Welcome to Blackhawk Up, the Chicago Blackhawks news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Blackhawk Up is dedicated to providing top-notch Blackhawks news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Ryan Fedrau,Site Expert

Blackhawk Up Site Expert And Contributor To DaWindyCity. For More, Follow My Twitter @the_fed_23.

Jimmy Lynch,Contributor

Passionate Chicago sports fan, who loves to talk all things Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears.

Seth Stauffer,Contributor

Shaun Filippelli,Contributor

I'm a sports fan, but hockey above all else. I've played, coached, refereed, taught, coordinated, and now I get to write about the best game in the world. Being a Contributor to Blackhawk Up and Editor in Leaf will help me prove that you can, in fact, have two favourite teams.

Dylan Terry,Contributor

"You can curse the darkness or light a candle. The choice is yours." -Patrick Kane

Ryan Swanger,Contributor

I obsessed with the Chicago Blackhawks and Bears, I gamble, I golf, and I watch Hockey

Colin Schwartz,Contributor

College football player at Taylor University that loves hockey. I watch every Blackhawks game, so why not write about it? Golf player, wait no. I'm not good enough to call myself a golf player. I enjoy playing golf.

Kevin Braeunle,Contributor

Ask anyone what my passion is and you will always get "hockey". Lifelong hockey fan who you can't convince that it isn't the best sport in the world.

Michael Wagner,Contributor

A long time blogger and content creator who has a passion for Chicago sports, video games, craft beer and Italian beef sandwiches.

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