Tag: Marian Hossa

The issue with NHL justice

Does anybody remember the suspension NHL sheriff Brendan Shanahan handed out during the preseason to Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski? Wisniewski was suspended for the remainder of the preseason and the first eight games of the regular season for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck. That sent a shock wave around the league.  Shanahan... Read more »

What desperation is doing to the Blackhawks

This is a different Blackhawks team since the Ice Show road trip. Desperation (i.e. sitting 11th in the Western Conference with eight weeks to play) will do that to you. They are starting to make the physical sacrifice.  Monday afternoon in St. Louis, the Blackhawks blocked 18 shots, including nine from Brent Seabrook and Brian... Read more »

A move to get Hossa the puck

Marian Hossa will have a true centerman on Wednesday against the Wild. Head Coach Joel Quenneville will put Dave Bolland in the middle with Hossa and Michael Frolik on the wings.  Hossa is the type of winger, similar to Kane, that needs a center who can get him the puck to have an impact.  ... Read more »
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Thoughts about the Frolik deal

A few things to keep in mind about the Michael Frolik deal (in no particular order). Frolik gives the Blackhawks, potentially, a second line center.  Frolik has been playing almost exclusively on the wing with the Panthers.  He can play all three positions and Joel Quenneville loves versatility.   This team desperately needs someone who... Read more »