Archive for April 2012

The Chicago Blackhawks: Time to look towards the future, Part 1.

The Chicago Blackhawks: Time to look towards the future, Part 1.
Pardon any grammatical errors, as it has been a long week and an especially long night. This might be overdue by a few days, but I was enjoying reading the conversations going on in the last post, and the night with which the 2 defensive power-houses of Phoenix and Nashville square off seems like a... Read more »

Despite an inspiring performance, the Blackhawks say goodbye to the 2011-12 season.

Despite an inspiring performance, the Blackhawks say goodbye to the 2011-12 season.
This is a hard one to write. My fears began to materialize late in the 1st period as the Hawks poured everything they had on Smith, but it just wasn’t happening for them. The thoughts in everyone’s head before the series ended up finding a moment of reality for the Hawks; Mike Smith can single handedly... Read more »

The Blackhawks and Coyotes go to OT for the 5th straight game: But, this was different.

The Blackhawks and Coyotes go to OT for the 5th straight game: But, this was different.
Keeping in pattern with this series, the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes went to overtime for the 5th straight game. For the 5th straight game, the Hawks started out strong and the Yotes absorbed, leads were blown and a turnover with out of position D-men gave the Yotes a lead, and in familiar fashion the... Read more »
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Yotes 3 - Hawks 2, are we seeing a pattern?

When the Coyotes scored in the third, I started to leave the room to write this wrap; I had no doubt the game was over at that point. Before I could sit down to the computer to type, the Yotes had scored again. I texted someone in my family a message after the first period... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks fall in the UC and in the series to the Coyotes.

The Chicago Blackhawks fall in the UC and in the series to the Coyotes.
Make no question about it, the Blackhawks are losing this series because of their own doing. All of the terrible officiating aside, and even though it could have helped the Hawks get a win last night, because we all no how bad the calls were; the Hawks are getting beat to pucks, out muscled along... Read more »

Blackhawk's Andrew Shaw is suspended 3 games for his hit on Mike Smith!

Blackhawk's Andrew Shaw is suspended 3 games for his hit on Mike Smith!
I have lost all confidence and respect for the NHL and the authorities involved in handing out suspensions in this league. According to Shanahan, Shaw is guilty of charging, not attempting to avoid contact with Smith, and has no priors, but still deserves a 3 GAME! suspension. Come on, this is absolutely an abomination, especially given... Read more »
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The Chicago Blackhawks: Late heroics prove worthy of evening a playoff series.

The Chicago Blackhawks: Late heroics prove worthy of evening a playoff series.
Player of the game: Corey Crawford. Yes, in the midst of some very late and yet timely heroics from the boys in the offensive zone, who found a miracle in a bottle for the second game in a row, who showed that when the going gets tough and desperate, the talented get scoring; it was... Read more »

Yotes 3 - Hawks 2, NBC you still suck

Well, perhaps lucky for all of you, I missed basically all of the first period because the brain trust at NBC seems to feel that we must see some commercials and hear what Tim Thomas has to say after the game. You’re number one NBC (picture salute) I went back and looked at the video... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview.

Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview.
Lets get right to the this, shall we? You know the very first thing on everyone’s mind, and pretty much the same noise heard throughout the NHL is goaltending when deciding on a victor in this matchup. Somehow, the Hawks managed to find a team even worse than them with the man-advantage, taking one very... Read more »
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The Chicago Blackhawks positioned themselves well with a shootout win in Detroit.

The Chicago Blackhawks positioned themselves well with a shootout win in Detroit.
Excellent Smithers, . . . . Excellent. Everything is coming up Milhouse for the Chicago Blackhawks it would seem. With the end of the regular season coming with yesterday’s super early Detroit game, the Hawks now know exactly where they stand and who they will be playing, and I have to say that it just... Read more »