Are you ready for it, Hawks fans? Teuvo Teravainen is expected to make his Blackhawks debut tonight when the Hawks host the Dallas Stars at the United Center. Just who is Teuvo Teravainen? Well, he’s 19 years old, from Finland, and according to pretty much everybody, the greatest hockey player who ever lived. Take a... Read more »
January 19th, 2013…The NHL is back. Finally. The Blackhawks got off to a great start today against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, winning 5-2. They led 3-0 after one period and never looked back. Patrick Kane got the Hawks on the board early in the first period during a 5-on-3 power play.... Read more »
I can’t say I was expecting this move to come out of the woodwork, especially after the weak rumors of Joel Quenneville leaving Chicago for Montreal. Today Quenneville fired assistant coach Mike Haviland, who had been on the coaching staff since 2008. There will be talk about how Quenneville and the other assistant Mike Kitchen... Read more »
Seriously, people? Do we really need a report that says Joel Quenneville will not be leaving to coach the Montreal Canadiens? I know the Hawks weren’t great this year, and there were rumblings of a change at the top during their nine game losing streak earlier this season, but come on. He’s still the guy... Read more »
A: Andrew Brunette
Brunette came over in the offseason as someone who could add plenty of experience to the Hawks’ third and fourth lines. He had played for Joel Quenneville before, so it was an easy decision for him to come to Chicago. Much maligned for being old and slow, Bruno played all over the place. He scored 12 goals, but was far from an impact player (not that he was expected to be).
B: Bolland, Dave
The Rat was coming into the season having played a huge role in the Blackhawks’ near incredible comeback against Vancouver in the first round of last year’s playoffs. This year he scored 19 goals while playing a lot of second and third line center. He netted seven on the power play, and three goals while shorthanded. He’s been better, but Bolland had a solid season...