Archive for February 2010

With Olympics completed, Hawks have to be considered the Stanley Cup Favorite

Besides providing us with some of the best hockey ever played, the 2010 Olympics also showed which NHL team has the most big game ability. Plenty of teams were well represented (the Penguins, Devils, Capitals for example), but no team should be more proud of its Olympians than our Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews,... Read more »

Quenneville to stick with Niemi in goal

When Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville addressed the media on Thursday for the first time since the Olympics began, he minced no words when describing his goaltending situation. “During the course of the season, somebody is going to get the net and get the opportunity to keep it. That was the chance, and Niemi took... Read more »

Blackhawks thrive on big stage

Last night’s wonderful game between the United States and Canada had intensity that some would compare to an NHL playoff series.  Every check was finished, every player skated hard on every shift, and the crowd was up for grabs. While the focus was understandably on the United States victory, let me remind you that we... Read more »

Battle at the top: Can the Hawks overtake San Jose?

When the NHL resumes play upon the completion of the Winter Olympics, teams will have to re-focus their attention very quickly. With roughly 20 games remaining in the regular season, points will be at a premium. The Blackhawks find themselves comfortably in 2nd place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of 3rd place Vancouver.... Read more »

Blackhawks Tickets: Strategies for getting the hottest sports ticket in town

With our beloved Blackhawks on a 3 week hiatus for the Vancouver Olympics, let’s have some off-ice discussion to pass the time. As a Blackhawks season ticket holder, the rising street value of ticket prices hasn’t affected me the way it has the casual fan, or the single-game ticket buyer. Nearly everyone I talk to... Read more »