Archive for January 2011

Tune in to The 300 Level Radio Show tonight

I know Blackhawks fans tend to complain about the lack of NHL and Hawks discussion on the local airwaves (and rightfully so), but there is an alternative solution.  The internet now provides us with an opportunity to listen to more area-specific radio discussion, and that includes a show devoted to your Chicago Blackhawks.  The 300... Read more »

Jim Cornelison's Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Soldier Field (Video)

America got a taste of how the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate the National Anthem on Sunday afternoon; strangely enough, the scene took place at a Bears game. Below is a video of Sunday’s National Anthem prior to the Bears’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks. This will always be a Blackhawks tradition but it wouldn’t be a... Read more »

Thursday morning trade rumors

While the Blackhawks were skating to their 3rd straight victory on Wednesday evening, the United Center press box was packed with scouts from various NHL clubs. According to Tim Sassone, there were 12 scouts in attendance including 4 from Atlanta, 3 from Dallas and 2 from the New York Islanders.  There has been speculation that... Read more »

YES, Hull and Mikita are deserving of United Center statues

It was written recently here on ChicagoNow that the Blackhawks’ decision to erect statues of franchise legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita outside the United Center would be irresponsible and inappropriate. The argument is based on the often-used and miscalculated idea that the Blackhawks play second fiddle at the United Center. Here is an excerpt... Read more »

Nick Leddy to be recalled Friday

According to Tab Bamford, the Chicago Blackhawks will be recalling defenseman Nick Leddy on Friday and he will play vs. Ottawa. This news comes soon after the Hawks sent veteran defenseman Jassen Cullimore to Rockford, presumably to make room for Leddy. This is excellent news. While the ideal scenario would be for Leddy to play... Read more »

Passive "PK" is killing Hawks

Listen, nobody is expecting this year’s penalty kill to remain on par with last year’s. John Madden, Kris Versteeg and Brent Sopel were major factors on last year’s unit and are surely missed. With that said, something else is going on and a failure to fix it will result in the defending champions watching the... Read more »

Blackhawks Blog: Is Jack Skille being shopped?

As it often does, the NHL trade rumor mill is beginning to heat up as the second half of the season gets underway.  Joel Quenneville’s recent lineup decisions have left fans wondering what he is trying to accomplish (ie. scratching Jack Skille and Jake Dowell tonight), but what we also have to consider is whether... Read more »

Blackhawks Blog: A look at team stats through 40 games

With the Hawks roughly at the halfway point of the season, let’s look at some numbers. First and most importantly, we find the Hawks in 11th place in the Western Conference. A closer look reveals a record good for 13th place in the West after adjusting for games played. In case you’ve forgotten, only the... Read more »