Posts in category "scotty bowman"

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition

Red Light District Mailbag - Summer Edition
It’s that time of year again.  Yep…late July, where nothing is happening on Planet Blackhawk.  That means that blog ideas are few and far between.  With that in mind, I asked my Twitter followers to send in some questions.  Here they are, in all their uncensored glory. Paul Z : “How tight is the leash... 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 »

Blackhawks add skill, grit in 2012 draft

Blackhawks add skill, grit in 2012 draft
Friday and Saturday, the NHL held it’s annual entry draft in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Blackhawks made eight selections over the seven rounds.  Here’s a look at who they picked, and how they might project for the team in the future. 1st Round – 18th Overall Teuvo Teravainen – LW 9/11/1994 Finland – Jokerit 5-11 165... Read more »
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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 »

Smith's presence at practice raises questions on Quenneville's future

Smith's presence at practice raises questions on Quenneville's future
No one is pretending that all is well on Planet Blackhawk. After a nine game losing streak, then another three game losing streak, there are certainly problems at the Madhouse. The star players haven’t been good enough.  Stan Bowman didn’t do enough at the trade deadline.  No one is without blame, including head coach Joel... 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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Time to retire a Blackhawks tradition

Time to retire a Blackhawks tradition
I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a couple of years now, and I’ve never done it.  Maybe it’s because I participated, in earnest, so many times.  Maybe it’s because when I see the Winged Wheel on the Detroit sweaters, I just want to blurt it out.  Well, not anymore. It’s time to retire... Read more »