Posts in category "dave bolland"

Return of the Rat

Return of the Rat
Moments after Dave Bolland’s Stanley Cup winning goal flew past Tuukka Rask last summer, I found myself thinking, “What a way to go out…a Stanley Cup hero.”  Maybe it took Bolland a little more time than it took me to realize that the biggest goal he’ll ever score could be his last as a Chicago... 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 »

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 »
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All By Myself : My Game Six Experience

All By Myself : My Game Six Experience
No Blackhawk fan will ever forget where they were June 24th, 2013…the night the Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup Championship in four seasons. Maybe you were one of the fortunate souls at the Garden in Boston, like my 670 The Score compatriots Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel.  Perhaps you were arm and arm with... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Blackhawks take Game 1 in nearly flawless fashion

Blackhawks take Game 1 in nearly flawless fashion
That’s how it’s done, folks. From the opening puck drop to the final horn, the Chicago Blackhawks absolutely dominated the Los Angeles Kings, and now hold a 1 game to nothing lead in the Western Conference Finals. The Hawks opened the game with a 9-0 shot advantage.  By the time the smoke cleared, they had... Read more »
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7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks

7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks
As I sit here, nervously awaiting the start of Game 7, I find myself wavering between total confidence and extreme fear and panic.  One moment, I’m convinced the Hawks are incapable of losing at home, in a Game 7, to their hated rivals.  The next, I think back to all the times the Red Wings... Read more »