Archive for October 2011

Despite Power-Play woes, the Blackhawks net 5 against the Predators.

Despite Power-Play woes, the Blackhawks net 5 against the Predators.
Question: Does Stalberg start the next game on the Toews line despite the return of Carcillo? Answer: Yes. Patrick Kane was the star of the night, netting 2 himself and setting up one while at it. If not for the stellar play of Pecka Rinne, it might have been a 3 goal, 2 assist night for... Read more »

Random Sample?

Well, ten games are on the books. Right now, the Hawks are 6-2-2 while last year after ten they were 5-4-1. As one of the more winded people on this site, I like to dissect and look for things I think are significant. And when that fails, I start pulling stuff outta my ass to... Read more »

Carcillo Suspension.

Carcillo Suspension.
In other news, something I should have included within the last post was the information about Carcillo’s suspension. It is the reason for his departure from the roster last night, and the reason we will not see him on Monday night either. Well, that and Stalberg deserves another look, but I digress. The question is whether or... Read more »
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Blackhawks win behind goals from Kruger, Stalberg, and Frolik.

Blackhawks win behind goals from Kruger, Stalberg, and Frolik.
The odds of being able to have a title like that in the future are about as likely as Q never dressing John Scott for another game. The odds of mentioning how Dave Bolland scored a breakaway shorty in a future post is worth putting money on. Really quick before I get to the positive... Read more »

The Blackhawks forget to show up in Carolina, lose 3-0.

The Blackhawks forget to show up in Carolina, lose 3-0.
Every player with the exception of Toews and Crawford forgot to board the plane heading to Carolina for the one and only matchup of the season between the Canes and Hawks. It was brutal to watch, but somehow CC and Captain Serious held the Canes to only 3 goals in what should have been a... Read more »

Good News, The Blackhawks win in a shootout.

Good News, The Blackhawks win in a shootout.
The Hawks proved that they do have a few tricks up their sleeves last night in a shootout win over the Ducks, who tend to be a mighty threat from time to time. The win brings about good news for a bunch of reasons. First, that the Hawks can score in a shootout. Second, that... Read more »
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Fowl intentions

Well, tonight should be a spirited contest between two teams looking for a rebound. To date, both teams have played seven games, but the Hawks have manged to pull out at least a point from two SO losses while the Ducks have outright lost three. I tend to get paranoid about talking smack about incoming... Read more »

The Avs Strike Back. Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 5.

The Avs Strike Back. Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 5.
  Just like with any great sequel, the 2nd matchup in as many days had plenty of excitement on both ends, ups and downs for the home team, and a triumphant comeback leading to a climax finish, only to see the good guys end up on the losing side of the equation. Perfect Empire form,... Read more »

Spin

Well the Hawks are back at home tonight after a short and sweet road trip. Going into Thursday night’s game, the Avs were absolutely on fire in that they had just returned from a road trip where they beat four teams currently out of playoff contention and the Maple Leafs. Both of the Avs losses... Read more »
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Battle Royale in Colorado. Blackhawks victorious!

Battle Royale in Colorado. Blackhawks victorious!
Now that is great hockey! If you missed it, find a recording and watch it, because this game had it all. Forgive me if I come off giddy, or incoherent; it is really late and that was quite entertaining hockey. First off,  Colorado is a really strong team. Their already impressive road stats prove so,... Read more »