Posts in category "sami lepisto"

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 »

Lepisto signs with KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

Lepisto signs with KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Multiple sources have reported that former Blackhawk defenseman Sami Lepisto has signed a one year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. Lepisto was due to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.  In 26 games with the Blackhawks, Lepisto recorded 3 points and finished with a +4 plus minus. Though his... Read more »

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks
As the hours, then the minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline ticked away, Hawks fans everywhere were getting more and more uneasy. “Would General Manager Stan Bowman make a move?” “The Hawks have so many holes…they need at least a defenseman and a center.” Well, with about an hour to go in the deadline, reports... Read more »
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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 »

Hawks' depth keeps team rolling right along

Hawks' depth keeps team rolling right along
How do you write about a team that’s doing everything right? It seems like it would be easy, but it’s really not. You see, when a team is bad (like the Bears), there are so many things to nit pick, dissect, over analyze, and obsess about. With the Blackhawks, the biggest bit of controversy is... Read more »

So, how good are the Hawks?

So, how good are the Hawks?
The last two weeks in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks have been a roller coaster ride.  A big win in Vancouver was immediately forgotten after two embarrassing, blowout losses in Calgary (a 5-2 loss) and Edmonton (a 9-2 loss).  Then, the Hawks played their best game of the trip in San Jose, only to lose... Read more »
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Blackhawks' new faces making immediate impact

Blackhawks' new faces making immediate impact
This offseason, Blackhawks’ GM Stan Bowman felt it necessary to address several needs via free agency.  In the course of a few months, the Hawks added Buffalo defenseman Steve Montador, former Flyer Sean O’Donnell, former Shark Jamal Mayers, and former Wild Andrew Brunette. Well, two games in, many of these new faces have given us... Read more »

Blackhawks Preseason : What we've learned

Blackhawks Preseason : What we've learned
Hockey season is here…or it’s about to be here…but it’s been here…sort of…but…it’s coming for real soon.  Now that the Blackhawks have concluded their preseason with a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, let’s take a look back on what we’ve learned over the last couple of weeks. The biggest surprise of the preseason, to... Read more »

Blackhawks face Penguins in preseason game 2

Blackhawks face Penguins in preseason game 2
The Blackhawks travel to Pittsburgh tonight to take on the Penguins.  Here’s the roster for tonight: Roster: FORWARDS 29 BICKELL 52 BOLLIG 13 CARCILLO 49 DIDOMENICO 58 FROESE 67 FROLIK 59 KLINKHAMMER 72 LEBLANC 23 McLEAN 37 PIRRI 43 SAAD 65 SHAW DEFENSE 56 CONNELLY 42 LALONDE 46 LAVIN 8 LEDDY 20 LEPISTO 6 O’DONNELL... Read more »
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Blackhawks Preseason Begins Tonight

Blackhawks Preseason Begins Tonight
Yep…it’s that time.  I hesitate to say “already” because the combination of crap baseball and the NFL lockout made this offseason seem infinite.  Well, it’s finally over.  The Blackhawks travel to Saskatoon tonight to face the Edmonton Oilers.  While the sarcastic hockey observers will tell you the hockey preseason doesn’t matter, real hockey people know... Read more »