Posts in category "edmonton oilers"

Parise, Suter choose Minnesota - Bowman on to Plan B

Parise, Suter choose Minnesota - Bowman on to Plan B
Wednesday morning, the two biggest free agent prizes in the NHL brought their talents to to Twin Cities.  Forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter both signed identical 13 year, $98 million deals with the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks made offers to both players, and according to ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun, were “close” on Parise. So... Read more »

Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter

Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter
In last night’s 8-4 loss to the “mighty” Edmonton Oilers, a lot of things went wrong for the Blackhawks.  Once again, the defense was standing around watching Oilers parked in front of the Hawks’ net.  When they did actually try do disrupt a play, it was with a weak poke check.  The forwards stopped backchecking... Read more »

My challenge to the Blackhawks

My challenge to the Blackhawks
The Blackhawks have two games in two nights beginning tonight in Edmonton, and tomorrow in Calgary. Here’s a challenge for the Hawks:  60 minutes.  That’s it.  Give us ONE GAME with a complete 60 minute effort.  It’s been 51 games, and we’re still waiting. No one could have expected the kind of first period the... Read more »
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NHL suspends Carcillo for 7 games

NHL suspends Carcillo for 7 games
Wednesday night, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations and Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced that Blackhawks’ forward Daniel Carcillo will be suspended for seven games for his hit on Edmonton defenseman Tom Gilbert. In the suspension video, Shanahan clearly explains why the decision was reached, including the facts that Carcillo was a repeat offender, and... Read more »

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals
Late last night, the NHL’s Board of Directors voted in to action a brand new NHL alignment.  The 30 teams will be divided into four (yet unnamed) conferences. Conference A : Anaheim, Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver Conference B : Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg Conference C... Read more »

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon
Last night’s 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers will surely have a lot of Hawk fans panicked and confused this morning.  “How can a Cup contender lose to doze bums?”  “I don’t tink dis Jimmy Toews guy is any good.”  “I can’t believe they let that soup guy leave!” Relax. The Hawks iced a lineup... Read more »
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Blackhawks fail to address main need at trade deadline

Yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Campoli.  While Campoli certainly makes the Hawks better, the team’s biggest need was a penalty killing, physical defenseman.    Let’s check out the scouting report: ASSETS: Is extremely mobile and very polished when in possession of the puck. Can make up for his mistakes with his... Read more »

Trading Seabrook would be a huge mistake for Hawks

The internet was hopping last night with Brent Seabrook trade rumors. It all started when Roger Millions, a reporter with Rogers Sportnet in Canada, said that sources are indicating that Seabrook could be moved to the Edmonton Oilers as early as tonight.   While I agree it’s time for the Blackhawks to make a move,... Read more »