Archive for April 2010

Enjoy Byfuglien's ass, Roberto

Let’s head down memory lane for a minute to last Spring. The Blackhawks had disposed of Calgary in the first round of the playoffs, and moved on to face the Vancouver Canucks, a better and healthier team than the Flames. Taking the Hawks’ youth and inexperience into account, many fans were satisfied with the first... Read more »

Quick, random thoughts

It’s been killing me that I haven’t had time to write much recently, especially with how much  has happened in the world of Blackhawks hockey. It’s the last week of classes of my college career and these projects are never ending. Fifteen minutes is really all I’ve got!  Here are some quick thoughts to bridge... Read more »

"Hockey could never outdraw basketball in this town." Oops....

With the Hawks struggling mightily on the ice and facing a must-win game on Thursday night, I thought this would be some refreshing news to share with proud Chicago hockey fans. The numbers are in, and the Chicago Blackhawks outdrew the Chicago Bulls in local television ratings this year, according to Nielsen Media Research. On Comcast... Read more »

Niemi may have saved the Hawks' season last night.

All season long, the biggest concern for Hawks fans has been whether or not the goaltending could come up with big saves, and avoid giving up momentum swinging goals in the playoffs.  On Sunday, Antti Niemi put those concerns at ease.  Niemi made a game changing, series changing, maybe season SAVING stop on the Predators... Read more »

Breaking down the Predators: An in-depth look at the Hawks' first round opponent

Heading into April, Nashville was not a team most Hawks fans were thinking about.  The consensus was that the Hawks would draw L.A., Detroit, or Colorado in the first round. Nashville was considered to be one of those “outside chance” teams that could slide into 7th or 8th place. Well, they did. So who are... Read more »

John's NHL Playoff Predictions

I’m finally back after a few days of endless schoolwork. It’s playoff time!!! Lots has happened since my last entry… -Hawks clinch the 2nd seed, and will meet the Predators in the first round. -Brian Campbell practiced with the team (!) and may return before the end of the first round -Patrick Kane grew a... Read more »

Blackhawks vs. Predators: 1st round playoff schedule

The schedule for the first round matchup between the Hawks and Preds has been released. The series will open up on Friday at the UC. The entire schedule is as follows:  Game                    Date                                      Time                      Venue                                  Game 1                 Friday, April 16                  7:30 P.M.             United Center                   Game 2      ... Read more »

Updated playoff scenario

With the Sharks game and season now complete, let’s take a look at the scenarios heading into the final day of NHL action. If the Hawks win: The Hawks face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round in the 1 vs 8 matchup. If the Hawks lose (in regulation OR overtime): The Hawks will finish... Read more »

My top ten list: Best Hawks games of the past two seasons

With the playoffs exactly one week away, I thought it’d be appropriate to reflect on some of the best moments over the past two seasons and get pumped up for the Hawks’ best shot at a Stanley Cup in two decades. These are only based on my opinion, of course. I realize that being in... Read more »

Hawks earn franchise-record 50th win

The Hawks are back. I think most of us knew it before tonight, but this game solidified it.  The Hawks dominated the action from the start, as Marian Hossa scored 36 seconds into the game. The Hawks never looked back, winning 5-2. Colin Fraser scored twice for the Hawks against Dallas. This team looks worthy... Read more »