Category: NHL

Blackhawks Promised Changes and Boy Did They Deliver

Every year GM Stan Bowman has had to make some difficult decisions due to the salary cap, and this year was certainly no exception. The need to manage to the cap, combined with a horrible first round exit in the playoffs for a second year in a row necessitated Bowman to suggest some changes were... Read more »

Expect Hawks to Stand Pat at Trade Deadline

Throughout their mini-dynasty, the Hawks have tinkered with the roster every year around this time, making small and even a couple not-so-small deals to shore up an area of weakness or two, and bring some fresh blood into the locker room. But not this year. Don’t be surprised if the Blackhawks don’t make a move.... Read more »

Sources: Jimmy Vesey Leaning Toward the Blackhawks

Let’s face it, not much is going on in the NHL world these days, but the Jimmy Vesey situation is certainly worth watching. According to sources, the Bruins are not one of the teams that Vesey is likely to sign with, even though he is a local product, but the Hawks are a favorite to... Read more »

The Annual Blackhawks Purge Has Begun - Thoughts on the Bickell Trade

Today the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to trade Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2017 draft. This should come as no surprise to fans of the Blackhawks. Under the current salary cap and player... Read more »

Will Shaw go the Way of Saad?

Another offseason, another salary cap crunch. How did Detroit keep all its great players for so long? It pretty much seems like Andrew Ladd will be gone by the start of the new season. This makes me sad on a personal level, as having him on the team reminds me of the 2010 season and... Read more »

Hawks vs. Blues: Tonight (Don’t Play Tarasenko) Tonight

What is there to say about a Game 7 elimination game in NHL Hockey? I guess you could say that the odds are in the favor of whoever WAS up in the series, but never tell me the odds! I would like to talk about my unwavering confidence in the Blackhawks after storming back into... Read more »

Blackhawks Look to the Past with Ladd Trade

Let’s get the “woe is me” out of the way first: The Chicago Blackhawks are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games, and are losers of two straight. They were decimated by the Minnesota Wild in the outdoor Stadium Series game and then lost to the Nashville Predators after blowing a one goal lead. (Side Note: Can... Read more »

18 is Probably Retiring and so is my Love for Football

I have grown up in deep Chicago Bears territory my whole life, but my single mom, who raised me, never was into sports all that much. Because of this, I was able to organically choose my own sports likes and dislikes. It was not until my teenage years that I really developed a strong bond... Read more »

The Sad Story of Bryan Bickell

  When Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell was placed on waivers Monday, it was just another transaction in the NHL docket. When no team claimed him, hardly a surprise due to his contract, he was assigned to Rockford. Yet it was more than just the usual transaction, for Bickell’s case is hardly usual. In fact, Bryan... Read more »

Forever Alone Hockey Fan Looks Ahead to Hawks vs. Blues

The St. Louis Blues come into town after a shutout loss to the Los Angeles Kings last night. The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to defend their home winning streak, which sits at six games currently. Early reports are that Hossa is out tonight for the game, which leaves gaps for young players to fill. The... Read more »