Posts in category "Corey Crawford"

Crawford shines in Dallas

Crawford shines in Dallas
What a difference a game off can make, huh?  Corey Crawford, who had appeared in 15 consecutive games for the Blackhawks, finally got a night off this week.  When he returned to the goal Friday night in Dallas, he looked refreshed and refocused, stopping 28 of 29 shots.  If that wasn’t enough, he stood tall... Read more »

Raanta passes first test

Raanta passes first test
In my other life, I’m the Executive Producer of the Spiegel and Holmes Show on 670 The Score.  On the show, we have a system called TCL, or Team Concern Level.  Once a week, we update the listeners on where our TCL is for each Chicago team.  For instance, with Derrick Rose out for the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Red Light District Mailbag Vol. 1

Red Light District Mailbag Vol. 1
Every now and again, I appeal to the Blackhawks fans in my Twitter universe to stuff my bag with queries.  Here are some of the questions from the Twitter and email machines. Joe from Rockford - “How good can Brandon Saad be?  He’s been on of the best and most consistent Hawks all season long.”... Read more »

Congrats Hawks fans, you have arrived

Congrats Hawks fans, you have arrived
Tuesday night was a celebration.  A celebration of the resurrection of a dead franchise.  A celebration of a champion.  A celebration of a potential dynasty.  The Blackhawks banner raising ceremony was perfectly done, and the Blackhawks’ exhilarating 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals was the perfect cherry on the sundae. Yet, some people still aren’t... Read more »
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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 »

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri
When training camp opened for the Blackhawks earlier this month, Brandon Pirri was the favorite for the ever elusive second line center job.  Now, everyone’s offseason favorite has become a camp casualty. Saturday night, the Blackhawks set their roster to 24, and Pirri was one of the cuts.  Jeremy Morin and Antti Raanta were the... Read more »

Blackhawks sign Crawford to new 6-year, $36 million deal

Blackhawks sign Crawford to new 6-year, $36 million deal
Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they have reached a deal on a six-year, $36 million contract with goaltender Corey Crawford.  Beginning in the 2014-15, Crawford will carry an annual salary cap hit of $6 million per season. If your first reaction was “six years?”, you’re not alone. Those were my first words when I awoke... Read more »
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6 Blackhawks among NHL 14's Top 50

With the release of EA Sports’ annual NHL video game right around the corner, the sports gaming giant has released their top 50 players for this season’s edition. Let’s take a look at which Hawks made the cut, and which were left out. ~~ALL IMAGES PROPERTY OF EASPORTS. Click on photos for full size view~~... Read more »