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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 »

Tough offseason could finally be over for Hawk fans

Monday, the Blackhawks officially announced the one year re-signing of defenseman Nick Boynton, likely putting an end to the roller coaster ride that was the 2010 offseason.  The second the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup, everyone knew there would be changes, but no one could have expected this. The combination of salary cap restrictions and... Read more »

Niemi's agent : Hawks would be "crazy" to let goaltender go

Wednesday morning, Antti Niemi’s agent Bill Zito joined the Mully and Hanley Morning Show on the Score, Sportsradio 670 in Chicago.  Antti Niemi makes a save vs the Flyers In the interview, he talked about the Hawks ongoing negotiations with the goaltender, and what it might take to bring him back.  He even goes as... Read more »

Keeping Niemi not worth losing Sharp

Antti Niemi had a very good season for the Chicago Blackhawks last season.  He stepped up as a rookie and took the starting goaltender’s job for a team that’s only question was their netminding.  He made the saves he had to make, and a few more from time to time.  When it came down to... Read more »

Hawks deal Byfuglien, Eager, and Sopel to Atlanta

It’s a day we all knew was coming.  The Hawks are in cap hell, and people had to go.  Well, the first chips have fallen today. The Blackhawks have dealt Dustin Byfuglein, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu to Atlanta in exchange for the 24th overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the... Read more »

Remember When, Hawk fans?

I never thought I’d be at such a loss for words in my life.  You’d think for a lifelong Blackhawk fan, writing a blog after they win the Stanley Cup would be easy.  It’s not.  As I found myself thinking about what to write, and what to say, my mind kept scanning the last decade... Read more »

Plenty of blame to go around, but not for Niemi

Once again, the Hawks decided to come out flat in game one of a playoff series, and once again they lost.  Actually, they didn’t just lose.  They embarrassed themselves. The supposedly solid defense looked lost in their own zone.  Dustin Byfuglien was a non factor in front of Robert Luongo, and the “bad blood” must... Read more »

Niemi outduels Broduer...Hawks earn two ugly points

For 59 minutes and 34 seconds, Hawks fans like me had that pit in their stomach.  It would have been a prototypical New Jersey Devils win.  Score early, bore your opponent and fans to death, and let Marty Brodeur do his thing.  Well, it was working until Kris Versteeg slipped one past the legendary goaltender... Read more »

Huet surrenders 7 goals Jackets, starters role to Niemi

Uhh…WTF!  When Joel Quenneville announced Wednesday that Cristobal Huet would get the start Thursday vs the Blue Jackets, he said he hadn’t decided on his playoff starter.  Cristobal Huet had his audition during tonight’s 8-2 loss.  Had he been auditioning on American Idol, he would have been better off soiling himself and setting Simon Cowell... Read more »

Late collapses becoming a trend for tired Hawks defense

In their last 4 games, the Hawks have a 1-3 record, and have blown leads in 3 of them.  Last Sunday, the Hawks had a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings, until the 2nd period where they allowed five (5!) goals in 15:45. Yesterday, the Hawks had a 2-1 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers... Read more »