Posts in category "Tomas Kopecky"

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 »

Despite Carcillo's spotlight, Brunette key to Blackhawks' success

Despite Carcillo's spotlight, Brunette key to Blackhawks' success
Monday, the Blackhawks introduced two of their key offseason additions, Dan Carcillo and Andrew Brunette, to the media.  While Carcillo got most of the attention of the beat writers, bloggers, and talk show hosts in Chicago, Brunette will likely be the most important, and arguably the most valuable addition to the Blackhawks’ roster this season.... Read more »

Blackhawks trade Kopecky's rights to Florida, qualify three

Stan Bowman and Dale Tallon must be besties.  For the third time in the last two seasons, the Blackhawks have made a trade with the Florida Panthers. The Blackhawks traded the negotiating rights to Tomas Kopecky to Tallon and the Panthers for a conditional 7th round draft pick.  The Blackhawks were going to let Kopecky... Read more »
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Injuries, exhaustion a bad recipe for Blackhawks

A few days ago, I told Hawk fans not to panic…well…I guess you were all right. After falling behind three games to none to Vancouver Sunday night, it’s all over but the shouting for the Blackhawks. Barring a miracle, the Hawks will be eliminated in short order. Roberto Luongo and the Canuck celebrate yet another... Read more »

Someone wake up Stan Bowman...panic time is now

Lifeless, listless, sackless.  These are common themes of the Blachawks 2010-11 season.  Last night’s game in Calgary, which was as close to a “must win” as you can get, was another example of the Hawks infection of suckitude.  Something needs to change.  It’s become clear that the Blackhawks, as currently constructed, aren’t a playoff team,... Read more »

At halfway point, Hawks in need of a shakeup

Things were looking up for the Blackhawks two weeks ago.  Four consecutive, convincing wins over the Red Wings, Kings, Predators and Blue Jackets had fans feeling better.  Those feelings have been destroyed after the Hawks’ suffered their third straight loss last night, this time to the Anaheim Ducks. If you’ve been living in a cave... Read more »
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These ain't your Blackhawk Cup Champs

With three minutes left in last night’s game in Colorado, the Blackhawks had a 5-4 lead over the Avalanche…and like that, it was gone.  Another blown lead from the defending Cup champs.  Another game spent chasing the opponent’s lead.  Another game that leaves Hawk fans searching for answers at the final horn.  The Hawks are... Read more »

Skille has earned more and better ice time

When Jack Skille made the Blackhawks opening night roster, it had to be a relief.  After being drafted 7th overall in 2005, he hadn’t been able to break the lineup.  This season, he’s been the star of the Hawks 4th line, and is making a case for more important ice time.    In his limited... Read more »

Blackhawks Set Opening Night Roster

Skille will finally get his shot to play in the NHL every night
The Blackhawks have finalized their opening night roster.  After waiving forward Ryan Potulny and defenseman Jassen Cullimore today, the 22 man roster is set.    Roster and Figures courtesy of capgeek.com CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR   FORWARDSPatrick Kane ($6.300m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Tomas Kopecky... Read more »
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Hockey is here again! A Blackhawks training camp preview

Lalonde could be the surprise of camp
Can you believe it’s hockey season again?  The Blackhawks hosted their training camp festival this weekend, including a practice in front of a STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd.  Yes…a standing room only practice.  Tonight, the Blackhawks begin their preseason in Winnepeg vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Typically, elite NHL teams don’t worry too much about preseason hockey,... Read more »