Tag: Chicago Blackhawks

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 »

TVR Rumored to be Available in Trade by Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will be playing just their fifth game of the young season, and the trade rumors are already swirling around the team. Trevor Van Reimsdyk played a bad opening game for the Hawks and since then he’s been invisible. Gustav Forsling and Michal Kempny have been getting all the playing time. So, naturally,... 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 Need to Play Three Full Periods

The Chicago Blackhawks actually did not “win” Game 5 in St. Louis on Thursday night. They survived. The Hawks did win the first two periods of play, but they disappeared in the third, and the first overtime, and really the second overtime, until Patrick Kane stuffed home the winner. Some new guys stepped up in... Read more »

What do all Chicago Sports Teams Have in Common?

An Ode to Chicago Sports The Cubs had a century that even a Trappist monk would talk about; more than 100 years is quite a long drought; The Bears haven’t won since 1985; yet you’d think that year is still here, those memories are so alive; This is a place where Da Coach could have... Read more »

What's Wrong with the Blackhawks?

Well, in short…nothing. And everything. In other words, while it’s hard to ignore the recent poor play, the belief among many Hawks fans, including this one, is that they will turn it on when it counts. And by turning it on at the right time, will be propelled into the first repeat Stanley Cup champion... Read more »