Posts in category "LA Kings"

Blackhawks trade Carcillo, Chicago shrugs

Blackhawks trade Carcillo, Chicago shrugs
When the Blackhawks signed Daniel Carcillo in July of 2011, I liked the deal.  I thought Carcillo could be a nice change of pace to the Hawks finesse lineup, and could play on all four lines.  While his time here was hardly memorable, it was certainly disappointing.  He only appeared in 51 regular season game.... Read more »

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here
A lot of things are on my mind before tonight’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, so I’ll just go point to point and you can sort out my insane ramblings. -  I don’t like the fact that Brandon Bollig is in the lineup over Viktor Stalberg.  I know Stalberg hasn’t exactly set the... Read more »

Where's the swagger, Hawk fans?

Where's the swagger, Hawk fans?
After last night’s 4-3 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings, the Chicago Blackhawks are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in four seasons. Let’s recap the 2013 season : The Blackhawks won the President’s Trophy for best record in the league.  In fact, had the season not been shortened by... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime

Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime
As a life long Chicago sports fan, I’ve seen my share of big moments.  When the Bears won Super Bowl XX, I had just turned 8 years old.  I have memories of that season, but those guys were more superheroes to me than athletes, than humans.  The Bulls championships were always cool, but basketball was... Read more »

Blackhawks, Soldier Field included in NHL's proposed 2014 Stadium Series

Blackhawks, Soldier Field included in NHL's proposed 2014 Stadium Series
Well, the rumors of the Chicago Blackhawks and outdoor games are flying today.  Earlier this evening, I wrote about a report claiming the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild could meet for the 2015 Winter Classic. Tonight, various hockey journalists, including TSN’s panel of insiders, reported on the possibility of a six game “Stadium Series” that would take... Read more »

Could Jarome Iginla be headed to Chicago?

Could Jarome Iginla be headed to Chicago?
With the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline quickly approaching, star Calgary Flames’ winger Jarome Iginla has reportedly submitted a list of five teams to which he’d be willing to accept a trade.  They are the Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. The 35 year old winger, who is... 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 »