Posts tagged "NHL"

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 »

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 »
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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 Smashing Success: Over $20K Raised for Charity at NHLPA's Inaugural Smashfest!

A Smashing Success: Over $20K Raised for Charity at NHLPA's Inaugural Smashfest!
What’s better than Ping Pong for charity? Playing Ping Pong against NHL-ers for charity, of course. Last Thursday, the players were out in full force at Smashfest!, a charity ping pong tournament  hosted by Dominic Moore and the NHLPA to raise money for concussion research. This was the inaugural Smashfest! and in just one night, players... 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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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 »

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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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 »