Tag: Dave Bolland

Chicago Blackhawks Third Line Looking Elite

Chicago Blackhawks Third Line Looking Elite
When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the depth on the Chicago roster was the biggest difference between the Blackhawks and their opponents. It’s early in the 2011-12 season, but the Hawks third line is already starting to look like the dominant trio that helped lead those Hawks to the promised land. After... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Preseason Over: What Did We Learn?

Chicago Blackhawks Preseason Over: What Did We Learn?
With the dull thud of a 4-1 loss in Washington, the preseason of the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks came to a close. So what were these exhibitions worth? Let’s take a look at how the roster could fill out. Brandon Saad still doesn’t have an entry-level contract (ELC), but he does apparently have a roster spot... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Training Camp Festival Round-Up

Chicago Blackhawks Training Camp Festival Round-Up
After watching a few hours of hockey on a Saturday morning in mid-September, it’s easy to predict that the Blackhawks will win the Stanley Cup in June of 2012. Of course it is. But what did we see during the training camp festival? Here are a few thoughts.   Positives Jonathan Toews was in mid-season... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Centered Focus

Chicago Blackhawks Centered Focus
There has been discussion in the wake of Patrick Sharp’s contract extension regarding whether or not he’ll play win or center primarily this season. Certainly the center position is perhaps the biggest – and only – question mark heading into the 2011-12 season; how coach Joel Quenneville fills his four center spots will determine a... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Third Line

Chicago Blackhawks Roster Preview: The Third Line
The Blackhawks roster is set, and we’ve started looking at the team’s depth chart heading toward the coming season. On Sunday, we examined the potential fourth line combinations. Now, in the second edition of our series, let’s look at how the third line might shape-up this year. All three of the players projected for the... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Organizational Depth Should Impact Free Agent Shopping

As the Blackhawks approach free agency this summer, everyone has their opinion of who, or what position, should be at the top of GM Stan Bowman’s wish list. One of the most popular “needs” on this roster is center, and names like Jason Arnott have been tossed around But before we start handing out contracts... Read more »
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Dave Bolland Returns, Blackhawks Blow Canucks Out of Chicago

Let’s not waste time with the box score. Kevin Bieksa should have received an instigator penalty for jumping Viktor Stalberg in the final five minutes of the game. And Raffi Torres, who the NHL decided didn’t need to be suspended again, got kicked out and was hit with 10 penalty minutes. Torres went out of... Read more »

Chicago Sports Fans' Hypocrisy Has A Night On The Town

Chicago Sports Fans' Hypocrisy Has A Night On The Town
The Blackhawks are desperately fighting for their playoff lives without two of their more important players: Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland. Sharp has been dealing with a knee injury, while Bolland is suffering from concussion symptoms. Then I read this on the Tribune’s site this afternoon: “Fellow Chicago-area actor Vince Vaughn hung out at Proof on... Read more »

Why These Chicago Blackhawks Are Not A Playoff Team

I attended the Blackhawks game against the Blue Jackets on Friday night, and it was glaringly obvious why these Blackhawks are not a playoff team. It has nothing to do with superstars carrying the team. Heck, all three goals were scored by the money-players on the team. Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are,... Read more »
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Jake Dowell: The Case To Get Him Off the Blackhawks Bench

The Chicago media, collectively, is reporting that the Blackhawks will sit Jake Dowell for a second consecutive game on Wednesday night when the Hawks host the Dallas Stars. Why? I know Dowell doesn’t have 30 points and isn’t a top-six forward, but what is unique about him versus Jack Skille and Viktor Stalberg is that... Read more »