Tag: Marty Turco

Corey Crawford Gets Another Start for the Blackhawks: Goalie Controversy?

No. There is no goalie controversy in Chicago. Did that blow the suspense? Sorry. The Blackhawks surprised many by deciding on giving rookie Corey Crawford a second consecutive start on Wednesday night against Nashville. After giving up two quick goals in Buffalo, Crawford settled down and played 55 solid minutes in the Blackhawks first win... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Championship Hangover or Sobering Schedule?

Most of Chicago is having a minor (in some cases a major) coronary because the Blackhawks have lost both of their first two games of the season. If they lose on Monday night in Buffalo, there might be a riot on Madison. So what’s the deal with the defending champions? Did they party all summer?... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks: Bold Predictions for the 2010-11 Season

Chicago Blackhawks: Bold Predictions for the 2010-11 Season
On Opening Day, all that glitters is gold and life is good. In Denver at 9 PM CT (on VERSUS), the Blackhawks will officially begin the defense of their Stanley Cup Championship. To begin the season, it’s prediction time. We haven’t wandered down the road very far during the preseason because of the questions on... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Reflections After Three Preseason Games

Chicago Blackhawks Reflections After Three Preseason Games
The two preseason games against Detroit are hard to put into any competitive context because the Blackhawks skated their “B Team” on Friday night against most of the Red Wings regulars, and then brought back their “A Team” at home on Saturday night against mostly scrubs for Detroit. However, there are a few things we... Read more »

Blackhawks-Lightning Preseason Game Reaction

Blackhawks-Lightning Preseason Game Reaction
19-year-old Jeremy Morin As the dust settles from the first preseason game for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, a few immediate reactions: First, Jeremy Morin looks like he’s for real. He’s still only 19, but the kid’s speed up and down the ice is noticeable without high definition (I’ve heard…). The Blackhawks coaches... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview: Goalies

Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview: Goalies
This is the fourth part of our preseason series looking at the Blackhawks’ roster heading into training camp in 2010. In the first part, we focused on the centers on the roster. Next, we looked at the wings. In the third installment, we investigated the blue line. Now, let’s finish by looking between the pipes at the... Read more »
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Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose

Blackhawks Summer Recap: Exodus With A Purpose
After all of the player movement this summer, it’s hard to remember who went where and for what, so here is a consolidated recap of the Blackhawks summer transactions. June 18: Sign center prospect Marcus Kr├╝ger to a three-year, entry-level contract. June 23: Hawks trade Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel to the Atlanta... Read more »

The Blackhawks Made the Right Choice Between Niemi and Hjalmarsson

For at least the next few months, there will be parts of the Blackhawks fan base that argue about whether or not the Hawks made the right decision when they countered San Jose’s offer sheet for Niklas Hjalmarsson, ultimately costing the team goalie Antti Niemi. The Sharks made a calculated attack at their already-handicapped rival,... Read more »

Blackhawks Will Be OK, If Not Better, With Marty Turco

With the news that the Blackhawks have signed Marty Turco to replace Antti Niemi, it’s time to formally look forward at what the Blackhawks have between the pipes next year. The 34-year-old netminder, who actually posted a better save percentage than Niemi last year, brings a long resume with a lot of success on it.... Read more »
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Marty Turco Coming to Chicago?

Marty Turco Coming to Chicago?
  Rumors on Friday evening are that the Blackhawks have agreed to a contingency plan if/when they are forced to part ways with Antti Niemi. Marty Turco, who won 22 games in Dallas last year, has allegedly agreed in principle to a one-year, $1.5M contract. The deal is wholly dependant on the decision of the... Read more »