Posts in category "Jamal mayers"

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 »

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 »

All roads lead to trading Stalberg

All roads lead to trading Stalberg
With the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Blackhawks are rumored to be in on a number of players. A second line center is the number one need.  Also, when Jarome Iginla lists you as one of the teams he’s be willing to accept a trade to, you have to kick the tires.... Read more »
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Toews' fight with Thornton dangerous and unnecessary

Toews' fight with Thornton dangerous and unnecessary
In his five plus seasons as a Blackhawk, there has been very little, if anything,  to criticize about Jonathan Toews.  Since his arrival in 2007, he’s been everything a fan, coach, or teammate could want in a player.  He remains the best all around and most important player on the team, and perhaps one of... Read more »

After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West

After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West
If you blinked, you missed a lot of the action.  I had to rewind Andrew Shaw’s goal while Tweeting after Michal Handzus scored.  The Hawks and Sharks, two of the NHL’s three best defensive teams, found themselves tied at 3 after 12 minutes of play.  In fact, four of those goals were scored in the... Read more »

Hawks should center attention on Arnott

Hawks should center attention on Arnott
Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks, like most NHL teams, have been pretty quiet this month.  Maybe it’s fear of a work stoppage.  Maybe it’s an overall lack of elite free agents,  but it’s been a pretty uneventful summer. While the teams that lost out on Zach Parise and Ryan Suter wait for Shane Doan to... Read more »
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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 »

Hawks re-sign Oduya, Mayers

Hawks re-sign Oduya, Mayers
Tuesday, the Blackhawks announced they have re-signed veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya and forward Jamal Mayers. Oduya, who will carry a cap hit of $3.375 million, was acquired by the Blackhawks at the trade deadline last season, and made an immediate impact on the defense.  He was one of the better players down the stretch (5... Read more »

Series loss to Phoenix encapsulates 'Hawks season

Series loss to Phoenix encapsulates 'Hawks season
When you look back on it, the 2011-2012 Blackhawks season was a pretty forgettable one.  A terrible powerplay…a slightly less terrible penalty kill…a concussed captain, who was abused in a game vs San Jose while teammates looked on and did nothing…a nine game losing streak…9-2 and 8-4 losses to the Oilers…a front office member on... Read more »
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Despite dramatic win, problems remain for Blackhawks

Despite dramatic win, problems remain for Blackhawks
I’m not trying to pee in your morning corn flakes.  Saturday night’s Blackhawk win was as exciting and memorable as any in recent memory.  Brent Seabrook’s game tier and Bryan Bickell’s OT winner will be fond memories for Hawks fans for years…especially if they go on to win this series, but we were all 5.5... Read more »