Posts in category "nick leddy"

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 »

Red Light District Mailbag Vol. 1

Red Light District Mailbag Vol. 1
Every now and again, I appeal to the Blackhawks fans in my Twitter universe to stuff my bag with queries.  Here are some of the questions from the Twitter and email machines. Joe from Rockford - “How good can Brandon Saad be?  He’s been on of the best and most consistent Hawks all season long.”... Read more »

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri
When training camp opened for the Blackhawks earlier this month, Brandon Pirri was the favorite for the ever elusive second line center job.  Now, everyone’s offseason favorite has become a camp casualty. Saturday night, the Blackhawks set their roster to 24, and Pirri was one of the cuts.  Jeremy Morin and Antti Raanta were the... Read more »
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Blackhawks' roster nearly set after busy weekend for Bowman

Blackhawks' roster nearly set after busy weekend for Bowman
As soon as the Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston, you know changes were coming…and quickly.  It only took six days for Stan Bowman to conduct a draft, re-sign Bryan Bickell, and trade Dave Bolland and Michael Frolik.  Five days later, former Hawks Viktor Stalberg and Ray Emery have new homes (Nashville and Philadephia,... Read more »

Blackhawks re-sign Nick Leddy for 2 years

Blackhawks re-sign Nick Leddy for 2 years
Wednesday, the Chicago Blackhawks re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Nick Leddy.  The 22 year old defenseman will make $2.7 million per season over the course of those two years, according to capgeek.com. That’s an extremely reasonable deal for a young defenseman who’s likely only going to get better.  If there’s a little catch to the... Read more »

All By Myself : My Game Six Experience

All By Myself : My Game Six Experience
No Blackhawk fan will ever forget where they were June 24th, 2013…the night the Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup Championship in four seasons. Maybe you were one of the fortunate souls at the Garden in Boston, like my 670 The Score compatriots Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel.  Perhaps you were arm and arm with... Read more »
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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 »

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota
The starts could not have been more different.  Early in Game 1, the Minnesota Wild stymied the Blackhawks with their trap defense and complete elimination of the neutral zone.  As a result, the frustrated Hawks forced plays, made far too many extra passes, and didn’t find their stride until the end of the 1st period.... Read more »

Blackhawks recall 9 from Rockford

Blackhawks recall 9 from Rockford
With the arrival of the NHL playoffs comes roster expansion.  With that in mind, the Blackhawks have recalled 9 players from the Rockford Ice Hogs.  Forwards Brandon Pirri, Ben Smith, Jeremy Morin, and Jimmy Hayes, defensemen Ryan Stanton, Adam Clendening, Shawn Lalonde, and Steve Montador, and goaltender Henrik Karlsson. While the Blackhawks are expected to... Read more »
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Random Trade Deadline Musings

Random Trade Deadline Musings
This is my favorite time of the hockey season.  For whatever reason, the trade deadline frenzy has always excited me as a hockey fan.  I remember, back in the day, I’d be in front of two computers, tuned in to Canadian radio, and parked in front of the TV for hours, just waiting to hear... Read more »