Posts tagged "Patrick Kane"

Hawks Showing Early Signs of Dominance

There are more ups and downs in an NHL season than probably any professional sport, so discussing season-long implications after six games may seem silly. I don’t care. These Hawks pass the eye test, and there are numbers to back it up. There are already examples separating this year’s team from the 10-11 version. The... Read more »

Patrick Kane: Caught drunk on camera again

Remember earlier this week when Pat Kane missed multiple practice with “flu-like symptoms”? Turns out it was more the Brown Bottle Flu than anything else, as Deadspin broke a story moments ago that reveals pictures of Kane closing down Chicago bars on Sunday evening.  This photo…well…there’s not a lot to say I tend to stick... 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 »
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Toews out 2 weeks with shoulder injury

Joel Quenneville confirmed at the team’s Wednesday practice that captain Jonathan Toews would miss “a couple of weeks” with a shoulder injury suffered in the first period of the Hawks’ Tuesday night loss in St. Louis. The injury comes at an inopportune time; the Hawks have a busy January schedule with seven games between January... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Blackhawks Blog: Hawks lose 4th straight at home; disturbing trends continue

When the Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead against Phoenix on Wednesday night, all signs pointed toward a victory. The Hawks were controlling the tempo, moving the puck, and getting quality chances. Add the fact that Phoenix was 0-5-2 when giving up the first goal and it looked like a gift-wrapped, much needed Blackhawks win. Unfortunately,... Read more »

As Bolland goes, so go the Hawks?

Much has been made about the impact Brian Campbell’s absence has had on the Blackhawks during this young season. He eats big minutes, moves the puck, and skates through opponents’ neutral zone traps better than any other defenseman on the roster. While the Hawks certainly miss Campbell, are they missing production from somebody IN the... Read more »

Hossa, Hawks steal two points from Blues

I mentioned in my last blog that “some would suggest” Marian Hossa (and Patrick Sharp) have been single handedly winning games for the Blackhawks. On Monday night, there was no question. The Hawks as a collective unit were average from start to finish against St. Louis on Monday night and still came away with a... Read more »
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Reality check: Sloppy, injured, out-of-sync Hawks are 3-2-1

There have been glaring weaknesses in this new Blackhawks team through six games.  The defense has been suspect, opponent shots on goal totals have been way too high, and too few players have developed any type of chemistry or consistency. Individually, there have been a few disappointing moments: New goaltender Marty Turco hasn’t been on... Read more »