Category: Sports and Entertainment

Hockey Pinup Girls: Like going to an Art Gallery, but cooler

Hockey Pinup Girls: Like going to an Art Gallery, but cooler
Girls in jerseys and art.  Doesn’t that sound fantastic?  That’s why today’s interview is with Lauren Maiero, the Chicago-based Artiste behind the increasingly popular Hockey Pinup Girls! Lauren’s art caught my eye recently while doing research for an upcoming player interview (stay tuned). I knew her story was worth featuring when I learned more about her... Read more »

Duncan Keith Leads Team Canada to Higher Ground.

Duncan Keith Leads Team Canada to Higher Ground.
Of the 6 Blackhawks Players representing their countries at the World Hockey Championship, Duncan Keith has been making the most noticeable impact.  Keith has been lighting the Olympic sized arenas up like Christmas trees and leads Canada with 11 points in the tournament so far.  Needless to say, a lot of people who never noticed... Read more »

BREAKING: Patrick Kane is Acting his Age.

BREAKING: Patrick Kane is Acting his Age.
During the post-season as the news starts tapering off, it seems the most irrelevant non-stories become newsworthy. I’m not talking about the articles no one reads about the Pizza lunch the Blackhawks front-office had to discuss the year, or the countless opinion pieces re-hashing everything we heard during the regular season.  I’m talking about making... Read more »
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End of Season Wrap: Takeaways from the Blackhawks Season 2011/12.

End of Season Wrap: Takeaways from the Blackhawks Season 2011/12.
I believe Jim Morrison penned a song once for times like these – this is the end. The Phoenix Coyotes advanced to the second round for the first time in history which means no more scheduling our social lives around Blackhawks games.  At least until October. So what went wrong? In one word:  Goaltending.  ... Read more »

Red-Zone: Series Goes to 1-3, Quenneville is Fined, and Hossa is Out for Game 5.

Red-Zone: Series Goes to 1-3, Quenneville is Fined, and Hossa is Out for Game 5.
The United Center went deadly quiet last night after the Blackhawks hosted the Coyotes for Game 4 of  the Playoffs series.  Captain Jonathan Toews summarized the game as “disappointing”, and it’s doubtful anyone other than the Coyotes and their supporters would disagree. The game started out with an incredible 10 minutes from the Blackhawks but... Read more »

Game 3: Do NHL Benefits Cover Eye Exams for the Referees?

Game 3:  Do NHL Benefits Cover Eye Exams for the Referees?
Coach Quenneville called the officiating a disgrace after Game 3 of the Phoenix/Chicago series.  And that pretty much sums it all up.  It was just one clearer-than-Karlsson’s-skin bad call to another during last night’s game at the Madhouse on Madison, which left many hockey fans of various team-affiliations flabbergasted. It wasn’t the ultimate loss of the... Read more »
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Game 2: The Fat Lady Sings at Bryan Bickell's Command.

Game 2: The Fat Lady Sings at Bryan Bickell's Command.
The Blackhawks made history last night for being the first team in NHL history to score tying goals with less than 15 seconds in regulation in consecutive games of one series. If you missed the game, you missed some seriously assiduous hockey! Bryan Bickell found the back of Mike Smith‘s net with a Powerplay goal in the first... Read more »

The Hunger Games: Coyotes vs. Blackhawks

The Hunger Games: Coyotes vs. Blackhawks
So, Game 1 of Round 1 is in the books and hunger was the rampant theme du jour. The return of Jonathan Toews was instantly gratifying as he got things started with a goal early in the first period. ** Side-note:  I kind of dig the flow he’s rocking.  Not quite as photoshop-perfect as Ottawa’s Erik... Read more »

Blackhawks to Watch: Playoffs Edition.

Blackhawks to Watch: Playoffs Edition.
We’ve arrived:  The games are going to be next level, the intensity is going to be off the scales, and Hockey fans everywhere will be holding their breath for 20 minute intervals at a time. Yes, the Playoffs have begun. For the Blackhawks and their supporters, the fun begins tomorrow in Phoenix.  While the Blackhawks... Read more »
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Countdown to the Playoffs: Kane Gets Nasty in Detroit, NHL '13 Needs A Cover Boy, and Sharpy's on Twitter.

Countdown to the Playoffs: Kane Gets Nasty in Detroit, NHL '13 Needs A Cover Boy, and Sharpy's on Twitter.
Well, here we are at the end of yet another great season. This particular season has been a roller-coaster ride for the Blackhawks and it all ended yesterday in Hockeytown.  The  game was intense but the Hawks managed to keep a 2-point lead for the majority of the game;  just when everyone thought they had... Read more »