Posts in category "mike smith"

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 »

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time
Tonight, Andrew Shaw returns to the Blackhawks’ lineup for the first time since Game 2.  He collided with Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith in the second period.  For his actions, he was suspended for three games…missing Games 3, 4, and 5. So what does Shaw’s return mean for the Hawks? While Shaw will never be confused... Read more »

Shaw suspended three games by Shanahan, NHL

Shaw suspended three games by Shanahan, NHL
After 24 hours of waiting, Andrew Shaw finally learned his fate.  Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s Senior VP of Player Safety and Hockey Operations, announced a three game suspension for the ‘Hawks’ winger, following his hit on Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith. If you feel the suspension is excessive, you certainly aren’t alone.  Most observers agree that... Read more »
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Despite dramatic win, problems remain for Blackhawks

Despite dramatic win, problems remain for Blackhawks
I’m not trying to pee in your morning corn flakes.  Saturday night’s Blackhawk win was as exciting and memorable as any in recent memory.  Brent Seabrook’s game tier and Bryan Bickell’s OT winner will be fond memories for Hawks fans for years…especially if they go on to win this series, but we were all 5.5... Read more »

Shaw to face hearing for contact with Smith

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Monday, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw will face a disciplinary hearing for contact made with Phoenix goalie Mike Smith in the second period of Saturday night’s 3-2 OT win. As the video shows, Shaw was chasing the puck behind the net while Smith was handling the puck.  There was no elbow…no shoulder…just contact. The incredible “Oh... Read more »