Posts in category "Ray Emery"

7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks

7 reasons to believe in the Blackhawks
As I sit here, nervously awaiting the start of Game 7, I find myself wavering between total confidence and extreme fear and panic.  One moment, I’m convinced the Hawks are incapable of losing at home, in a Game 7, to their hated rivals.  The next, I think back to all the times the Red Wings... Read more »

Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win

Execution, not desire, at heart of Wild's Game 3 win
The narrative has been out there since Jason Zucker’s OT winner crossed the goal line Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.  Players, coaches, media, fans have all been using the same theme to describe and explain the Hawks loss. “The Wild ‘wanted it’ more.” No.  The Wild executed their plan, and the Blackhawks didn’t. The Hawks held... 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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Blackhawks, Soldier Field included in NHL's proposed 2014 Stadium Series

Blackhawks, Soldier Field included in NHL's proposed 2014 Stadium Series
Well, the rumors of the Chicago Blackhawks and outdoor games are flying today.  Earlier this evening, I wrote about a report claiming the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild could meet for the 2015 Winter Classic. Tonight, various hockey journalists, including TSN’s panel of insiders, reported on the possibility of a six game “Stadium Series” that would take... Read more »

Emery deserves chance to win starting job

Emery deserves chance to win starting job
It seems every year around this time, the Blackhawks and their fans deal with a “goalie controversy.”   This year is no exception, but it sure feels different, doesn’t it? I think the word “controversy” is a dirty word.  It denotes that neither goalie is very good.  With that in mind, let’s call the Blackhawks’... Read more »

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville

Hawks clinch playoff berth with win over Nashville
It wasn’t always pretty, and for a while it was certainly in doubt, but the Blackhawks rallied in the 3rd period to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3, and became the first team in the NHL this season to clinch a playoff berth. While the Hawks and Predators exchanged leads, the 3rd period began tied 2-2.... Read more »
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NHL's best teams square off as Hawks face Ducks

NHL's best teams square off as Hawks face Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are off to an unbelievable, jaw dropping start.  In their 28 games, they have 4 losses and 3 overtime / shootout losses.  That’s unreal.  Unheard of…except of course this season.  Tonight, they’ll face the more impressive, more draw dropping, record setting Chicago Blackhawks, who are 24-2-3. The Ducks would be getting all... Read more »

All amazing things must come to an end

All amazing things must come to an end
Well, just like that, the Blackhawks incredible streak of consecutive games to start a season without a regulation loss is over.  The Avalanche put it to bed with authority as they “edged” the Hawks 6-2. The good news?  I never have to type “steak of consecutive games to start a season without a regulation loss”... Read more »

With Crawford out, time is right to start Karlsson

With Crawford out, time is right to start Karlsson
The Blackhawks upcoming schedule is an absolute beast.  With ten games in the next twenty nights, including games against the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks, Ray Emery will have to carry the load for the injured Corey Crawford.  Crawford left last night’s 3-0 win over the Blues with another upper-body... Read more »
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After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West

After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West
If you blinked, you missed a lot of the action.  I had to rewind Andrew Shaw’s goal while Tweeting after Michal Handzus scored.  The Hawks and Sharks, two of the NHL’s three best defensive teams, found themselves tied at 3 after 12 minutes of play.  In fact, four of those goals were scored in the... Read more »