Posts in category "kris versteeg"

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado
This is certainly not the start the Blackhawks wanted to their annual circus trip.  Early on, it looked like the Hawks were going to put the upstart Avs in their place.  An absolutely dominant powerplay for the Hawks had Colorado chasing them around their zone, but an odd bounce off the boards changed the game... Read more »

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip
As the Blackhawks embark on their annual circus trip, I wanted to dump some of my random thoughts, for your reading pleasure. - First off…I’m excited for this trip.  The Hawks have a few matchups against opponents that intrigue. Tuesday, they face-off against their new divisional rival, the Colorado Avalanche, for the first time this... Read more »

Blackhawks acquire Versteeg, prospect for Hayes, Olsen

Blackhawks acquire Versteeg, prospect for Hayes, Olsen
Well, this is certainly out of left field.  After wrapping up their 5-4 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes, the Blackhawks announced they have re-acquired former Blackhawk and 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg, along with forward Phillipe Lefebrve from the Florida Panthers.  In exchange for Versteeg, the Panthers will receive winger Jimmy Hayes and... Read more »
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Predictions for the 2013 NHL season

Predictions for the 2013 NHL season
With less than 24 hours remaining in our hockey-less lives…I thought I’d share my predictions for the upcoming season. Western Conference Playoff Teams 1. Vancouver Canucks – Yes…Ryan Kesler’s injured hip will keep him out, and for a long time, but the weak Northwest Division will put the Canucks on top of the West again.... Read more »

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts
“I was saying Boo-itch” Sometimes I forget just how loathsome the Vancouver Canucks are.  Really.  I know I dislike them.  I know you, the reader, dislikes them.  I know every other team in the NHL dislikes them, but I forget sometimes.  Well, no one reminds me of that hatred like Alex Burrows.  You know Burrows…the hair pulling,... 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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At halfway point, Hawks in need of a shakeup

Things were looking up for the Blackhawks two weeks ago.  Four consecutive, convincing wins over the Red Wings, Kings, Predators and Blue Jackets had fans feeling better.  Those feelings have been destroyed after the Hawks’ suffered their third straight loss last night, this time to the Anaheim Ducks. If you’ve been living in a cave... Read more »

These ain't your Blackhawk Cup Champs

With three minutes left in last night’s game in Colorado, the Blackhawks had a 5-4 lead over the Avalanche…and like that, it was gone.  Another blown lead from the defending Cup champs.  Another game spent chasing the opponent’s lead.  Another game that leaves Hawk fans searching for answers at the final horn.  The Hawks are... Read more »

Circus trip perfect situation for chemistry challenged Blackhawks

Hawks broadcasters, beat writers, talk show hosts, and yes, even lowly bloggers have been searching for what’s gone wrong with the Blackhawks.  Average hockey has been the trend, instead of the rare occurrence it was last season.  Well, maybe the answer has arrived.  The Hawks have embarked on a 6 game, 12 day road trip,... Read more »
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Hawks leaders must refocus and lead

What is wrong with the Blackhawks?  The defending champs have looked ordinary at best this season, especially at home, where they are 4-5-0.  Yes, there are injuries.  Yes, there are new faces, but when do the excuses run out?  While the chemistry is still developing, one of the main problems has been their apparent lack... Read more »