Archive for January 2013

It Was Sweet While it Lasted: Hawks 2-Wild 3 in Shootout Loss.

It Was Sweet While it Lasted: Hawks 2-Wild 3 in Shootout Loss.
And the streak comes to an end. I guess nothing can last forever, and the Blackhawks still managed a point, so there ya go. I missed much of the first half to work responsibilities, which is good considering it was the weaker half of the Hawks performance. I just have some points I want to... Read more »

A Hard Earned Record Setting Victory.

A Hard Earned Record Setting Victory.
It was anything but pretty, as has been the case with so many NHL games thus far in this shortened and rushed season, but in the end, it was as sweet, if not sweeter than any other regular season victory before it. The Blackhawks had beaten an old time rival, securing a place among the... Read more »

A Little Luck Never Hurts: Blackhawks Improve to 5-0 in Columbus.

A Little Luck Never Hurts: Blackhawks Improve to 5-0 in Columbus.
Luck can be the sign of a good team. You can’t survive on luck alone, but when everything else is working well, it might find you to keep things running. I recall having a teammate who was called lucky. The truth was, he always put himself in a position to get lucky and rack up... Read more »
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The Special Teams Help the Blackhawks in a Special Start to the Season.

The Special Teams Help the Blackhawks in a Special Start to the Season.
The Blackhawks now have 6 power-play goals on the season, after scoring 3 of them in last night’s odd contest with the Dallas Stars. These 3 goals have allowed the Hawks to progress to a 4-0 winning streak, which suggests some very positive things, given that the last time they started a season so well,... Read more »

What were you doing in 1972-73?

Hopefully you were watching the Black Hawks (as opposed to today’s Blackhawks) get off to a 3-0 start. Were the Hawks on channel 44 back then? Given that I was five at the time, I have no idea. Had they not put that stat up on the screen tonight, I would have had no idea... Read more »

Unconventional Hockey Serves the Blackhawks Well in Win against the Coyotes.

Unconventional Hockey Serves the Blackhawks Well in Win against the Coyotes.
In 2 days the Chicago Blackhawks have posted 11 goals against 2 elite goaltenders in the NHL. As was the case with the win in LA, the 6-4 win against the Phoenix Coyotes is exciting, starts to get our hopes up, shows a lot of promise for this current roster, and it is still too... Read more »
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A Good Start to the Season, Blackhawks 5 - 2 over the Kings.

A Good Start to the Season, Blackhawks 5 - 2 over the Kings.
That was pretty much the best start you could have hoped for from the Hawks, and against the defending champions no less. Let’s try to not be overly analytical about this one, since ┬áit was obvious true NHL hockey will take a little longer to get back to true form. Still, the Hawks won in... Read more »

What Does the Shortened Season Mean for the Blackhawks?

What Does the Shortened Season Mean for the Blackhawks?
One thing we can be sure of, is that it will be even harder to make predictions this year. The shortened season is somewhat of a wildcard thrown into the mix of an already difficult outcome to predict. But, are there teams that will benefit most from this season, and others who are doomed from... Read more »

Blackhawks Season Preview.

Blackhawks Season Preview.
With the season officially scheduled and committed to, the game is finally on. Now what? Our attention can now turn to our 2013 roster, and the challenges that await them. Getting the roster squared away as quickly as possible is made even more pressing given that the Hawks begin the season with 8 of the... Read more »
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Let's Get This Season Going, Puck Drops on Jan 19th.

Let's Get This Season Going, Puck Drops on Jan 19th.
Before we get to having the normal types of conversations about hockey, I have this one last rant: Even though the price was wrong, the NHLPA eventually caved to playing for terms that didn’t seem too much like a compromise. Sure, there was some negotiating at the end to find a middle ground, but on... Read more »