Posts tagged "marian hossa"

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose
Thursday, Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Friday in San Jose. This will be Crawford’s first start since his abysmal start in Edmonton last Thursdsy. Crawford surrendered 5 of Edmonton’s 8 (!) goals that night, and has been watching Ray Emery in the two games since. I... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Help us Blackhawk core...you're our only hope

In last night’s 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the best Blackhawk on the ice wore number 57.  That’s right, Ben Smith, who was playing in his eighth career NHL game, potted two goals…the other went to offensive juggernaut Viktor Stalberg. As if a 2-0 deficit isn’t hard enough to overcome with everyone playing well,... Read more »
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Someone wake up Stan Bowman...panic time is now

Lifeless, listless, sackless.  These are common themes of the Blachawks 2010-11 season.  Last night’s game in Calgary, which was as close to a “must win” as you can get, was another example of the Hawks infection of suckitude.  Something needs to change.  It’s become clear that the Blackhawks, as currently constructed, aren’t a playoff team,... Read more »

Blackhawks begin "rest of the season" tonight in Columbus

Aside from Patrick Sharp, Corey Crawford has been the Hawks MVP this season
SNOW! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about hockey.  The Blackhawks embark on the final stretch of the season today.  With 32 games to go, the Hawks hold the 7 seed with 56 points.  Last season, the 8th seed (Colorado) needed 95 points to get in the playoffs.  With that as the... Read more »

Nothing but questions as Blackhawks hit All Star break

Nothing but questions as Blackhawks hit All Star break
For those of you who have been consumed with Bear mania, you may have missed what the Blackhawks have been doing this season. If one word comes to mind to describe the 2010-11 version of the defending champs, it would have to be “ordinary.”  There have been nights of good, and nights of bad, but... Read more »
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At halfway point, Hawks in need of a shakeup

Things were looking up for the Blackhawks two weeks ago.  Four consecutive, convincing wins over the Red Wings, Kings, Predators and Blue Jackets had fans feeling better.  Those feelings have been destroyed after the Hawks’ suffered their third straight loss last night, this time to the Anaheim Ducks. If you’ve been living in a cave... Read more »