Posts tagged "Stanley Cup"

Blackhawks have more at stake than a playoff berth

Blackhawks have more at stake than a playoff berth
The Hawks have been clinging to playoff life for what feels like the entire season. The stakes seem to only get higher with each game, with last night’s home loss to the Ducks being the most recent example. The loss resulted in the defending champions sliding to 8th place; that fact has been well-documented. What... Read more »

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 »

Morin sent to Rockford; Opening night roster coming into focus

The Blackhawks made a relatively surprising move earlier today by sending prospect Jeremy Morin to Rockford. Morin will start the season there but is likely the first option to be called up if needed. The underlying reason for sending him down, as usual, is the salary cap. With Nick Leddy on the roster to fill... Read more »
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Niemi awarded $2.75 million from arbitrator

The Blackhawks received some good news this afternoon when it was announced that goaltender Antti Niemi received a 1 year, 2.75 million dollar deal at arbitration. This number is much lower than what was expected, as many felt it would be closer to $3.5 mil.  As recently as Saturday morning, Hawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz shared... Read more »

Andrew Ladd's breathtaking pictures with the Stanley Cup

Andrew Ladd's breathtaking pictures with the Stanley Cup
If you haven’t seen these photos yet, it is an absolute must. Ladd brought the Cup to his home in British Columbia and took these unique photographs, courtesy of ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun and Sunny Pathok. I didn’t think anything would top this picture from Jonathan Toews’ day with the Cup, but Laddy may have just done... 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 »
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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 »