Tag: Marty Turco

Chicago Blackhawks Past: Where Last Year’s Players Are Now

Chicago Blackhawks Past: Where Last Year’s Players Are Now
A lot has been said about the players coming into Chicago, but the players leaving Chicago were favorites to many fans. Let’s look at where the now-former-Blackhawks have landed for the 2011-12 season. Brian Campbell – Florida Panthers Tomas Kopecky – Florida Panthers Campbell was traded for Rostislav Olesz in one of the most mind-boggling... Read more »

Chris Osgood Retires: Detroit Goalie Not A Hall of Famer

Chris Osgood Retires: Detroit Goalie Not A Hall of Famer
On Tuesday, Detroit goalie Chris Osgood retired with 401 wins. The total ranks 10th all-time, but his numbers aren’t good enough for a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here’s why. First, the impressive numbers of Osgood (from NHL.com): Osgood’s 401 career victories rank 10th all-time in the NHL, two behind Hall of Famer... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford March-ing Backward

Corey Crawford has done everything to earn candidacy for the Calder Memorial Trophy this season, but as the season sprints toward the finish line, he’s starting to struggle. While many Blackhawks fans think it’s a matter of Crawford being overworked, his statistics indicate he shouldn’t be taxed yet. Through Thursday night’s loss in Dallas, Crawford... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Streak(s) Over

At some point before the end of the season, the Blackhawks were bound to lose a game. And on Tuesday night the answer to the “When?” question was provided. Corey Crawford looked tired, unfocused and lost in an ugly first period that proved to be too much for the Hawks. He allowed three goals on... Read more »

Flyers Place Michael Leighton on Waivers: Blackhawks Should Consider Bringing Him Back to Chicago

Flyers Place Michael Leighton on Waivers: Blackhawks Should Consider Bringing Him Back to Chicago
On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers placed goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers. Leighton, who was the Flyers’ starting netminder in the Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago, has been injured this season and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky has claimed the starting job between the pipes in Philly. This presents an intriguing option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Leighton... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Another Controversy In Net?

After two straight excellent starts, the Blackhawks will send Corey Crawford out on consecutive days for the first time on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Does that mean Marty Turco’s in trouble in Chicago? The fact that Friday’s game was a 1 PM matinee in Anaheim makes it easier for coach Joel Quenneville to come... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: Placing October Into Proper Context

The Blackhawks ended the first month of their title defense in an intriguing scenario. They’ve played the most games in the NHL (13), winning seven of them, and have dealt with a number of injuries already. Based on gross points, the Hawks are in first place in the Central Division. And yet, most fans feel... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Exhausting Ten Game Review

Teams in the NHL only get 82 games to prove themselves, so making the most of every night is crucial. Spoiled Blackhawks fans only have to look back three years to see an 88-point season leave them three points out of the playoffs despite an incredible second half push. And yet looking back at the... Read more »

Antti Who? Turco Comes Up Big Again as Blackhawks Continue to Roll

On Wednesday night, two Western Conference heavyweights came to the United Center for a game that would be televised across the US and Canada. After being eliminated from consecutive postseasons by the Blackhawks, the Vancouver Canucks certainly have a score to settle any time they play Chicago. This game was unique, though. Roberto Luongo was... Read more »
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Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp Lead Unstoppable Blackhawks

Over the course of a long, 82-game regular season, there are games that serve as a catalyst that can either spark a stretch great, confident play or can send a team into a tailspin of mediocrity. Last year, Blackhawks fans saw the team come back from a five-goal deficit against Calgary in a game that... Read more »