Posts in category "daniel 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 »

Blackhawks' roster nearly set after busy weekend for Bowman

Blackhawks' roster nearly set after busy weekend for Bowman
As soon as the Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston, you know changes were coming…and quickly.  It only took six days for Stan Bowman to conduct a draft, re-sign Bryan Bickell, and trade Dave Bolland and Michael Frolik.  Five days later, former Hawks Viktor Stalberg and Ray Emery have new homes (Nashville and Philadephia,... 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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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 »

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 »
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Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win

Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win
The narrative has been out there since Jason Zucker’s OT winner crossed the goal line Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.  Players, coaches, media, fans have all been using the same theme to describe and explain the Hawks loss. “The Wild ‘wanted it’ more.” No.  The Wild executed their plan, and the Blackhawks didn’t. The Hawks held... Read more »

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville
It wasn’t always pretty, and for a while it was certainly in doubt, but the Blackhawks rallied in the 3rd period to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3, and became the first team in the NHL this season to clinch a playoff berth. While the Hawks and Predators exchanged leads, the 3rd period began tied 2-2.... 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 »