Posts tagged "Chicago"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Blackhawks clinch Playoffs berth, will Patrick Sharp be back in time?

Blackhawks clinch Playoffs berth, will Patrick Sharp be back in time?
The Chicago Blackhawks became the first team in the West to clinch playoff berth, which is just a not that fancy way of saying that they’re in the playoffs, regardless of their performance from this point on. This comes as no surprise:  The Hawks have been red-hot from the start of this shortened season with... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Wild Wild West: Rivalry Gets Dirty between Duncan Keith and Daniel Sedin

Wild Wild West: Rivalry Gets Dirty between Duncan Keith and Daniel Sedin
Rivalry can be fun, and rivalry can be dangerous. A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. This pressure of competition is felt by players, coaches, and management, but is perhaps felt strongest by the fans. The intensity of the rivalry varies from a friendly competition on one end to serious violence. Team owners typically... Read more »

Series Sweep: Blackhawks Win Big in Columbus

Series Sweep: Blackhawks Win Big in Columbus
Who knew Columbus could be so much fun? The Blackhawks did a nice job of sweeping the series in their final face-off with the Blue Jackets and collected 2 points in the process.  Final score: CHI 5, CBJ 1. This game was like a high school reunion for Kane, Nash, Mason, and Bolland; but at... Read more »
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Chicago Caps the Night Off with a Big Win at the Madhouse.

Chicago Caps the Night Off with a Big Win at the Madhouse.
Another game, another 2 points.  At least that seems to be the new motto of the Blackhawks. The Washington Capitals made it extremely easy for the Hawks to dominate them and take a 3 point lead to ultimately win the game, 5-2. From start to finish, the game was high energy on the Blackhawks side,... Read more »