Posts tagged "dustin byfuglien"

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 »

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 »

Even at their worst, Hawks too much for Flyers

Antti Niemi was bad.  Patrick Kane was invisible (unless he was taking a penalty).  The top line was a combined -9, but the Hawks still pulled it out.  They were still too much for the overmatched, though pesky, Flyers.   How can you feel good if you’re a Flyers fan?  Yes, you scored 5 goals,... Read more »

Once again, Hawks outclass brainless Canucks

Before I sat down to host my hockey postgame show on the Score last night, I wrote down three words:  Discipline, Coaching, and Character.  These three things have been the key to the Blackhawks 3-1 series lead over the Vancouver Canucks.  While rampant douchebaggary can be expected from guys like Alexander Burrows, Shane O’Brien, and... Read more »

Hawks looking for big ASSist from Byfuglien

When the Blackhawks and Canucks face off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday at the United Center, Canucks’ goalie Roberto Luongo will be reunited with an old friend.  Dustin Byfuglien’s ample backside.  After a few months playing defense for the injury depleted Blackhawks, Big Buff is moving back to forward, just in... Read more »

Hawks win over Kings just what the doctor ordered

Well that’s more like it.  No brutal injuries, no cheap shots, no controversy…just an old fashioned dominating victory.  This is the Hawks team we’d grown used to seeing, and missed the last couple of weeks.  The Hawks 3-0 win over the Kings might be their most important win of the year.  Last night and all... Read more »

As deadline approaches, Blackhawks can't hesitate

The NHL trade deadline comes this Wednesday, and the Hawks are expected to be active.  They have one of the top teams in the league, but are staring down salary cap issues this summer, and a weak link that is weighing heavy on everyone’s mind.  The Hawks, as currently constructed, are good enough to win... Read more »

Kovalchuk lands in New Jersey...Hawks focusing on Niedermayer?

Earlier this evening, the New Jersey Devils won the biggest trade prize of the season.  Atlanta’s electric scorer, Ilya Kovalchuk, along with defenseman Anssi Salmela went to the Devils for defenseman Johnny Oduya, forwards Niclas Bergfors and Patrice Cormier, and a first round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The newest New Jersey Devil…Ilya... Read more »

Bolland eyes return as Hawks dominate Oilers

Ahhh…that’s more like it.  The Oilers are just what the doctor ordered.  Are they bad or what?  The Hawks skated circles around them for 60 minutes, and left with a 4-2 win.  This is what’s supposed to happen when the best meets the worst.  Absolute domination.  It’s nice to expect that, isn’t it? In more... Read more »