Posts in category "powerplay"

Blackhawks force Game 6 with 4-1 win over Wings

Blackhawks force Game 6 with 4-1 win over Wings
That’s more like it, huh? Since the final horn sounded in the Hawks 4-1 Game 5 win over the Detroit Red Wings, fans and media have been welcoming back the Hawks they all knew and loved. It’s amazing what a competent powerplay can do, isn’t it? Most of Saturday’s game looked like Games 1,3 and... 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 »

Firing of Haviland proves Q still in charge

Firing of Haviland proves Q still in charge
Joel Quenneville is going nowhere.  He wanted everyone to know that right off the bat.  In Tuesday’s conference call to the media, the Blackhawks’ Head Coach made that clear. The same can’t be said for Assistant Coach Mike Haviland, who was “relieved of his duties” Tuesday.  “There (was) some dysfunction in our coaching staff…change was... Read more »
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Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts
“I was saying Boo-itch” Sometimes I forget just how loathsome the Vancouver Canucks are.  Really.  I know I dislike them.  I know you, the reader, dislikes them.  I know every other team in the NHL dislikes them, but I forget sometimes.  Well, no one reminds me of that hatred like Alex Burrows.  You know Burrows…the hair pulling,... Read more »

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose
Thursday, Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Friday in San Jose. This will be Crawford’s first start since his abysmal start in Edmonton last Thursdsy. Crawford surrendered 5 of Edmonton’s 8 (!) goals that night, and has been watching Ray Emery in the two games since. I... Read more »

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern
Happy Holidays Blackhawk fans.  You all must be feeling pretty good about the team after a convincing 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.  Well, to put a damper on your holidays, Nick Shepkowski has decided to write a guest blog for the Red Light District.  For those who don’t know, Nick works with me on... Read more »
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Hawks' loss to Canucks nothing to panic about

Hawks' loss to Canucks nothing to panic about
I’ve seen overreactions in my life, but nothing compares to what I’ve seen since the Blackhawks dropped a regular season, Sunday night game in November to the Vancouver Canucks. “Has Q lost his touch?” “The Hawks are gutless.” “The team looks like they’ve quit.” “The penalty kill sucks.” “This team won’t win a thing.” Those... Read more »

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon
Last night’s 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers will surely have a lot of Hawk fans panicked and confused this morning.  “How can a Cup contender lose to doze bums?”  “I don’t tink dis Jimmy Toews guy is any good.”  “I can’t believe they let that soup guy leave!” Relax. The Hawks iced a lineup... 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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Despite Byfuglien's heroics, Hawks offense needs a boost

Hawks win!  Hawks win!  Awesome!  Big Buff looked shot out of a cannon.  Did he have dinner reservations or something?  Where has THAT Dustin Byfuglien been for the last…umm…ever?  He just decided to end the game, and he did!  That’s a big, character win for the Hawks, but let’s not pretend everything is hunky dory. ... Read more »