Category: michael frolik

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 »

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 »

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville
It wasn’t always pretty, and for a while it was certainly in doubt, but the Blackhawks rallied in the 3rd period to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3, and became the first team in the NHL this season to clinch a playoff berth. While the Hawks and Predators exchanged leads, the 3rd period began tied 2-2.... Read more »
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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 »

NHL's best teams square off as Hawks face Ducks

NHL's best teams square off as Hawks face Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are off to an unbelievable, jaw dropping start.  In their 28 games, they have 4 losses and 3 overtime / shootout losses.  That’s unreal.  Unheard of…except of course this season.  Tonight, they’ll face the more impressive, more draw dropping, record setting Chicago Blackhawks, who are 24-2-3. The Ducks would be getting all... 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 »
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Blackhawks reign on Kings banner night

Blackhawks reign on Kings banner night
It was quite a scene at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday.  The defending champion Kings raised their first Stanley Cup banner, the players collected their championship rings, and the building was rocking…at least until the game started. While it’s hard to glean too much from the first game of the season, there are... Read more »

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season

Random thoughts on the upcoming Blackhawks season
Now that the ugliness of the lockout is behind us, I’ve been spending most of my day (and NHL 13 video game season) contemplating how the 2013-13 (heh) Blackhawks will look and what we can expect from the season. – I’m concerned about the top six.  Yes, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Patrick... Read more »

Euro-Rock Hawks update 3.0

Euro-Rock Hawks update 3.0
While the NHL and NHLPA are working to finally end the lockout, here’s a look at how some Blackhawks playing overseas and in Rockford are faring: Team Player GP G A PTS +/- HC Biel Patrick Kane 17 11  8  19 -4 Znojmo Orli Bryan Bickell 26 8  18  26 -1 Bolzano N. Hjalmarsson 16... Read more »
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Euro-Rock Hawks Update

Euro-Rock Hawks Update
With the NHL Lockout in full swing, a number of Chicago Blackhawks have signed with European clubs.  Others with two way contracts have been playing with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford Ice Hogs.  Here’s a look at how Blackhawk players are faring in their other leagues: Team Player GP G A PTS +/- HC... Read more »