Posts tagged "NHL"

Realizing the Magnitude of Tonight's Game

It feels like the Blackhawks have been through it all since Wirtz kicked the bucket in October 2007, yet they find themselves in unfamiliar territory tonight. It’s 60 minutes for all the marbles. Game seven. Just saying those two words brings on a feeling of intensity and relentlessness. In hockey especially, Game seven means a... Read more »

Blackhawks Blog: Staggering Numbers Behind the Canucks' Season

The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves in unfamiliar territory this Spring. For the first time since May of 2009, they are heavy underdogs in a playoff series. It’s the 1 vs. 8 matchup after all, and while nobody would consider our Hawks an unworthy playoff team, they fall behind their opponent in nearly every measurable category.... Read more »

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 »
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Final Blackhawks Playoff Scenarios

For those wondering, here is the final “what if” postseason situation for the Hawks heading into their regular season finale on Sunday.  Let it be known first that the Hawks could technically finish anywhere between 5th and 9th place. That is remarkable with only one game to go. Missing the playoffs with 97 points would... Read more »

Blackhawks Rumor Mill: Seabrook to Edmonton?

In the wake of last night’s loss to the Flames, many fans demanded a roster shake-up immediately. I’m not sure that trading one of the team’s franchise defensemen is what those folks had in mind, but rumors centered on such a deal are swirling in Edmonton. According to Sportsnet’s Roger Millions, sources indicate that the... Read more »

Second half outlook: Hawks' record is a statistical anomaly

Second half outlook: Hawks' record is a statistical anomaly
The great thing about an 82-game season is its large sample size.  While a 5 or 6 game stretch could bring out the worst in a team, there is always an opportunity to bounce back and prove that a certain portion of the season was the exception to the rule.  With 31 games yet to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Hossa, Boynton collide at practice; Hossa helped off the ice

Things are trending in the right direction for the Blackhawks as they just finished a 4-2 circus trip, but the good vibes may have taken a big hit at practice on Monday morning. According to several Twitter sources, including the Tribune’s Chris Kuc, Marian Hossa was helped off the ice after a collision with defenseman... Read more »
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Blackhawks Blog: Black Wednesday Memories

Twenty-somethings across America often have one goal on Thanksgiving eve, and that’s to turn “Black Wednesday” into something that resembles “Blackout Wednesday.”  It is the biggest bar night of the year and the one time where (almost) nobody has work the next morning. Why not have a drink (or twelve) when the only thing to... Read more »