Posts in category "dustin byfuglien"

Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime

Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime
As a life long Chicago sports fan, I’ve seen my share of big moments.  When the Bears won Super Bowl XX, I had just turned 8 years old.  I have memories of that season, but those guys were more superheroes to me than athletes, than humans.  The Bulls championships were always cool, but basketball was... Read more »

Big Buff is...uh...big

Big Buff is...uh...big
Look…I’m not a guy in any kind of shape to be criticizing anyone’s weight.  I’m a chubby man…slimming at the moment…but still far too overweight.  However, I’m not an NHL defenseman, and I’m not making $5.2 million a season. Winnipeg defenseman (and former Blackhawk) Dustin Byfuglien, who has struggled with weight during his entire career, was photographed... Read more »

Blackhawks add skill, grit in 2012 draft

Blackhawks add skill, grit in 2012 draft
Friday and Saturday, the NHL held it’s annual entry draft in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Blackhawks made eight selections over the seven rounds.  Here’s a look at who they picked, and how they might project for the team in the future. 1st Round – 18th Overall Teuvo Teravainen – LW 9/11/1994 Finland – Jokerit 5-11 165... Read more »
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Dudley joins Bergevin in Montreal

Dudley joins Bergevin in Montreal
Former Blackhawks Assistant GM Rick Dudley has agreed to join the Montreal Canadiens as their Assistant GM. Most recently, Dudley was the Director of Player Personnel for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In joining the Canadiens, he will work along side current Habs GM Marc Bergevin, who served as the Hawks Assistant GM last season. Dudley left... Read more »

Despite Carcillo's spotlight, Brunette key to Blackhawks' success

Despite Carcillo's spotlight, Brunette key to Blackhawks' success
Monday, the Blackhawks introduced two of their key offseason additions, Dan Carcillo and Andrew Brunette, to the media.  While Carcillo got most of the attention of the beat writers, bloggers, and talk show hosts in Chicago, Brunette will likely be the most important, and arguably the most valuable addition to the Blackhawks’ roster this season.... Read more »

Blackhawks Offseason Mailbag Vol. 1

Blackhawks Offseason Mailbag Vol. 1
With things a little slow in Blackhawks land right now, I thought I’d take some time and answer a few email / facebook questions.  I’ll try to do a few of these before the season begins, and one every month during the season.  If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition, send... Read more »
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Hockey is here again! A Blackhawks training camp preview

Lalonde could be the surprise of camp
Can you believe it’s hockey season again?  The Blackhawks hosted their training camp festival this weekend, including a practice in front of a STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd.  Yes…a standing room only practice.  Tonight, the Blackhawks begin their preseason in Winnepeg vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Typically, elite NHL teams don’t worry too much about preseason hockey,... Read more »

Hawks deal Byfuglien, Eager, and Sopel to Atlanta

It’s a day we all knew was coming.  The Hawks are in cap hell, and people had to go.  Well, the first chips have fallen today. The Blackhawks have dealt Dustin Byfuglein, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu to Atlanta in exchange for the 24th overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the... Read more »

Remember When, Hawk fans?

I never thought I’d be at such a loss for words in my life.  You’d think for a lifelong Blackhawk fan, writing a blog after they win the Stanley Cup would be easy.  It’s not.  As I found myself thinking about what to write, and what to say, my mind kept scanning the last decade... Read more »
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How the "1" will be won

The Blackhawks have won 67 games this season.  52 in the regular season, 15 in the playoffs, but none of them matter except #68.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last few days, the Hawks are one win away from clinching their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Hopefully by the end of the... Read more »