Posts in category "Headshots"

Keith's one-game game suspension justified

Wednesday, the NHL suspended Duncan Keith for one game after his irresponsible, selfish, and reckless high stick on Jeff Carter. Watch Brendan Shanahan’s explanation below. I’ll meet you underneath. I’m going to ask everyone reading this blog to take off their Blackhawk hats for a second. Put down the red and black pom poms for... 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 »

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 »
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There Might Not Be Blood

There Might Not Be Blood
Tonight’s the night.  Bloodthirsty Blackhawk fans have been looking forward to the “Raffi Torres revenge game” since that fateful night last spring when Torres injured Marian Hossa.  Callers to the Score along with the Twitter / Facebook folks are licking their chops at the impending demise of the Coyotes’ winger. Well, I think those fans... Read more »

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 »

Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List

Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List
Truth be told, I’ve been trying to write this blog for some time.  The opening of free agency in the NHL is Christmas in July for me.  I get extremely excited, and spend all of July 1st online, watching NHL Network, or on Twitter. So why the delay?  Easy.  The impending trade of Niklas Hjalmarsson... Read more »
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Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time
Tonight, Andrew Shaw returns to the Blackhawks’ lineup for the first time since Game 2.  He collided with Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith in the second period.  For his actions, he was suspended for three games…missing Games 3, 4, and 5. So what does Shaw’s return mean for the Hawks? While Shaw will never be confused... Read more »

Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks

Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks
Hawks nation is angry.  (Most of) the hockey world is angry.  Today on the 670 the Score, the common theme of the callers was “revenge.”  What Raffi Torres did is inexcusable…especially for a guy with such a record of dirty play and outright disregard for his opponents or their well being.  He’s a bad guy,... Read more »

Shaw suspended three games by Shanahan, NHL

Shaw suspended three games by Shanahan, NHL
After 24 hours of waiting, Andrew Shaw finally learned his fate.  Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s Senior VP of Player Safety and Hockey Operations, announced a three game suspension for the ‘Hawks’ winger, following his hit on Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith. If you feel the suspension is excessive, you certainly aren’t alone.  Most observers agree that... Read more »
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TSN's McKenzie - Sedin injured, Keith ruling likely Friday

TSN's McKenzie - Sedin injured, Keith ruling likely Friday
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Daniel Sedin will miss the Canucks’ game tonight in Dallas.  In fact, the Canucks have sent Sedin back to Vancouver to meet with a “specialist” for treatment. The fact that Sedin is indeed injured likely means a bigger suspension for Duncan Keith, but McKenzie says there likely won’t be a... Read more »