Posts tagged "vancouver canucks"

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 »

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 »
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Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency

Blackhawks address needs on busy first day of free agency
Yesterday, with the signing of defenseman Steve Montador, the Blackhawks addressed their biggest need…a physical defenseman versatile enough to play in the Hawks aggressive system. Today, the need for toughness was addressed, and big time.  The Blackhawks agreed to one year deals with forwards Andrew Brunette, Dan Carcillo, and Jamal Mayers, as well as veteran... Read more »

Hatred Justified : Vancouver embarasses themselves, "their" game

Fights break out in the crowd
Looking back on it, the outcome of the game was wholly predictable.  Most Blackhawk fans (myself included), were rooting for the inevitable implosion of hockey’s most classless team, and once again, it happened.  The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and while they were skating with the Cup, Vancouver fans were taking to the streets.   ... 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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Blackhawks in great position to advance on mentally weak Canucks

I’m guilty, you’re guilty.  We are all guilty.  We gave up on the Hawks after 3 games, because we thought the players gave up after game 82.  We were wrong, and here we are…game seven in Vancouver.    At this point, how can the Blackhawks lose?  The Vancouver Canucks are everything they’d proven to be... Read more »

Seabrook out, Bolland in for Game 4 vs Canucks

There’s some good news and some bad news for the Blackhawks as they head into tonight’s Game 4 matchup with the Canucks.  First the bad news…Brent Seabrook, who was the victim of a vicious (and legal…according to the NHL’s thinktank) hit from Vancouver forward Raffi Torres, is out tonight.  One can safely assume he has a... 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 »
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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 »