How Do the Blackhawks Train in the Offseason?

The Blackhawks didn’t make the playoffs this year, so it gave them some extra time to prepare for next season. Another positive thing about the extra time is that they got to make use of their new practice facility, which opened late last year. In addition to the two ice rinks, the new facility has... Read more »

How Can the Chicago Blackhawks Improve for Next Year?

Over the past decade, us Chicago Blackhawks fans have not been familiar with failure, or even mediocrity, for that matter. With three Stanley Cup championships since the 2009-10 season and a playoff appearance at the minimum each year, up until this disappointing season, the Blackhawks have been a perennial success. After a sudden and painful... Read more »

How the Blackhawks Help Promote Youth Hockey

Blackhawks hockey has risen in popularity around the Chicago area over the past decade. Part of the reason has been the major success of the hockey team spurring regional pride. 3 Stanley Cups in the last 7 years make quite the difference. This has given Chicago a rebirth as a hockey town once again. Bars... Read more »
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A Close Look at Hockey Glass

A Close Look at Hockey Glass
Can you name an essential element of the game of hockey that most fans often see right through? It’s the protective glass that surrounds the rink on top of the boards. It’s not something most fans often think about, but the protective glass in hockey serves a number of functions. Here is a quick look... Read more »

Are Outdoor Games Good For The Future Of Hockey?

Ah, the Annual Blackhawk Winter Classic. Or at least that’s how it feels, since the Hawks have played outdoors in 2014, 2015, 2016, and now 2017. Some people have complained that this is too much, but not me. The big debate has become whether or not these games are good for the sport — and... Read more »

How Hockey Players Get in Shape

When you think of what constitutes a great athlete, your mind likely jumps to a physical freak like the NBA’s LeBron James or NFL’s Cam Newton, even swimming sensation Michael Phelps. However, would you believe that some of the world’s best athletes play in the NHL? Hockey players are some of the most talented athletes... Read more »
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Chicago’s OTHER Sports Teams

This is a Blackhawks blog, so obviously we think they’re #1. They act like #1 too, having won the Stanley Cup three times in the last seven years. This year, the major talk has been of the Chicago Cubs are, since they won their first World Series in over 100 years, breaking the longest title... Read more »

What the Stanley Cup Final Does for Youth Hockey

I did not grow up in Canada. In fact, I haven’t even had the good fortune to journey to our great northern neighbors for a quick visit. But judging by Nike commercials and generalities I’ve heard second-hand – which of course is the preferred method for forming ideas about any country – Canadians are born... Read more »

Domestic Abuse, hockey, and more.

We are officially ONE MONTH AWAY from the start of the hockey season! Yes! Finally! This, for me, also means that we’re officially one month away from the birth of our child. It seems like just yesterday we found out about it, and October 10 seemed like light years away. But now the nursery is... Read more »
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Other teams coming to the NHL? More Summer Notes

We’re a few days away from September, so hockey season is getting closer. And as usual, the end of August brings out some weird hockey stories. Because, of course, there’s really nothing going on. Still, it was a bit shocking to hear yesterday that apparently it’s a “done deal” to have Las Vegas join the... Read more »