Posts in category "Steve Montador"

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 »

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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Crawford to start Friday in San Jose

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose
Thursday, Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Friday in San Jose. This will be Crawford’s first start since his abysmal start in Edmonton last Thursdsy. Crawford surrendered 5 of Edmonton’s 8 (!) goals that night, and has been watching Ray Emery in the two games since. I... Read more »

NHL's instigator rule hurting the game

NHL's instigator rule hurting the game
First…it was Steve Montador. When Jared Boll left his feet to deliver a check on Andrew Brunette last night, Montador answered what was a borderline illegal hit as almost any NHL teammate worth his salt would have…he dropped the gloves. Then, it was Jamal Mayers. Boll AGAIN left his feet and this time raised his... Read more »

More kids on the way for Blackhawks

More kids on the way for Blackhawks
With Daniel Carcillo’s future up in the air with his injury and impending suspension, and now Steve Montador and Marcus Kruger being placed on IR, the Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Dylan Olsen and forward Andrew Shaw. Olsen is an interesting call up.  He’s been pretty good in the last two preseasons, and has a fascinating... 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 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 »