Tag: Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks Get It Right And Re-Sign Crawford

The magic of the Stanley Cup season of 2009-10 is long gone with the Blackhawks having been disposed of in the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Though many players were forced to leave town after the Hawks championship season, one of the hardest to departures to swallow was that of goaltender Anti... Read more »

Stupid Is As Chicago Does

It seems to have become evident that the decision-makers for nearly all Chicago sports franchises are stupid.   Although it seems rather unprofessional to label someone or something as “stupid”, the sports scene in Chicago has surpassed what could once be considered “enigmatic” — or for the superstitious, “cursed” — and has grown into full-on... Read more »

Flyers Fans A Classless Act

It was a physical series, but not a dirty one.  The hits came, but for the most part they were clean.  There were instances of exhilaration, and moments of despair.  When it was all said and done, the Chicago Blackhawks skated off the Philadelphia ice, proudly hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup.  In a series which featured... Read more »

Where's your 'fight', Chicago???

Reminds me of the knockout of Ivan Drago. About the time Duncan Keith did his best Leon Durham impersonation in the final minute of the Blackhawks’ 5-3 loss last night, I turned to the select group of people fortunate enough to watch the game with me and said, “That’s it.  They’re done.  Philly will win... Read more »

10 Jerks of Hawks' 2010 Season (O'Doyle rules!)

Fought Jonathan Toews in January.  Seriously?  Toews?  Rumor has it, he's been calling out Wayne Gretzky...
Wednesday night’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers brought about many questions in regard to the officiating (or lack thereof) and enforcing of NHL rules in the Playoffs.  We all know Chris Pronger is a jerk, and has been for quite some time.  Here’s a quick list of some other jerks the Hawks have... Read more »

Hot, Good, or Both?

“Getting hot at the right time” — This has been a phrase used in excess over the past quarter-century to describe one of the intangibles that all championship teams have possessed.  Every TV and radio color man from Tim McCarver to Troy Aikman has described their respective sport’s post-season as requiring the ability to “get... Read more »

To "experts": What weakness!?!?

Entering the 2010 NHL Playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks were expected to gain another berth in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals.  Many experts went as far as to predict the Blackhawks would win the Stanley Cup. As the 2009-10 season drove on, the Blackhawks were faced with a “goalie controversy”.  As everyday starting goalie Cristobal Huet’s... Read more »

Pride Goes A Long Way

I’m not quite sure how this all happened for the Chicago Blackhawks.  Not too long ago, the Hawks were the laughing stock of the NHL.  The Hawks had little talent and little hope of any type of future success in the NHL’s Western Conference.  The once-proud franchise had been transformed into a perennial also-ran and... Read more »

Aren't You Glad We Had Singletary And Not "LT"? -- Chicago Pain Daily Recap (5/07/10)

Recap for Friday – May 7th, 2010 In case you haven’t heard (and who hasn’t?!?), former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday on charges of raping a 16 year-old prostitute. After numerous issues involving drug abuse, Taylor now potentially adds rape and prostitution to his list of offenses.  The Blackhawks continue their... Read more »

Chicago Pain - Daily Recap (5/06/10)

Recap for Thursday – May 6th, 2010 Riding on the wings of a career-best performance by Dustin Byfuglien, the Blackhawks battled their way to a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference Semifinal with the Vancouver Canucks last night. Byfuglien scored a hat trick for the Hawks, while providing a physical edge for his team against... Read more »