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Return of the Rat

Return of the Rat
Moments after Dave Bolland’s Stanley Cup winning goal flew past Tuukka Rask last summer, I found myself thinking, “What a way to go out…a Stanley Cup hero.”  Maybe it took Bolland a little more time than it took me to realize that the biggest goal he’ll ever score could be his last as a Chicago... 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 »

Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team

Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team
Wednesday afternoon, Forbes.com released it’s list of the NHL’s most valuable franchises.  According to their numbers, the Chicago Blackhawks are the league’s fourth most valuable franchise with a current value of $350 million.  Only the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1 billion), New York Rangers ($750 million), and Montreal Canadiens ($575 million) finished ahead of the Hawks.... Read more »
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NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals

NHL realignment perfect for fans and rivals
Late last night, the NHL’s Board of Directors voted in to action a brand new NHL alignment.  The 30 teams will be divided into four (yet unnamed) conferences. Conference A : Anaheim, Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose, Vancouver Conference B : Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg Conference C... Read more »

Hawks defensive struggles continue in victory over Kings

Eleven games into the season is long enough to show a trend, and the Hawks team defense is trending in the wrong direction.  If not for Marty Turco standing on his head last night, the Hawks 3-1 win could easily have been a 6-3 loss.  The truth is in the numbers.  Last season, the Hawks... Read more »