Posts tagged "NHL"

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 »

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 »
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The NHL Needs To Suspend Raffi Torres For Life

The NHL Needs To Suspend Raffi Torres For Life
On Saturday night, Raffi Torres did what Raffi Torres does. He delivered a cheap shot, injuring a player. Torres missed all of last season because of an ACL injury. But in his return to the ice, Torres targeted the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg – during a preseason game. Silfverberg left the game and did not return,... Read more »

40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season

40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season
Last year, I posted 40 predictions for the NHL season. So, let’s do it again! Hart Trophy: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Art Ross Trophy: Crosby Ted Lindsay Award: John Tavares, New York Islanders Norris Trophy: Shea Weber, Nashville Vezina Trophy: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Jack Adams Award: Bob Hartley Calder Trophy: Jack Eichel, Buffalo Selke Trophy: Jonathan... Read more »

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Because USA TODAY Says The Bears Suck

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Because USA TODAY Says The Bears Suck
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, USA TODAY made their records predictions for the 2015 NFL season. Coming in dead last in the league – the only team to have just three predicted wins – was the Chicago Bears. Their Super Bowl pick? Green Bay over Indianapolis. So what would the first round of the 2016 Draft look... Read more »
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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 many 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 »

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 »
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2015 Stanley Cup Final: Conn Smythe Power Rankings

2015 Stanley Cup Final: Conn Smythe Power Rankings
On Saturday night, we learned the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup beginning Wednesday night. The Chicago Blackhawks will try to win their second title in three years and third in six seasons; the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to win the second Cup in franchise history, and first since 2004. Each... Read more »