How to Train Like a Blackhawk

The life of a Chicago Blackhawks player involves a rigid training regimen. The team practices in a new practice facility, which opened last year and features spacious training rooms and a large gym. Even if you don’t have a state-of-the-art training facility within your grasp, it’s possible to follow the training regimen of a Chicago... Read more »

How to Get Season Tickets for the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks finished their last season at the bottom of the Central Division and are hoping the 2018-19 season goes better. Fans will pay a little more for the chance to see if this comes true. Ticket prices are going up an average of four percent next year. Blackhawk fans might not feel happy... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »