Tag: Patrick Sharp

Blackhawks skid goes beyond goaltending

When I talked with Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman on Sunday (I’ll run the interview Tuesday night before and after the game), he made the point that the recent bulge in goals-against is a team issue. Corey Crawford gets the bulk of the criticism, which is understandable because he’s the last line of defense. The... Read more »

This will be a topic every year with Toews

Lots of headlines lately about Jonathan Toews as a candidate for the Hart Trophy (MVP) in the NHL.   The Blackhawks captain has made a serious run.  Every goal he scores seems to be a timely one.  He, along with the other top-end guys on the team, have helped resuscitate the Hawks season. But this... Read more »

Toews tested as captain

Tomorrow, we’ll head “on the breakaway” with Jonathan Toews during the Blackhawks Central pregame show (WGN 720AM, 7:10 p.m.) before the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets square off.  Here are two things No. 19 covers. This year has tested Toews’ ability as the Blackhawks captain.     “There are so many different things being thrown at you, everything... Read more »

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 »


Who “inspired” Patrick Sharp during the Blackhawks six-game circus trip?   The “Doctor”: Patrick Kane        “Well, I’m just trying to stay ahead of Kane,” quipped Sharp, who paced the Blackhawks with five goals and eight points during the two-week journey.  “He’s a tough guy to keep pace with.  It seems like the puck’s... Read more »