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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 »

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 »

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 »
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NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals
Late last night, the NHL’s Board of Directors voted in to action a brand new NHL alignment.  The 30 teams will be divided into four (yet unnamed) conferences. Conference A : Anaheim, Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver Conference B : Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg Conference C... Read more »

Carcillo could thrive with Blackhawks

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I’m going to ask you, the Blackhawks fan, to set aside your past feelings on Dan Carcillo.  I’m going to ask you to ignore the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.  Yes, he was a stooge in that series, and was easy to hate, but I’m going to try to get you as excited for his time... Read more »

Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency

Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency
Yesterday, with the signing of defenseman Steve Montador, the Blackhawks addressed their biggest need…a physical defenseman versatile enough to play in the Hawks aggressive system. Today, the need for toughness was addressed, and big time.  The Blackhawks agreed to one year deals with forwards Andrew Brunette, Dan Carcillo, and Jamal Mayers, as well as veteran... Read more »
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Tough offseason could finally be over for Hawk fans

Monday, the Blackhawks officially announced the one year re-signing of defenseman Nick Boynton, likely putting an end to the roller coaster ride that was the 2010 offseason.  The second the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup, everyone knew there would be changes, but no one could have expected this. The combination of salary cap restrictions and... Read more »

Remember When, Hawk fans?

I never thought I’d be at such a loss for words in my life.  You’d think for a lifelong Blackhawk fan, writing a blog after they win the Stanley Cup would be easy.  It’s not.  As I found myself thinking about what to write, and what to say, my mind kept scanning the last decade... Read more »

How the "1" will be won

The Blackhawks have won 67 games this season.  52 in the regular season, 15 in the playoffs, but none of them matter except #68.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last few days, the Hawks are one win away from clinching their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Hopefully by the end of the... Read more »
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A Challenge to Blackhawks Fans

Nobody said it was easy, but no one ever said it would be so hard.  Oh God…did I just quote Coldplay.  What has this come to? The Flyers took it to the Hawks in Game 4 Friday night, and all of a sudden hockey panic has taken over Chicago.  The reasons why have been beaten... Read more »