Archive for November 2013

Circus Trip Fatigue, The Blackhawks grab another 2 points in Dallas.

Circus Trip Fatigue, The Blackhawks grab another 2 points in Dallas.
Not that the Dallas Stars are anything to laugh at, but it seemed like we were watching the circus trip catch up to the Hawks last night. They just didn’t have the fire and edge we have seen lately. Give credit to the Stars, they played a tough and surprisingly quick game which could have... Read more »

Nail Biter, Blackhawks 3 - Flames 2.

Nail Biter, Blackhawks 3 - Flames 2.
This one was a nail biter throughout, starting with a Hawks barrage in the start in which they couldn’t find the net thanks to the Flames goaltender Reto Berra. Then, into a lack-luster 2nd period in which the Hawks ended the barrage, but still found some high quality chances and still couldn’t get the puck... Read more »

Oilers on short end of the measuring stick, Hawks win 5-1

This game had to be coming for the Hawks. Maybe it was the Oil for once who took this game for granted. Maybe the Hawks finally got tired of chasing a young team around that really isn’t that good. Whatever the reason, I kinda felt like this one was never in question. I mean, you... Read more »
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Needing Points, the Blackhawks grab 4 in the last 2 games.

Needing Points, the Blackhawks grab 4 in the last 2 games.
The Western Conference is beyond competitive right now. When considering that the 8th place team in the West would be tied for 1st in the East, yeah, it looks kind of ridiculous. Currently, the Hawks are 2nd in points within the league, trailing the Ducks by just 1 point. The Hawks have 2 fewer games... Read more »

The Avs best the Blackhawks 5-1.

The Avs best the Blackhawks 5-1.
Despite outshooting and significantly out playing the Avalanche for great lengths of time, the Hawks fell hard in Colorado last night. An early power-play that resulted in a lot of great chances, and a 1st period that saw the Hawks blast 17 shots on net should have resulted in a pleasing result, but it left... Read more »

Blackhawks Destroyed in Nashville 7-2.

Blackhawks Destroyed in Nashville 7-2.
That wasn’t a great way to welcome Versteeg back. Things didn’t look very good from the start, which began with the news that Hossa would sit this one out with a lower body injury. We knew that was coming eventually, especially given all of the ice he had been seeing lately. Didn’t expect it so... Read more »
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The Blackhawks shoot 52 pucks at Smith, gain the OT win and Versteeg.

The Blackhawks shoot 52 pucks at Smith, gain the OT win and Versteeg.
How is it possible to even talk about that game after hearing the news about the Kris Versteeg trade? Here we go, more on Versteeg in a minute (depending on how fast you read): The Yotes are a different team this year, which could get scary given the reasons they presented such a problem in... Read more »

The Blackhawks Won Their 6th in 7 games, Hooray!

The Blackhawks Won Their 6th in 7 games, Hooray!
The Blackhawks have not lost a game in 7 tries. This is good because their division is ridiculous right now, and gaining points seems to be that much more important even if it is only early November. The competition level has seemingly been raised by the likes of Colorado, St. Louis, Minnesota, Phoenix and San... Read more »

TCB, Hawks 4, Jets 1.

Well, that was a pretty dominant game and I never really felt that the Jets were in this one. Between take aways and outright puck possession, I think the Hawks had this one pretty well under control early on and basically never let up as the game wore on. No disrespect intended to the Jets,... Read more »
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16 Goals in 3 games, Hawks Blow the Jets away.

16 Goals in 3 games, Hawks Blow the Jets away.
It would seem that scoring is not a problem these days. Following my last post (sorry about the gap, this has been a rough and busy couple weeks), which tilted towards a slightly disappointed perspective on the Hawks start to the season, the team turned the corner on what had been a scoring problem and... Read more »