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Blackhawks roster set for opening night

Blackhawks roster set for opening night
While the Blackhawks haven’t announced it officially, their opening night roster appears to be set.  The last remaining piece was the battle for the all important 8th d-man spot between Mike Kostka and Ryan Stanton.  Stanton was claimed off waivers by Vancouver today, so I think it’s safe to say that Kostka won the job.... Read more »

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri
When training camp opened for the Blackhawks earlier this month, Brandon Pirri was the favorite for the ever elusive second line center job.  Now, everyone’s offseason favorite has become a camp casualty. Saturday night, the Blackhawks set their roster to 24, and Pirri was one of the cuts.  Jeremy Morin and Antti Raanta were the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Buckle up, Hawk fans...it's going to be a long series

Buckle up, Hawk fans...it's going to be a long series
It’s never easy to win a Stanley Cup. When the Blackhawks won it in 2010, maybe it seemed too easy.  That memorable season, the Hawks had their share of scares in the playoffs, but did it ever really feel like they wouldn’t win?  Not to me.  The Hawks were so much better, so much deeper... Read more »

Hawks drop Game 3 in LA

Hawks drop Game 3 in LA
Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings team everyone expected showed up, and they skated away with a 3-1 victory.  The Kings played the Hawks physically, pressuring their D and forcing turnovers early.  They also got the Hawks off their games in the 2nd period.  Patrick Sharp took two frustration penalties, and Duncan Keith earned himself... Read more »
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7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks

7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks
As I sit here, nervously awaiting the start of Game 7, I find myself wavering between total confidence and extreme fear and panic.  One moment, I’m convinced the Hawks are incapable of losing at home, in a Game 7, to their hated rivals.  The next, I think back to all the times the Red Wings... 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 »

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry
Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.  Before we were “dating”, we were just new friends who both loved the Blackhawks.  We had never been able to find anyone to tag along to games with us before we knew each other, so we’d often go alone.  When we met,... Read more »
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Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win

Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win
The narrative has been out there since Jason Zucker’s OT winner crossed the goal line Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.  Players, coaches, media, fans have all been using the same theme to describe and explain the Hawks loss. “The Wild ‘wanted it’ more.” No.  The Wild executed their plan, and the Blackhawks didn’t. The Hawks held... Read more »