Posts tagged "dave bolland"

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time
Tonight, Andrew Shaw returns to the Blackhawks’ lineup for the first time since Game 2.  He collided with Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith in the second period.  For his actions, he was suspended for three games…missing Games 3, 4, and 5. So what does Shaw’s return mean for the Hawks? While Shaw will never be confused... 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 »

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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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 »

Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings

Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings
Tonight, the Blackhawks will face their hated rival (other than Vancouver), the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.  Patrick Kane (who will get a look at center) and Marian Hossa make their preseason debuts, while impressive prospect Brandon Saad will get another look on the top line.  Daniel Carcillo will miss the game with the flu. ... Read more »

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings
A video of NHL 12 player ratings has been posted to OperationSports.com, and the Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of players in the top of the NHL.  Jonathan Toews, the highest rated Blackhawk, comes in at 91 overall, tied with the Sedin Brothers, Steven Stamkos, Zdeno Chara and Henrik Zetterberg.  That puts Toews tied for 3rd in the... Read more »
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Blackhawks sign Patrick Sharp to 5 year extension

Blackhawks sign Patrick Sharp to 5 year extension
Wednesday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced that they had re-signed Patrick Sharp to a 5 year extension.  The contract begins at the start of the 2012-13 season, as Sharp has one year left on his current contract.  His new deal will pay him $5.9 million annually, and will carry a $5.9 million cap hit.  This year,... Read more »

Carcillo could thrive with Blackhawks

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I’m going to ask you, the Blackhawks fan, to set aside your past feelings on Dan Carcillo.  I’m going to ask you to ignore the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.  Yes, he was a stooge in that series, and was easy to hate, but I’m going to try to get you as excited for his time... Read more »

Just when you start to respect the Canucks, they open their mouths

Last night’s Game 7 in Vancouver may have been the best hockey game I’ve ever watched in terms of drama, excitement and stress.  As much as it pains me to admit, the better team won.  The Canucks took it to the Hawks for much of the series, and probably deserved to win.   Over the... 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 »