Tag: Blackhawks

A Look into the Future: Toews and Kane

A Look into the Future: Toews and Kane
The other day we all heard Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman re-assure fans that Toews and Kane “will be here forever.” Amazing news. Let’s just take a quick look at just how the two players will look in “forever” (for our purposes, we are quantifying forever to mean +/- 20 years).   With these more “seasoned”... Read more »

Toews, Montador Contribute to Over $100,000 Raised at Smashfest! for Research into Rare Cancers and Concussions.

Toews, Montador Contribute to Over $100,000 Raised at Smashfest! for Research into Rare Cancers and Concussions.
The Second annual charity Ping-Pong event – Smashfest! –  took place last week in Toronto with 25 current and former NHL players participating If you remember from last year, the inaugural Smashfest! (hosted by New York Rangers Forward, Dominic Moore) raised over $20,000 for charity. Well, this year Smashfest! was an even huger success, raising over... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks: Winners of the Stanley Cup and Toronto's heart.

June 24, 2013. An unlikely day for a hockey game to be held – let alone a Stanley Cup hockey game.  But, so it was. The Blackhawks of Chicago faced the Bruins of Boston in a duel for the top spot in the National Hockey League (NHL) after a shortened which season rife with all... Read more »
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The Minimalist Guide to the NHL Playoffs: 2013 Edition

The Minimalist Guide to the NHL Playoffs: 2013 Edition
With the NHL Playoffs upon us, now is as good time as ever to start paying attention to hockey. But, where do you even begin? To save you hours of sifting through articles on Google Search in an attempt to catch up, here’s a quick and dirty NHL Playoffs Cheat Sheet with everything you need to know about... Read more »

Sick of Boxy Blackhawks Tees?

Sick of Boxy Blackhawks Tees?
If you’re a gal who likes sports, finding nice sports apparel is like going on a hunt for an honest politician.  You know what I mean, you walk into the sports store and see row upon row, and rack upon rack of really sharp looking men’s stuff. Then when you glance over to the women’s... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »