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Dustin Byfuglien Arrested, Fat

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Dustin Byfuglien was reportedly arrested on Wednesday and charged with BWI (read: the Cedric Benson special). He was also reportedly 286 pounds – almost 40 more than he played at last year. The “We should have kept Buff over Bolland/Ladd/Sharp/Hjalmarsson” debate is now officially over. The Big Buffet was supposed to help jump-start the new... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Market: A Name To Consider

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Market: A Name To Consider
Right now, the Blackhawks appear to have an overflowing roster. Without any prospects making the team, the Hawks already have more than enough forwards and defenseman to put a full roster on the ice every night. But the Hawks might still be active in the trade market. And one player they might be interested in... Read more »

NBA Fans: Don't Waste Your Hope

NBA Fans: Don't Waste Your Hope
The NFL had a lock-out that lasted most of the summer. When the two sides there reached an agreement, the summer was over. But the end result to fans? One preseason game – the Hall of Fame Game – was cancelled. While free agency, team workouts and getting draft picks signed were all dramatically different,... Read more »
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Jim Hendry Fired: More Questions Than Answers

Jim Hendry Fired: More Questions Than Answers
On July 22, the Chicago Cubs informed Jim Hendry that he would not return as the general manager of the team. This news breaks today… August 19… Hendry, in an emotional press conference in which he answered all questions, gave his two cents on why he stayed around, how he handled the trade deadline, how... Read more »

NHL 2011-12 Preview: Ranking Western Conference Forwards

NHL 2011-12 Preview: Ranking Western Conference Forwards
As we get ready for the 2011-12 season, we continue our series breaking down the Western Conference. On Sunday night we ranked the groups of defensemen around the league, and now we’ll evaluate the forwards in the conference. Some of the biggest names in the NHL dominate the landscape in the Western Conference. The last... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Organizational Depth Turning Heads Around NHL

Chicago Blackhawks Organizational Depth Turning Heads Around NHL
More league-wide sites are releasing their late-summer organizational rankings, and the Chicago Blackhawks are impressing a lot of people. Here’s a look at what some major sites have said about the Hawks’ organizational depth. What you’ll see below is three different rankings from major websites, as well as the draft grade from ESPN. While the... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: A Short History of Great Scorers

Chicago Blackhawks: A Short History of Great Scorers
When the Chicago Blackhawks owned the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, most analysts believed the team would choose between a 6’3, 210 pound forward named James Van Riemsdyk and a vertically challenged wing named Patrick Kane. However, when the Hawks opted for the diminutive scorer from from Buffalo, anyone knowing the history... Read more »

Chicago Bears, Park District Already At Odds Over Soldier Field

Chicago Bears, Park District Already At Odds Over Soldier Field
In case you missed it, Soldier Field’s playing surface sucks. And nobody seems to know what to do about it. The problem is that Soldier Field is owned by the Chicago Park District, not the Bears. Because the Park District has every right to use one of their facilities to generate as much revenue as... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Payroll: Considering The Long-Term Impact of Patrick Sharp's New Deal

Chicago Blackhawks Payroll: Considering The Long-Term Impact of Patrick Sharp's New Deal
When the Blackhawks announced a five-year extension for forward Patrick Sharp on Wednesday, the core of the young Hawks team was now completely taken care of financially. But what are the long-term implications of Sharp’s new deal? The following players are signed through the 2013-14 season (with their respective cap hits): Toews $ 6,300,000 Kane... Read more »
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Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks Agree on 5-Year Extension

Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks Agree on 5-Year Extension
On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a five-year extension has been reached with forward Patrick Sharp. The deal reportedly has a $5.9M cap hit. The 2011 NHL All-Star Game MVP had one year left on his current deal, which had a $3.9M cap number. According to the release on the Hawks’ site: “Patrick is... Read more »