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Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado
This is certainly not the start the Blackhawks wanted to their annual circus trip.  Early on, it looked like the Hawks were going to put the upstart Avs in their place.  An absolutely dominant powerplay for the Hawks had Colorado chasing them around their zone, but an odd bounce off the boards changed the game... Read more »

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip
As the Blackhawks embark on their annual circus trip, I wanted to dump some of my random thoughts, for your reading pleasure. - First off…I’m excited for this trip.  The Hawks have a few matchups against opponents that intrigue. Tuesday, they face-off against their new divisional rival, the Colorado Avalanche, for the first time this... Read more »

Blackhawks roster set for opening night

Blackhawks roster set for opening night
While the Blackhawks haven’t announced it officially, their opening night roster appears to be set.  The last remaining piece was the battle for the all important 8th d-man spot between Mike Kostka and Ryan Stanton.  Stanton was claimed off waivers by Vancouver today, so I think it’s safe to say that Kostka won the job.... Read more »
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Kruger re-ups, no surgery for Hossa

Kruger re-ups, no surgery for Hossa
Friday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced they’ve agreed to terms with restricted free agent Marcus Kruger.  The center signed a two year deal, and will likely return to his role as 4th line center with the Blackhawks.  According to Capgeek.com, Kruger will carry an annual cap hit of $1,325,000. Kruger was the final piece of the NHL... Read more »

Blackhawks re-sign Bickell, trade Frolik and Bolland

Blackhawks re-sign Bickell, trade Frolik and Bolland
At Sunday’s NHL Draft, Stan Bowman made more moves than many GMs make in an entire summer.  He traded Stanley Cup hero Dave Bolland to Toronto for a 2nd round pick, a 4th round pick and another 4th in 2014.  Then, he traded Michael Frolik to Winnipeg for a 3rd round and 5th round pick.... Read more »

Quenneville has options if Toews can't play in Game 6

Quenneville has options if Toews can't play in Game 6
Saturday night in Chicago, the Blackhawks put together their most complete effort of the Stanley Cup Final so far.  There was no dominating period like in Game Two, but for close 60 minutes, the Hawks dictated play and remained aggressive.  In the end, the Hawks would take Game Five 3-1, and are now one win... Read more »
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Buckle up, Hawk fans...it's going to be a long series

Buckle up, Hawk fans...it's going to be a long series
It’s never easy to win a Stanley Cup. When the Blackhawks won it in 2010, maybe it seemed too easy.  That memorable season, the Hawks had their share of scares in the playoffs, but did it ever really feel like they wouldn’t win?  Not to me.  The Hawks were so much better, so much deeper... Read more »

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here
A lot of things are on my mind before tonight’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, so I’ll just go point to point and you can sort out my insane ramblings. -  I don’t like the fact that Brandon Bollig is in the lineup over Viktor Stalberg.  I know Stalberg hasn’t exactly set the... Read more »

Where's the swagger, Hawk fans?

Where's the swagger, Hawk fans?
After last night’s 4-3 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings, the Chicago Blackhawks are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in four seasons. Let’s recap the 2013 season : The Blackhawks won the President’s Trophy for best record in the league.  In fact, had the season not been shortened by... Read more »
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Hawks drop Game 3 in LA

Hawks drop Game 3 in LA
Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings team everyone expected showed up, and they skated away with a 3-1 victory.  The Kings played the Hawks physically, pressuring their D and forcing turnovers early.  They also got the Hawks off their games in the 2nd period.  Patrick Sharp took two frustration penalties, and Duncan Keith earned himself... Read more »