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Raanta passes first test

Raanta passes first test
In my other life, I’m the Executive Producer of the Spiegel and Holmes Show on 670 The Score.  On the show, we have a system called TCL, or Team Concern Level.  Once a week, we update the listeners on where our TCL is for each Chicago team.  For instance, with Derrick Rose out for the... Read more »

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado
This is certainly not the start the Blackhawks wanted to their annual circus trip.  Early on, it looked like the Hawks were going to put the upstart Avs in their place.  An absolutely dominant powerplay for the Hawks had Colorado chasing them around their zone, but an odd bounce off the boards changed the game... Read more »

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 »
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As Hawks roll, questions linger

As Hawks roll, questions linger
I’ve found that this season has been my most difficult as a Blackhawk writer. The team is so good, with so few problems, that the season has become a long preamble to the playoffs. It’s difficult to write the “everything is great” blog over and over again. That said, there are couple of issues that... 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 »

Blackhawks hire Weeks as new goalie coach

Blackhawks hire Weeks as new goalie coach
With Stephane Waite, the Blackhawks goaltending coach of the last 10 seasons, joining the Montreal Canadiens’ organization this summer, the Hawks have announced that they’ve hired Steve Weeks as their new goalie coach. Here’s the official press release: The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Steve Weeks as the team’s goaltending coach. “We... Read more »
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