Posts tagged "Chicago Blackhawks"

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2012 NHL Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2012 NHL Draft
Over the last six years, each summer we take time to step away from the immediate and look back. We look back five years at the draft classes of each of Chicago’s five major sports teams: the Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. After five years, we should have seen something. In some sports,... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2011 NHL Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2011 NHL Draft
Today, we continue our summer series looking back five years in the rear view mirror at Chicago’s draft classes from 2011. So far, we have looked at the Cubs, White Sox and Bulls, reviewing their mixed results and limited successes. Javy Baez is still a TBD, the Sox did nothing, and the Bulls drafted a... Read more »

Were You Born On February 4?

Were You Born On February 4?
Were you born on the Fourth of February? Of course, it isn’t as sexy or prestigious as the Fourth of July, but it’s still an outstanding day to have been born. Here are a few other notable 2/4 babies: Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics) Paul Althaus, German theologist... Read more »
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Championship Parallels: 2015 Cubs & 2010 Blackhawks

Championship Parallels: 2015 Cubs & 2010 Blackhawks
There are lots of parallels that can be made between the 2010 Blackhawks team that ended a major championship drought in Chicago and the Chicago Cubs roster that has captivated the city – indeed, the country – recently. In 2010, there were role players on the Hawks who were largely taken for granted like Kris... Read more »

10 Worst Contracts In Chicago Sports History

10 Worst Contracts In Chicago Sports History
With news on Sunday night that the Cubs were designating Edwin Jackson for assignment, I immediately jumped into a Twitter conversation with a bunch of folks about what the worst contracts in Chicago sports history have been. real question: where does Edwin Jackson rank on the loooong list of worst contracts in Chicago history? #ToddHundley... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 NHL Draft Recap

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 NHL Draft Recap
The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were one of the quietest teams at this weekend’s NHL Draft. It was a busy weekend, with┬ámany teams making major trades. While many figured a veteran like Patrick Sharp and/or Bryan Bickell would be traded to make cap space for the coming season, the Hawks didn’t make a deal... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2010 NHL Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Blackhawks 2010 NHL Draft
Every summer we take a look back five years at how the respective Chicago teams drafted, and how the players from those classes are (or, in many cases, aren’t) impacting the respective franchises. We’ve already looked back at the 2010 drafts for the Chicago Bears Chicago Bulls Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Now, let’s look... Read more »

Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks

Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks
We took a somewhat painful look back at the last ten years of Cubs and White Sox first round draft picks before the MLB Draft earlier this week. Now, as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning get set to play a best-of-three scenario to decide the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion, let’s take a walk... Read more »

Patrick Kane Reaches Postseason Milestone

Patrick Kane Reaches Postseason Milestone
When the final horn sounded on Sunday night, Blackhawks superstar forward Patrick Kane had scored two of Chicago’s four goals in a solid home victory. The first goal of the night – seen above – was significant for the Hawks sniper. Kane became only the fifth player in the long, storied history of the Chicago... Read more »
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Looking Back: My 40 Bold NHL Predictions

Looking Back: My 40 Bold NHL Predictions
Back in October, before the 2014-15 NHL season started, I made 40 bold predictions. So, let’s see how I did. Note: the NHL Awards that will be voted on are left as-is unless, in the case of the Vezina, the winner is easily assumed. Hart Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Art Ross Trophy: Steven Stamkos,... Read more »