On Saturday evening, Dave Bolland returns to the United Center. There is historical significance to Bolland’s return. He will be only the third two-time Stanley Cup champion Blackhawk to play in Chicago with another team. The other two: Louis Trudel (with Montreal) and Elwyn “Doc” Romnes (with Toronto), both of whom came back to Chicago... Read more »
In 2010, the draft brought a fire sale that was required by the salary cap. Hawks fans had to watch as Kris Versteeg, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd and other favorites were dealt out of town so the team could afford to keep Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. Fast forward three summers and… the... Read more »
With two goals in 17 seconds, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years. It wasn’t pretty for either team in Game Six, and the reports on injuries players were dealing with at the end of the series are starting to come out in the wake of the Hawks... Read more »
The Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday night, and history will be made. When this series is done, either the Blackhawks or the Bruins will be the first team to win a second championship since the last lockout. How will one team finish the series on top? Let’s look ahead at some key match-ups, and... Read more »
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, Blackhawks fans are squarely focused on the team acquiring a second-line center. But could the Hawks have an answer on the roster already? Dave Bolland simply isn’t getting it done, offensively or in faceoffs. This season, Bolland is winning only 44.1 percent of his even-strength faceoffs, and his faceoff... Read more »
Reports are indicating that the Colorado Avalanche are now shopping unhappy free agent center Ryan O’Reilly. The question isn’t whether or not the Blackhawks should be interested (they should), but what could/should they be willing to give up to acquire him? According to one of the jedi masters at TSN, Darren Dreger, early indications are... Read more »
With their win on Saturday night, the Phoenix Coyotes clinched the Pacific Division title and a first round playoff matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. So how do the two teams stack up? We have already talked about how the Blackhawks performed in the regular season games against the Coyotes, noting the Hawks 1-2-1 record against... Read more »
With the Blackhawks taking time away from the ice for Christmas, it’s a good time to look back at the first 35 games of the NHL season. The Hawks are 22-9-4, good for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference, and went to their break 8-1-1 in their last ten games. They’re 12-2-3... Read more »
With only Monday night’s game left on the October schedule, the first month is (almost) in the books. Let’s look back at the month and, in the spirit of Halloween, consider the tricks and treats so far for the Hawks. Dave Bolland: Treat He has missed one of the season’s first ten games, but Bolland... Read more »
On Saturday night, the fans at the United Center were witness to a game that had playoff intensity and the last two champions on the ice. At the end, the Boston Bruins skated off with a 3-2 shootout victory.
But the action was worth every penny.