Tag: Hockey

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 »

We're back, and so is Marian Hossa

We're back, and so is Marian Hossa
Spring has sprung (sort of) in the great city of Chicago and now is as good time as ever to come out of hibernation… After a six game absence, Marian Hossa will return to the ice tonight vs. the St. Louis Blues.  “I felt good today so there’s no reason to wait longer,” said Hossa.... Read more »

A True Great: Wayne Gretzky Among First Honored for Making a Significant Impact on Sport of Hockey

A True Great: Wayne Gretzky Among First Honored for Making a Significant Impact on Sport of Hockey
In the sport of Hockey, who is greater than Wayne Gretzky?  His name was inescapable as a child growing up in Canada and I personally never thought I’d ever get closer to the Great One than eating at his restaurant in Toronto. Yesterday, that changed. I was among the few lucky enough to be in... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Snoozefest in Jersey: Devils Are the Most Boring Robbers...

Snoozefest in Jersey: Devils Are the Most Boring Robbers...
Horns, Italian flags on the Jumbotron, and a score that remained locked at 1-1 til the end of regulation – no, not a soccer game – this was the scene last night in Jersey as the Devils hosted the Blackhawks for a game that got semi-interesting only in the last 10 minutes or so. In typical... Read more »
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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 »