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Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks
As the hours, then the minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline ticked away, Hawks fans everywhere were getting more and more uneasy. “Would General Manager Stan Bowman make a move?” “The Hawks have so many holes…they need at least a defenseman and a center.” Well, with about an hour to go in the deadline, reports... Read more »

Toews out tonight with upper body injury

Toews out tonight with upper body injury
Tonight, when the Blackhawks face off against the Detroit Red Wings, they’ll have to do so without their captain Jonathan Toews, who will miss at least this game with an upper body injury. For what it’s worth, the Blackhawks are saying this injury is not related to the wrist injury he rehabbed during the All... Read more »

Smith in, Bickell out tonight vs Sabres

Smith in, Bickell out tonight vs Sabres
Ben Smith will be in the lineup for the Blackhawks tonight, when they take on the Buffalo Sabres.  Is this the beginning of the end for Bryan Bickell?  It’s probably too early to say, but this benching is certainly not a good sign for the struggling winger. In his last 29 games, Bickell has 4... Read more »
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NHL's instigator rule hurting the game

NHL's instigator rule hurting the game
First…it was Steve Montador. When Jared Boll left his feet to deliver a check on Andrew Brunette last night, Montador answered what was a borderline illegal hit as almost any NHL teammate worth his salt would have…he dropped the gloves. Then, it was Jamal Mayers. Boll AGAIN left his feet and this time raised his... Read more »

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern
Happy Holidays Blackhawk fans.  You all must be feeling pretty good about the team after a convincing 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.  Well, to put a damper on your holidays, Nick Shepkowski has decided to write a guest blog for the Red Light District.  For those who don’t know, Nick works with me on... Read more »

Hawks' depth keeps team rolling right along

Hawks' depth keeps team rolling right along
How do you write about a team that’s doing everything right? It seems like it would be easy, but it’s really not. You see, when a team is bad (like the Bears), there are so many things to nit pick, dissect, over analyze, and obsess about. With the Blackhawks, the biggest bit of controversy is... Read more »
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So, how good are the Hawks?

So, how good are the Hawks?
The last two weeks in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks have been a roller coaster ride.  A big win in Vancouver was immediately forgotten after two embarrassing, blowout losses in Calgary (a 5-2 loss) and Edmonton (a 9-2 loss).  Then, the Hawks played their best game of the trip in San Jose, only to lose... Read more »

Second chance at revenge for Hawks, Olesz waived

Second chance at revenge for Hawks, Olesz waived
OK, let’s try this again. Just about two weeks ago, the Hawks and Canucks were preparing for their first game of the season.  After three consecutive years with head to head playoff series’ including a Game 7 overtime game last season, it couldn’t be anything but the game of the century.  The Hawks wanted revenge,... Read more »

Blackhawks Preseason : What we've learned

Blackhawks Preseason : What we've learned
Hockey season is here…or it’s about to be here…but it’s been here…sort of…but…it’s coming for real soon.  Now that the Blackhawks have concluded their preseason with a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, let’s take a look back on what we’ve learned over the last couple of weeks. The biggest surprise of the preseason, to... Read more »
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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 »