Posts tagged "NHL"

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 »

Smith's presence at practice raises questions on Quenneville's future

Smith's presence at practice raises questions on Quenneville's future
No one is pretending that all is well on Planet Blackhawk. After a nine game losing streak, then another three game losing streak, there are certainly problems at the Madhouse. The star players haven’t been good enough.  Stan Bowman didn’t do enough at the trade deadline.  No one is without blame, including head coach Joel... Read more »
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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 »

Bowman must make a deal sooner than later

Bowman must make a deal sooner than later
Even with the Blackhawks’ nine game losing streak over, thanks to a 4-2 win in Madison Square Garden over the Rangers Thursday and a 6-1 win in Columbus Saturday, General Manager Stan Bowman would be wise to make a deal sooner than later. The NHL’s trade deadline is Monday, February 27th, but Friday, some of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon

Hawks drop preseason opener in Saskatoon
Last night’s 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers will surely have a lot of Hawk fans panicked and confused this morning.  “How can a Cup contender lose to doze bums?”  “I don’t tink dis Jimmy Toews guy is any good.”  “I can’t believe they let that soup guy leave!” Relax. The Hawks iced a lineup... Read more »
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NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1
Today, EA Sports released their annual hockey game, NHL 12.  Since 2008, the NHL series has been the class of sports gaming, and this year’s edition is no exception. Over the course of the next two days, I will review the game, focusing on different aspects each day. Today, I will focus on the core... Read more »