Posts tagged "Detroit Red Wings"

Hawks would draw Anaheim with a win today (Playoff seed scenarios)

The dust has settled in the Western Conference playoff race and the Hawks can solidify the seedings with a win this afternoon at the United Center.  A win on Sunday means the Hawks travel to Anaheim to face Hart Trophy candidate Corey Perry and the Ducks in the first round of the playoffs. Unrealistic 24... Read more »

Numbers and notes heading into Circus Trip

With the Hawks about to begin their annual “Circus” road trip, now feels like a good time to evaluate how things have gone through 20 games of the 2010-2011 NHL season.  From a team standpoint, here is a cold dose of reality: the Hawks’ current record puts them in 13th place in the West if... Read more »

Blackhawks/NHL Prediction Time

With the puck set to drop in less than 24 hours, it’s time for some late predictions.  First for some Blackhawks individual predictions: Team leader in points: Patrick Kane (104). Kane has improved each year offensively and should find yet another level to his game this season. Very scary for the Western Conference if this... Read more »

Blackhawks fans 16th best in all of sports according to Forbes

According to research done by Forbes, the Chicago Blackhawks fanbase is among the best in the country. Forbes looked carefully at all four major sports and compiled a top-16 list. The list is as follows: Chicago Blackhawks Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Cardinals Dallas Cowboys San... Read more »

Hawks say goodbye to Niemi, hello to Turco

It has been speculated for weeks, and now it’s official. The Blackhawks have decided to walk away from Antti Niemi’s $2.75 million dollar salary and sign veteran goalie Marty Turco to a 1-year deal. Turco’s cap hit is reportedly very low in the $1.3 million dollar range. The Marty Turco era is underway in Chicago... Read more »

Hawks to open 2010-2011 home schedule vs. Detroit

While the full NHL schedule will not be released until tomorrow, tidbits of information are beginning to leak this afternoon regarding many of next year’s home openers. According to Blueland Blog, the Blackhawks’ first home game will be vs. the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, October 9th.  It will be poetic justice to see the... Read more »

Hawks are on the cusp, but must stay focused

The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from winning the Stanley Cup. Yes, those Chicago Blackhawks. The franchise that didn’t even send a beat reporter on the road half a decade ago. The one that was outdrawn by the Chicago Wolves. The one that was irrelevant four years ago and had Adrian Aucoin wearing the... Read more »

Hawks clinch Central

Clinch the division for the first time since Patrick Kane was 4 years old?  Check. Dominate the Flames (again) in front of a raucous home crowd?   Check. A three game winning streak, the team clicking on all cylinders, and goaltending (amazing, right?) leading the way?    Check, check, check. Yes, Hawk fans, all is... Read more »

Red Wings make statement in win at the United Center

The Detroit Red Wings are still scary, despite being in 8th place in the Western Conference standings.  They proved that this afternoon, beating the Blackhawks at the United Center, 5-4.  The 2nd period was eerily reminiscent of old Hawks-Wings games. I expected let downs like that when our best answer for their top line was... Read more »