's made this team reminiscent of the one that won ...
wouldn't miller be a great fit in Chicago? I'd like Marcus Kruger n a pick
Dave Bolland will not playing tonight, he's day to day. Marcus Kruger will replace Bolland on the 2nd line. Corey Crawford (7-0-3) will get the start in goal tonight!
This is kind of a sweet picture of Marcus Kruger and Jamal Mayers, no?
And they Score! Blackhawks beat sliding Sharks 4-1 Jonathan Toews felt he had to stand up for himself, so he skated up to Joe Thornton, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The Chicago Blackhawks responded to the rare fight for their captain. The sliding San Jose Sharks just went down again. Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw scored during Chicago's strong second period, and the NHL-leading Blackhawks beat the Sharks 4-1 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games. Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, who remain the league's only team without a regulation loss. Jamal Mayers had two assists and backup Ray Emery made 27 saves for his fourth win in four starts this season. "Everything was good tonight," Toews said. "The penalty kill was huge in the first period, with the big 4-minute penalty kill we had to kill. Big goal by Bolly after that, and I think that just set the tone for the night with that penalty kill." The Blackhawks were forced to play a man short ...
Blackhawks continue to roll, extend Sharks' woes: Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson each ...
In the 2nd period, things heat up for the Hawks with goals by Marcus Kruger, his 2nd. Jonathan Toews with his 6th, and in the third, Patrick Kane scored his 9th of the year. Corey Crawford had 17 saves, as the Hawks shutout the Predators 3-0. First Hawks shutout since March 23, 2011. Hawks are a league leading 10-0-2.
up 3-0 after Michael Frolik whistles one into the back of the net. Very nice move by Marcus Kruger, leaving Matt Greene in dust.
talk: 'Hawks final roster will not include Jimmy Hayes. Andrew Shaw, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad make it. Steve Montador on IR.
FINAL: RFD - 2 at GR - 4. Marcus Kruger gets his fifth goal of the season in the third period but it wasn't enough. Hogs drop the game and surrender the division lead to Grand Rapids.
Hockey is underway in Charlotte as the IceHogs close out their season series with the Checkers! Today's game can be viewed in Rockford on WIFR's 23-2 "Weather Now", Comcast Cable channel 436, Charter Cable channel 970 and Mediacom channel 101. To watch online or for the free web stream, visit AHLlive.com. IceHogs Starters: Forwards- Jeremy Morin, Marcus Kruger and Brandon Saad. Defensemen- Nick Leddy & Adam Clendening. Goaltender- Carter Hutton. Scratches: Lavin, Svendensen, Flick, Paradis and Brookbank
Want a Marcus Kruger autographed stick? How about a Patrick Sharp auto'd 8x10? Maybe a Niklas Hjalmarsson auto'd puck? Ok, how about a biscuit signed by Duncan Keith? Gotta be at the game to win! Have A Skate With Bob and the Rockford IceHogs, Satuday, Nov 10th. Tickets info at bob
Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Alex Burmistrov, Nick Leddy, Marcus Kruger and Oliver Ekman-Larsson will play in AHL this year.
Blackhawks assigned Marcus Kruger and Nick Leddy to Rockford today in case of a lockout, per
Marcus Kruger wrote: Just saw an episode of the new Dallas series. JR is still alive and so are Bobby and Sue Ellen and they even have cell phones. - we should be able to see it in 10 yrs time
Marcus Kruger's bid for his 1st NHL goal is denied as Semyon Varlamov makes an amazing glove save.
Viktor Stalberg scored 2 goals today for Sweden; Marcus Kruger added 2 assists as well. Where the *** was all this vs Phoenix?
Everyone who`s upset that the BlackHawks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs shouldn`t be surprised. The `Hawks lack size and toughness. When the only guy on the active roster with an attitude and grit, and is doing all the dirty work is 5` 10" and 180 lbs, there is a glaring problem. Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Marcus Kruger, Duncan Keith are all UNDERSIZED players and get bumped off the puck at will. The BlackHawks have alot of skill, no doubt about it. But teams cannot win on skill alone. Most of the teams advancing to the second round of the playoffs are BIG, PHYSICAL, defensive-minded teams. Get a clue people!! Hopefully these issues will be addressed in the off-season. If they are not, expect more of the same, Hawks fans.
Patrick Sharp is centering Marcus Kruger and Jimmy Hayes. Jonathan Toews with Brendan Morrison and Viktor Stalberg.
Photo: Did they forget about the Patrick Sharp, Viktor Stalberg and Marcus Kruger line….?
Please trade Marcus Kruger for Gabriel Landeskog. I hate Kruger. Don't know why but Landeskog is much more amazing
New line of work suits the Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger - Chicago Sun
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