Posts in category "vancouver canucks"

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip
As the Blackhawks embark on their annual circus trip, I wanted to dump some of my random thoughts, for your reading pleasure. - First off…I’m excited for this trip.  The Hawks have a few matchups against opponents that intrigue. Tuesday, they face-off against their new divisional rival, the Colorado Avalanche, for the first time this... Read more »

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 »
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Keith suspended 5 games for elbow on Sedin

Keith suspended 5 games for elbow on Sedin
It’s been speculated about since the moment of impact…but today, Brendan Shanahan ruled.  Duncan Keith will miss the next five Blackhawk games (vs Nashville, @ New Jersey, vs St. Louis, @ Nashville, vs Minnesota) for his elbow on Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin. Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension in this video At the time of the hit,... Read more »

TSN's McKenzie - Sedin injured, Keith ruling likely Friday

TSN's McKenzie - Sedin injured, Keith ruling likely Friday
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Daniel Sedin will miss the Canucks’ game tonight in Dallas.  In fact, the Canucks have sent Sedin back to Vancouver to meet with a “specialist” for treatment. The fact that Sedin is indeed injured likely means a bigger suspension for Duncan Keith, but McKenzie says there likely won’t be a... Read more »

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts
“I was saying Boo-itch” Sometimes I forget just how loathsome the Vancouver Canucks are.  Really.  I know I dislike them.  I know you, the reader, dislikes them.  I know every other team in the NHL dislikes them, but I forget sometimes.  Well, no one reminds me of that hatred like Alex Burrows.  You know Burrows…the hair pulling,... Read more »
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My challenge to the Blackhawks

My challenge to the Blackhawks
The Blackhawks have two games in two nights beginning tonight in Edmonton, and tomorrow in Calgary. Here’s a challenge for the Hawks:  60 minutes.  That’s it.  Give us ONE GAME with a complete 60 minute effort.  It’s been 51 games, and we’re still waiting. No one could have expected the kind of first period the... Read more »

Blackhawks acquire center Morrison from Calgary

Blackhawks acquire center Morrison from Calgary
Friday night, Stan Bowman made his first of many expected moved leading up to the NHL’s trade deadine on February 27th.  He acquired veteran center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for prospect and AHL All Star Brian Connelly. Morrison, 36, has 4 goals and 7 assists in 28 games this season.  His... Read more »

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 »
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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 »