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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 »

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 »

There Might Not Be Blood

There Might Not Be Blood
Tonight’s the night.  Bloodthirsty Blackhawk fans have been looking forward to the “Raffi Torres revenge game” since that fateful night last spring when Torres injured Marian Hossa.  Callers to the Score along with the Twitter / Facebook folks are licking their chops at the impending demise of the Coyotes’ winger. Well, I think those fans... Read more »
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Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Rozsival

Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Rozsival
Tuesday, the Blackhawks announced they’ve signed free agent defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one year, $2 million deal. Rozsival, 34, recorded 13 points and a +8 rating in 54 regular season games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season. In Rozsival, the Blackhawks get a legit top 4 defenseman with some size (6-2 210 lbs) who... 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 »

Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks

Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks
Hawks nation is angry.  (Most of) the hockey world is angry.  Today on the 670 the Score, the common theme of the callers was “revenge.”  What Raffi Torres did is inexcusable…especially for a guy with such a record of dirty play and outright disregard for his opponents or their well being.  He’s a bad guy,... Read more »
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Torres suspended indefinitely, hearing Friday

Torres suspended indefinitely, hearing Friday
Just crossed from NHL.com Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing Friday, April 20, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The hearing, which had been planned for today, was deferred at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. The hearing will be convened... 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 »

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 »
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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 »