Archive for January 2012

The Hawks add depth with center Brendan Morrison.

The Hawks add depth with center Brendan Morrison.
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a seasoned, tested, and versatile center today, when they traded minor-league defenseman Brian Connelly in exchange for Brendan Morrison of the Calgary Flames. A 14 year NHL veteran, Morrison seems like he just might be a pretty good fit. He is a top 6 guy, logs a good deal of PK... Read more »

Allstar break conversation: How simplicity could help the Chicago Blackhawks.

Allstar break conversation: How simplicity could help the Chicago Blackhawks.
Simplified approaches lead to balanced efforts by the Hawks. We saw what it can do in the win column only a few games ago, and then we saw how it can destroy the Hawks in the last 2. A common complaint amongst the Hawks blogosphere and media alike has been the inconsistent efforts of the... Read more »

It's the little things that kill: Chicago Blackhawks 1, Nashville Predators 3.

It's the little things that kill: Chicago Blackhawks 1, Nashville Predators 3.
The Hawks had a ton of rookies out there last night. They were missing their top 2 scorers and pretty much their soul in Toews. Frolik was scratched, and Bickell was in. Instead of playing the more solid goaltender, Q decided to go with Crawford. A move that Edzo and Folley referred to as a... Read more »
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Toews out, Pirri in.

The Blackhawks placed Toews on IR today and recalled Brandon Pirri from Rockford for tonight’s rematch against the Predators. BTW, did you know that Pirri is leading the Ice Hogs in scoring? While it is hard to imagine the Hawks playing without their #1 guy, it hurts even more against the Preds, and even more... Read more »

A Nashville beating: Chicago Blackhawks 2, the Nashville Predators 5.

A Nashville beating: Chicago Blackhawks 2, the Nashville Predators 5.
Within the first 5 minutes it looked pretty bad for the Chicago Blackhawks. It is pretty safe to say that if a team has a weakness, Trotz will expose it and then hammer that team into the ground. The Predators are not exactly oozing out the sides with talent, but he knows how to use... Read more »

Balance, and concentration Danielson: Blackhawks 3, Panthers 1. Prelude to a bigger game.

Balance, and concentration Danielson: Blackhawks 3, Panthers 1. Prelude to a bigger game.
Now that was some well balanced puck. In what can only be described as an all around effort, and well maintained game, the Chicago Blackhhawks cruised into a 3-1 win over the Florida Pantherhawks on a stormy winter night. Im sure most everyone was wishing this game was played in Florida, where the weather would... Read more »
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Youthful Energy: How the Hawks can survive without Sharp.

Youthful Energy: How the Hawks can survive without Sharp.
The situation was looking to be a bit bleak once Patrick Sharp suffered an injury that would sideline him for up to 4 weeks. We are all kean on what his scroing capabilities mean to the Hawks, and as maybe one of the best at finishing on the power-play, the Hawks were looking at diving even... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2. Pre-post.

Chicago Blackhawks beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2. Pre-post.
Hello everyone. I had a late night and won’t find enough time to put a post up until later in the day, so I thought a little preview might be nice. The Hawks had a pretty solid win last night. Among some topics to talk about are secondary scoring, why Bolland is so good at... Read more »

Turnabout's fair play - Hawks 4, Sharks 3

Turnabout's fair play - Hawks 4, Sharks 3
Well, in all the ways the Blackhawks may have been outplayed Saturday against Detroit, tonight's game against the Sharks saw a complete effort from the Hawks in limiting the league's highest shooting team to 24 shots, and more importantly, earning a big win. Though the game came down to the final moments of a 6-on-4 power play for San Jose, the final tally wasn't fully representative of what transpired. San Jose entered the game having gone 6-0-1 since January 1st, but it was the Hawks who came out looking unbeatable. They took the play in the 1st, and entered intermission with a 2-0 lead on goals by Dave Bolland and Viktor Stalberg. After the Sharks grabbed two goals in :26 seconds early in the 2nd to tie the game, Joel Quenneville wisely used his timeout, righted the troops and Jonathon Toews took advantage of an Antti Niemi miscue to make it 3-2. In the third, the hard work of Andrew Shaw pushed the lead to 4-2, and after the Sharks made it a one-goal game with 5 minutes left, Chicago shut the door.  ...
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A Telling Story in the Shots: Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 3 in OT.

A Telling Story in the Shots: Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 3 in OT.
Here are the shot totals for this game: In the 1st period Detroit had a whopping 21 shots on net, to the Chicago Blackhawks 4. The 2nd period was boring in comparison to the others, with both teams basically evening out. The 3rd showed the Hawks with 16 to the Wings 5, but the Hawks... Read more »