Posts in category "Dan Carcillo"

Blackhawks trade Carcillo, Chicago shrugs

Blackhawks trade Carcillo, Chicago shrugs
When the Blackhawks signed Daniel Carcillo in July of 2011, I liked the deal.  I thought Carcillo could be a nice change of pace to the Hawks finesse lineup, and could play on all four lines.  While his time here was hardly memorable, it was certainly disappointing.  He only appeared in 51 regular season game.... 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 »

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 »
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Red Wings take series lead with 3-1 win over Hawks

Red Wings take series lead with 3-1 win over Hawks
Over the next 48 hours, you, the Blackhawk fan, are going to hear a number of common themes.  Desire, hustle, TWTW, and intimidation.  These were the words infecting my Twitter feed like a zombie-fied strain of the the Bird Flu sprinkled with a little SARS and Mad Cow.  None of these narratives are accurate or... Read more »

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry
Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.  Before we were “dating”, we were just new friends who both loved the Blackhawks.  We had never been able to find anyone to tag along to games with us before we knew each other, so we’d often go alone.  When we met,... Read more »

Random Trade Deadline Musings

Random Trade Deadline Musings
This is my favorite time of the hockey season.  For whatever reason, the trade deadline frenzy has always excited me as a hockey fan.  I remember, back in the day, I’d be in front of two computers, tuned in to Canadian radio, and parked in front of the TV for hours, just waiting to hear... Read more »
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Kane's heroics extend Hawks streak to 22

Kane's heroics extend Hawks streak to 22
I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “Never in doubt.”  Of course, typically when people use that phrase, whatever they’re referring to was certainly in doubt, and there was a large level of stress before the positive result manifested itself.  When I said it to my wife after today’s Blackhawks win, for the first time, I... Read more »

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season
Now that the ugliness of the lockout is behind us, I’ve been spending most of my day (and NHL 13 video game season) contemplating how the 2013-13 (heh) Blackhawks will look and what we can expect from the season. - I’m concerned about the top six.  Yes, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Patrick... Read more »

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition
It’s that time of year again.  Yep…late July, where nothing is happening on Planet Blackhawk.  That means that blog ideas are few and far between.  With that in mind, I asked my Twitter followers to send in some questions.  Here they are, in all their uncensored glory. Paul Z : “How tight is the leash... Read more »
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Bettman reduces Torres' suspension four games

Bettman reduces Torres' suspension four games
Everyone remembers Raffi Torres’ dirty head shot on Marian Hossa in last season’s playoff game.  After the hit, many hockey fans and observers questioned whether Brendan Shanahan and company would have the guts to do the right thing, and hand out a lengthy suspension.  They delivered, and suspended Torres for 25 games. The Coyotes played 13 more... Read more »