Posts tagged "Calder Cup"

Wolves find the power in their power play

Wolves find the power in their power play
No matter what the Wolves tried in the regular season, nothing seemed capable of resuscitating their morbid power play. Perhaps all it took was for the regular season to end, and to begin again at 0-for-0. The Wolves went 7-for-27 (25.9 percent) with the man-advantage in their opening-round series against the Rochester Americans. They’ll likely... Read more »

Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks

Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks
In a very real sense, the Chicago Wolves are fortunate to be tied in their Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Rochester Americans. The teams split a pair of games last weekend in Rochester, N.Y., to open the best-of-5 series that continues tonight at Allstate Arena. In both games, the Wolves trailed 3-1. They were... Read more »

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner
Anybody who has tuned in to a Chicago Wolves broadcast in the past 12 years knows color analyst Bill Gardner does not pull punches when it comes to his on-air critiques of the team. If he sees a mistake from a Wolves player, he’ll describe it as such rather than downplaying it or making excuses... Read more »
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Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale

Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale
Just a few days ago, it appeared the Wolves had two chances for overtaking the Grand Rapids Griffins for the Midwest Division title — slim and none. But thanks to an unlikely upset by 13th-place Lake Erie on Friday, the Wolves enter tonight’s regular-season finale against Milwaukee tied for first with the Griffins. Still, the... Read more »

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle
Mark Cundari was a bit frustrated after he and his Wolves teammates couldn’t solve Milwaukee goalie Scott Darling on Tuesday night. That frustration was all but forgotten in the moments following the game when he learned the Calgary Flames recalled him to the NHL. “Hopefully I can get in the lineup and make a difference... Read more »

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix
The victories keep coming for the Chicago Wolves. And so do the roster moves. On Wednesday, the Wolves acquired defenseman Joe Corvo on loan from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, a transaction that came only four days after the Wolves received two players for trading Mark Mancari to the Florida Panthers. “It happens a lot, but... Read more »
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Oberg brings his own championship rep to Wolves

Oberg brings his own championship rep to Wolves
The Chicago Wolves’ championship reputation always gets mentioned when newcomers join the organization. Defenseman Evan Oberg is no different. But with Oberg, that reputation goes both ways. Oberg played for the Norfolk Admirals — then the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning — during their magical 2011-12 Calder Cup-winning season. That team set a... Read more »

Wolves past success drew Locke to Chicago

Wolves past success drew Locke to Chicago
Corey Locke had some options in the offseason before signing with the Chicago Wolves. But after playing last season in the Finnish Elite and German leagues, he felt the Wolves were the best fit for him and his young family. He signed in late July to return to the American Hockey League, and scored a goal... Read more »