Tag: NHL

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 »
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The Blackhawks Simply Cannot Lose at Home Again. Right?

When the Playoffs started my bracket, of course, had the Blackhawks repeating—against the Rangers—but my heart told me they would lose to Dallas in the second round. Nothing prepared me for this. At home. Game Six Elimination… For the Hawks, in the First Round. Right now the only thing that I have going for my... 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 »

Forever Alone Hockey Fan: Hawks vs. Ducks

The seemingly wingless Anaheim Ducks landed in Chicago for a Conference Finals rematch from last season. The Blackhawks, moving backwards through last years playoffs, having just beaten their Stanley Cup opponents their previous game, are coming off an overtime winner. The Blackhawks needed overtime heroics (again) from their Captain, for the second game in a... Read more »
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