Archive for August 2011

While we are talking about Blackhawks Depth (this title is a link).

I noticed something while perusing the Blackhawks website recently, the Depth Chart. A chart that showcases what looks to be your 2011-2012 roster line-up and line-combinations. Depth has been a topic of mucho discussion these past few weeks, as in: the Hawks have depth again, yay! So discussing it makes a lot of sense. However,... Read more »

Are we overlooking new Blackhawk, "Ocho-Cinco" Olesz?

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Number 85, Rostislav Olesz might be a diamond in the rough, and the lack of consideration for what he might bring to┬áthe Chicago Blackhawks is worth examining a bit more than has already been critiqued. Drafted 7th overall in 2004 by the Panthers, Olesz never quite lived up to the expectations set by the Florida... Read more »

Regarding Dan Carcillo.

Regarding Dan Carcillo.
Dan Carcillo’s reputation proceeds him. It is a reputation that is firmly planted in the recent memory of Blackhawks fans everywhere. Upon the news of his signing with the Hawks, a great swell of mixed emotions began festering and ended in a definite conclusion of doubt for many of us. Is this a good move?... Read more »
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"Behind the Bench," an evaluation of Joel Quenneville

"Behind the Bench," an evaluation of Joel Quenneville
My rants throughout his tenure with the Hawks have left little to the imagination on my feelings surrounding Joel Quenneville as the head coach. I realize that there may be some instances where I assumed too much, or was maybe biased to the situation at hand. Lets face it, there is a lot we just... Read more »

Player Eval: Jonathan Toews

Player Eval: Jonathan Toews
Coming off of a tremendous year, very few have had better, it was pretty darn obvious that there was nowhere for Jonathan Toews to go but down heading into the 2010-11 season. Captain Marvel, Serious, Awesome, or maybe you prefer Tazer (don’t taze me bro); whatever you want to call him, Toews had accomplished in... Read more »

Player Eval: Patrick Kane

Player Eval: Patrick Kane
What can be said that hasn’t already been said about Patrick Kane? Kaner builds more talk off the ice than he does while actually playing hockey, which is pretty difficult for a guy packing the skills he does and especially considering that he won a Stanley Cup by the age of 21 which included the... Read more »
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Patrick Sharp agrees to terms with the Hawks: Player Eval

Patrick Sharp agrees to terms with the Hawks: Player Eval
What a great time to sit back and evaluate Mr. Sharp. As of now, Patrick will be a Hawk for the next 6 seasons earning somewhere around $5.9 mil a year starting in the 2012-13 season. You might be doing a double take after noticing that price-tag, I sure did until remembering just what Sharp... Read more »

Player Eval: Marian Hossa

Player Eval: Marian Hossa
I can hear the chant in the distance, “He will do better next year, He will do better next year, He will do better next year.” I have personally never been a fan of Hossa’s signing, but more for reasons involving the loss of Havlat than because of Hossa himself. I made jokes about how... Read more »