Archive for May 2012

Oduya signing speaks louder than his cap hit.

Oduya signing speaks louder than his cap hit.
I have been sitting on this recent development to see what others were saying, and hopefully, to find the silver lining in it all. Fortunately for me, other bloggers have come out with their negative reactions first, which allows for me to be the calm mannered voice for a change. However, I’m not so sure... Read more »

How do you want your change? A ten, two fives or a five and five singles?

Well, since the bloviating has slowed over the holiday weekend, I thought I’d throw something up to annoy or otherwise entice people into into commenting. Undoubtedly, the roster is going to look different next year and the only real question is what approach will SB take. Rather then go player by player and discuss the... Read more »

A Critique on Patrick Kane.

A Critique on Patrick Kane.
I sort of wanted to start the player evaluations with Michael Frolik, because I think he might be the biggest question mark for the Blackhawks moving into the off-season. But, Patrick Kane is in the news right now, and well, has made himself a big question too. I also see a great comparison between the... Read more »
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Another response to Kane, Quenneville and the Blackhawks.

Another response to Kane, Quenneville and the Blackhawks.
Following up on some of my thoughts in the last post, and reacting to the mood around the subject of Chicago hockey these days, I felt the need to speak freely for a moment (not that I don’t do that all of the time). Second City Hockey was gracious enough to post a link to... Read more »

A few reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks are in trouble.

A few reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks are in trouble.
When Joel Quenneville felt the need to fire Mike Haviland, and then follow up with comments on the dysfunction of the coaching staff, you knew things were getting bad. It was nice to get some validation for critiquing the coaching for the past couple years, but this seemed even worse than my assessments felt. Then,... Read more »

Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland gets fired.

Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland gets fired.
We all asked for a change in coaching, and we got it. Too bad it was the wrong guy. The Chicago Blackhawks, and Quenneville decided on a fall guy, and surprise, it was not Q or his right hand. Nope, it was the person most likely to take Q’s job should the situation arise. Here... Read more »
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Looking towards the Future: Part 3, Cha-Changes.

Looking towards the Future: Part 3, Cha-Changes.
After blabbering for a few posts now, I am ready to put my opinions on the line and make my final suggestions. Of course, I realize that things are forever in flux, and the proper course will change as the team makes decisions. And, given that the Coyotes are a win away from the Conference Finals,... Read more »

Looking towards the future, Part 2: Keeping goals out of the net.

Looking towards the future, Part 2: Keeping goals out of the net.
Carrying on from where my thought pattern left off in the last post, I am trying, as many of you most likely are, to assimilate this year’s squad and pinpoint certain actions that I would like to see in the future. When doing this, I am no longer interested in what the Cup winning team resembled,... Read more »