Tag: Toews

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 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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Kings of the Castle: Blackhawks Get Owned on Home Ice

Kings of the Castle: Blackhawks Get Owned on Home Ice
The Madhouse was host to a game of back-and-forth last night as the Chicago Blackhawks were unable to top the Los Angeles Kings, scooping up a single point and losing in a shoot-out. The Blackhaws were working hard and fast but the Kings’ Goalie, was working even harder and Quick-er (so punny, I know).  Sharp... Read more »