Posts in category "red wings"

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here

Drop the puck! Game One is almost here
A lot of things are on my mind before tonight’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, so I’ll just go point to point and you can sort out my insane ramblings. -  I don’t like the fact that Brandon Bollig is in the lineup over Viktor Stalberg.  I know Stalberg hasn’t exactly set the... Read more »

Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime

Hawks' game 7 win will last a lifetime
As a life long Chicago sports fan, I’ve seen my share of big moments.  When the Bears won Super Bowl XX, I had just turned 8 years old.  I have memories of that season, but those guys were more superheroes to me than athletes, than humans.  The Bulls championships were always cool, but basketball was... Read more »

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 »
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Red Wings take series lead with 3-1 win over Hawks

Red Wings take series lead with 3-1 win over Hawks
Over the next 48 hours, you, the Blackhawk fan, are going to hear a number of common themes.  Desire, hustle, TWTW, and intimidation.  These were the words infecting my Twitter feed like a zombie-fied strain of the the Bird Flu sprinkled with a little SARS and Mad Cow.  None of these narratives are accurate or... Read more »

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry

Blackhawks, Red Wings series a perfect end to division rivalry
Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.  Before we were “dating”, we were just new friends who both loved the Blackhawks.  We had never been able to find anyone to tag along to games with us before we knew each other, so we’d often go alone.  When we met,... Read more »

Blackhawks to face Minnesota Wild in first round of playoffs

Blackhawks to face Minnesota Wild in first round of playoffs
Saturday night, the Minnesota Wild needed a win over the Colorado Avalanche to make the playoffs.  They won 3-1, and will face the Blackhawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blackhawks went 2-0-1 vs Minnesota this season, and while they’ll enter the series as heavy favorites, the Wild are truly a... Read more »
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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 »

Kane's heroics extend Hawks streak to 22

Kane's heroics extend Hawks streak to 22
I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “Never in doubt.”  Of course, typically when people use that phrase, whatever they’re referring to was certainly in doubt, and there was a large level of stress before the positive result manifested itself.  When I said it to my wife after today’s Blackhawks win, for the first time, I... Read more »

NHL's realignment plan divides Hawks from rival Red Wings

NHL's realignment plan divides Hawks from rival Red Wings
If all the whispers are to be believed, the NHL will soon announce it’s realignment plan for the 2013-14 season and beyond.  This weekend, ESPN, TSN, and CBC all broke different parts of the realignment story, but one thing remained constant.  The Blackhawks and Red Wings would no longer be in the same conference, let... Read more »
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Weary Hawks grind out record 6-0 start

Weary Hawks grind out record 6-0 start
The Blackhawks’ 2-1 overtime win is important for many reasons.  First, it’s a divisional win.  One of those famous “4 point games.”  Second, it sets a franchise record for the best start in history.  No Blackhawks team has ever started a season 6-0.  After 9 days, 6 games, 5 states, and 4 time zones (thanks to... Read more »