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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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Toews is fans' choice to build a franchise

Toews is fans' choice to build a franchise
Over the last few weeks, TSN.ca, Canada’s answer to ESPN.com, has been running a promotion called “Franchise Faceoff”.  TSN was looking to see which player under the age of 23 fans would select to build a franchise.  Patrick Kane finished in the Fina Four, but in the end,Jonathan Toews beat out Steve Stamkos, and he should have. ... 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 »