Posts in category "roberto luongo"

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 »

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota
The starts could not have been more different.  Early in Game 1, the Minnesota Wild stymied the Blackhawks with their trap defense and complete elimination of the neutral zone.  As a result, the frustrated Hawks forced plays, made far too many extra passes, and didn’t find their stride until the end of the 1st period.... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Second chance at revenge for Hawks, Olesz waived

Second chance at revenge for Hawks, Olesz waived
OK, let’s try this again. Just about two weeks ago, the Hawks and Canucks were preparing for their first game of the season.  After three consecutive years with head to head playoff series’ including a Game 7 overtime game last season, it couldn’t be anything but the game of the century.  The Hawks wanted revenge,... 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 »

NHL 12 Game Demo Impressions

NHL 12 Game Demo Impressions
I have good news for hockey gaming nuts (like me).  Today, EA Sports released the demo version of NHL12 to both the Playstation Store and Xbox360 Marketplace.  The game doesn’t disappoint. The demo features three game modes : Play Now, Be A Pro, and Hockey Ultimate Team. Play Now mode features the 3rd period of... Read more »

Hatred Justified : Vancouver embarasses themselves, "their" game

Fights break out in the crowd
Looking back on it, the outcome of the game was wholly predictable.  Most Blackhawk fans (myself included), were rooting for the inevitable implosion of hockey’s most classless team, and once again, it happened.  The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and while they were skating with the Cup, Vancouver fans were taking to the streets.   ... Read more »
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Just when you start to respect the Canucks, they open their mouths

Last night’s Game 7 in Vancouver may have been the best hockey game I’ve ever watched in terms of drama, excitement and stress.  As much as it pains me to admit, the better team won.  The Canucks took it to the Hawks for much of the series, and probably deserved to win.   Over the... Read more »