Archive for September 2011

Centering an Injury Storm. Blackhawks leave the UC banged and bruised.

Centering an Injury Storm. Blackhawks leave the UC banged and bruised.
The Blackhawks and Wings met in a game which had a little of everything last night. The Hawks prevailed in the end, despite being down 3-1 behind a bunch of prospects from the Detroit system. A lack of zoned coverage the culprit for the mid-game deficit. But, even worse than coverage issues, the Hawks left last nights game... Read more »

Blackhawks - Wings Recap: Shootout loss in Detroit.

Blackhawks - Wings Recap: Shootout loss in Detroit.
The Hawks fell to Detroit early Sunday evening, battling to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation and forcing a shootout. Unfortunately, a dazzling Bertuzzi shootout goal, and a follow up by Zetterberg were enough to surpass the 3 pucks that Brandon Pirri was able to put behind the goal line. Based on the earlier... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: 3 games into the Preseason.

Chicago Blackhawks: 3 games into the Preseason.
Just when you thought Stalberg was getting ready to pack his bags, he shows the reason SB and company have kept him around. Stals, and Saad had impressive nights in the Hawks preseason win over the Caps last night, but let us get to that a tad later. In recent news, a few prospects have... Read more »
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Jumping to Conclusions, a wrap of the Blackhawks loss to Edmonton.

Jumping to Conclusions, a wrap of the Blackhawks loss to Edmonton.
I feel more inclined to critique the coverage of last nights game rather than the actual game itself. Coming from a guy who watches 80% of his sports and movies online, it was less than a desirable example of such experiences. Can we at least make sure the link to get to the game is... Read more »

Blackhawks Kick Off: Preview.

Blackhawks Kick Off: Preview.
The Hawks will play the new seasons first game tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it is time. An item of great importance to myself is that the game, which will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (say that 3 times fast), will be streamed live exclusively on ChicagoBlackhawks.com starting at 8:00 pm. John Wiedeman and Troy... Read more »

Much Ado About Blackhawks Training Camp.

Much Ado About Blackhawks Training Camp.
Thousands of hopeful fans showed up to the United Center yesterday to watch what is essentially a practice. “The national anthem, everyone screaming, it’s 10 in the morning, it’s just  really impressive,” is what Steve Mantador had to say . Even Pat Foley had to remind everyone that the sold out crowd had showed up to a... Read more »
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Crisis, Opportunity or Both?

Well, I’m sure everybody has heard about Sharp by now. Three to four weeks for recovery means he is basically gone for the entirety of camp and possibly a bit of the season. Along with Kane’s issues, this isn’t great news for Sharp, the team or the fans. However, for the prospects, this has to... Read more »

Top Reasons I am excited about the 2011-12 Blackhawks season.

Top Reasons I am excited about the 2011-12 Blackhawks season.
Looking back 2 years into the Blackhawks franchise we see many things to be happy about. A Cup winning squad, olympic medals galore, and other misc trophies around every corner. It was a large leap above the preceding years of missed playoffs and down right terrible teams without home games televised in Chicago. I have... Read more »