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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 regular season tickets on sale Monday

Blackhawks regular season tickets on sale Monday
This coming Monday, fans will have their chance to purchase single game tickets to the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 regular season.  Tickets go on sale at 10am, and can be purchased via chicagoblackhawks.com, Ticketmaster, or by calling (800) 745-3000. It’s safe to assume the hottest ticket will be the home opener and banner raising vs the Washington... 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 »
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Hawks stand pat as trade deadline passes

Hawks stand pat as trade deadline passes
Despite all the speculation, rumors and wild dreams of the fan base, Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks decided to keep their roster intact, and not make a trade deadline deal. While most of the hockey world thought the Blackhawks needed a second line center, the options at that position were extremely limited. Of the players... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team

Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team
Wednesday afternoon, Forbes.com released it’s list of the NHL’s most valuable franchises.  According to their numbers, the Chicago Blackhawks are the league’s fourth most valuable franchise with a current value of $350 million.  Only the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1 billion), New York Rangers ($750 million), and Montreal Canadiens ($575 million) finished ahead of the Hawks.... Read more »

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition
It’s that time of year again.  Yep…late July, where nothing is happening on Planet Blackhawk.  That means that blog ideas are few and far between.  With that in mind, I asked my Twitter followers to send in some questions.  Here they are, in all their uncensored glory. Paul Z : “How tight is the leash... Read more »

Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List

Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List
Truth be told, I’ve been trying to write this blog for some time.  The opening of free agency in the NHL is Christmas in July for me.  I get extremely excited, and spend all of July 1st online, watching NHL Network, or on Twitter. So why the delay?  Easy.  The impending trade of Niklas Hjalmarsson... Read more »
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Villain like Avery is just what the NHL needs

It’s been a great year for Blackhawks home games and tonight will be no exception.  Another Original Six team is in the building.  The New York Rangers are a great team to watch.  They feature the league’s leading goal scorer in Marian Gaborik and the league’s leading ass hat in Sean Avery.    Gaborik, who... Read more »