Archive for July 2011

Player Eval: Dave Bolland

Player Eval: Dave Bolland
I would like to evaluate some of the players who have already been sent packing, or who only played a few games before the season’s end, and I just might later, but likely not. Smith and even Kruger offer interesting perspectives, but there just isn’t much to go on. Even though I thought Johnson was... Read more »

Player Eval: Bryan Bickell

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Bryan Bickell has success written all over him. He is large, pretty fast when he wants to be, has good hands when he wants to, and a pretty wicked wrist shot. He seemed to carry that Big Buf mentality from time to time and even looked like a possible replacement for the big space shipped... Read more »

WWSBD? Order your bracelet in Chicago Blackhawks colors today!

Well actually, this is more of a what DID Stan Bow do discussion then anything else but like most things I type, it will probably veer off track several times. (disclaimer, there aren’t actually any bracelets available at this time) Certainly, this topic has been hit multiple times on different blogs and I’m probably not... Read more »
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Player Eval: Michael Frolik and we say goodbye to Chris Campoli during the process.

Player Eval: Michael Frolik and we say goodbye to Chris Campoli during the process.
Michael Frolik was signed to a 3 year deal totaling 7 million dollars in recent days. His signing was coupled with another signing of a lesser known player, D-man Sami Lepisto. The two of these deals seemed to spell the end of Chris Campoli in a Hawk’s uniform, and it turns out they did. The... Read more »

Player Eval: Viktor Stalberg and a little about the recent trades.

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Wow, feels like I haven’t posted in years. Sorry everyone, things have been busy, but now onto aplayer evaluation followed by some trade talk compliments of Kaner. Hopefully the video of Stalberg works (I haven’t posted any videos yet at this new platform). It illustrates just what can come out of his skills and talents.... Read more »

Player Eval: Brent Seabrook

Player Eval: Brent Seabrook
Saving the best for last, Seabrook is the last of the D-men to get an evaluation on this blog. No, I am not going to evaluate Cullimore, or Boynton, or even Hendry. The first 2 are not going to be showing up anymore, and I have my questions on wether or not Hendry will. With... Read more »
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You, are in my system, don't you, don't you, don't you know that

Apologies to the late Robert Palmer for appropriating that lyric. Anyway, I got to reading this little bit from SB on the Hawks NHL site and thought it might be worth a look, especially before discussing Q. http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=568769&navid=DL|CHI|home I thought it was interesting considering how much time we all spent last year discussing whether or... Read more »

Player Eval: Duncan Keith

Player Eval: Duncan Keith
Time heals all wounds (well most anyway) and since time has passed between the 2010-11 season of watching Keith put together the worst season he will ever have, I might go a bit easier on the guy. Which will be hard given that he looked more like that Duncan Donut guy who races Kaner Coffee... Read more »

The Blackhawks add some grit and age on Free Agent Day.

The Blackhawks add some grit and age on Free Agent Day.
The question is: Are the Hawks better than they were a few weeks ago? I am a little shocked that the Blackhawk’s website wasn’t booming with articles about the new high profile center that SB acquired on day one of hunting season. Everything rolling up to this day seemed to predict a big acquisition. Instead,... Read more »
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Player Eval: Niklas Hjalmarsson

Player Eval: Niklas Hjalmarsson
Before I get to the point of the first post at Puck PowWow’s new home, which would be an evaluation of Hjalmarsson’s 2010-2011 season, I wanted to share with everyone what Eddie ‘O’ said in reference to Brian Campbell recently. Eddie referred to Campbell by saying that he was merely a “serviceable” fifth D-man. In... Read more »