Archive for March 2010

Hawks win!!!

Pardon the simple title, but we all deserve to celebrate this one. In the span of 24 hours, the Blackhawks turned in one their worst, and then one of their best performances of the season. Tonight in Minnesota, the Blackhawks showed up and played the up-tempo style they have played most of the season, and... Read more »

Blackhawks playoff tickets on sale Wednesday at 10am

The Chicago Blackhawks have finally released information on playoff tickets for the first two rounds.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 31st at 10am. Tickets can be purchased on, or via telephone at 800-745-3000 Prices are not available yet, but based on the prices for season ticket holders, expect the cheapest seat to... Read more »

Slump continues as Blue Jackets win 2nd straight over struggling Hawks

Eight games. That’s what separates the Blackhawks from the start of the Western Conference Playoffs. The smaller that number gets, and as badly as the team continues to play, it just gets scarier and scarier.   While it wasn’t 8-3 like the other night, a loss is a loss, and it’s even worse considering the... Read more »

Podcast of me on ChicagoNow Radio this morning

For anyone interested, I joined host Sarah Spain and Bulls Confidential writer Doug Thonus this morning for some discussion on AM 720 WGN. Click here to listen.

Huet makes Quenneville's decision easier

Heading into last night’s game in Columbus, Joel Quenneville had supposedly remained neutral on his goaltending controversy.  A strong outing for Huet, and it may have propelled him back into the “Game 1 playoff starter” conversation. Instead, Huet had the exact opposite of a strong outing. He let in five goals, was pulled, put back... Read more »

Upcoming Radio Appearances

For anyone interested, I will be a guest on two radio shows this weekend. On Saturday, March 27th, I will be appearing in studio as a guest on the ChicagoNow Radio Show, hosted by Sarah Spain. The show can be heard on WGN AM 720 from 9am to Noon. I will be on from 11-11:30... Read more »

Niemi, Hawks prove they are best in the West

Two weeks ago, this lonely Tuesday night home game against the Phoenix Coyotes seemed like a minor blip on the radar as the Hawks head down the home stretch. Nine straight wins for the Coyotes changed that, as the two teams squared off for Western Conference supremacy on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks dominated the game... Read more »

Defense makes sense for "Big Buff"

Anyone who has been a Blackhawks fan for a long time has gone through a lifetime full of frustrating players.  There was Eric Daze, whose scoring touch was often overshadowed by season ending injuries.  There was Alexander Karpovtsev, who ruined any natural ability he had by being one of the biggest pansies to ever play... Read more »

Hawks beat Kings, take over 1st place in the West

Thursday night’s victory in L.A. was exactly what the Hawks needed. It was a dominating win, as they outshot the Kings 37-17 and controlled the action for much of the night. The Blackhawks’ mash-up defensive unit looked great for the most part, which was encouraging considering the absence of three regulars (Seabrook, Campbell, Johnsson). Antti... Read more »

Blackhawks remain in good shape in the West as Sharks continue to struggle

Before we all collectively reach for the panic button after a horrible Blackhawks weekend, let’s take a step back and relax. Despite losing both games over the weekend, the Blackhawks remain only two points out of first place in the West with a game in hand on San Jose. The Sharks continue to struggle mightily,... Read more »