Posts tagged "San Jose Sharks"

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 »

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 »

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 »

Antti Niemi to sign with San Jose; Thanks Bill Zito

Antti Niemi has finally found himself a home.  After weeks of speculation regarding Niemi’s future, the Stanley Cup winning goaltender will reportedly sign with the San Jose Sharks for roughly $2 million. According to Nick Kypreos, the deal could be for only one year. Two million would be $750,000 less than his arbitration number with... Read more »

Hawks match Hjalmarsson offer sheet but still have work to do

At the conclusion of Prospect Camp this afternoon, Stan Bowman made an announcement that Blackhawks fans had been wanting to hear: Niklas Hjalmarsson isn’t going anywhere. Bowman admitted that the Sharks’ 4 year, 14 million dollar offer sheet was “unexpected”, but judging by the interview, the Hawks’ brass never had any doubts about matching it. ... Read more »

Hjalmarsson signs an offer sheet with San Jose

According to TSN, Hawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has signed an offer sheet with San Jose. The offer sheet is worth 14 million dollars over 4 years, which is a 3.5 million dollar cap hit. The Blackhawks have 7 days to match the offer and keep Hjalmarsson. If they don’t match the offer, Hjalmarsson becomes a... Read more »

Byfuglien making his case to be part of long-term core

I know this is an odd time to discuss the future, considering the Hawks are now one win away from heading to the Stanley Cup Finals. But regardless of what happens in the next few weeks, the Hawks still have major salary cap issues this offseason that will need to be addressed. In order for... Read more »

Your Chicago Blackhawks are two wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup.

Am I the only one that has been dreaming all season of watching the Stanley Cup Finals at the United Center? Scratch that; What about my whole life? With their 4-2 win in Game 2, the Hawks are now two wins away from giving us that opportunity.  Don’t mistake this for overconfidence; the Hawks still... Read more »

Niemi magnificent in Hawks' Game 1 win

I love going to games and everything, but can the Hawks play all of their playoff games on the road from now on? The Blackhawks continued their dominance away from the United Center, winning their sixth consecutive road game dating back to Game 4 against Nashville. Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien got the Hawks’ goals... Read more »

Hawks vs. Sharks: Western Conference Finals Preview and Schedule

So much for Olympic fatigue.   The two teams with the largest presence in the Vancouver Olympics have overcome tired legs and close calls in the first two rounds to meet in the Western Conference Finals.    The Sharks were pushed to the limit on numerous occasions in the first round against Colorado, and we... Read more »