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Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado

Hawks smoked, Bickell injured in Colorado
This is certainly not the start the Blackhawks wanted to their annual circus trip.  Early on, it looked like the Hawks were going to put the upstart Avs in their place.  An absolutely dominant powerplay for the Hawks had Colorado chasing them around their zone, but an odd bounce off the boards changed the game... Read more »

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip

Random thoughts on eve of circus trip
As the Blackhawks embark on their annual circus trip, I wanted to dump some of my random thoughts, for your reading pleasure. – First off…I’m excited for this trip.  The Hawks have a few matchups against opponents that intrigue. Tuesday, they face-off against their new divisional rival, the Colorado Avalanche, for the first time this... Read more »

Simple tweaks could ignite the Blackhawks' offense

Simple tweaks could ignite the Blackhawks' offense
Ah, the elusive third goal.  Something that’s “plagued” the “struggling” Blackhawks all season long.  In “all” of their losses (one in regulation, two in the shootout), they’ve scored two goals.  In their two shootout victories, the third goal only showed up because of the shootout win.  So what are the Blackhawks to do to end... Read more »
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Blackhawks recall Pirri, demote Hayes

Blackhawks recall Pirri, demote Hayes
After five games, it’s clear that Joel Quenneville isn’t happy with the Blackhawks’ second line center situation.  After beginning the season with Michal Handzus on the line, centering Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, he’s ready for a change. Brandon Pirri, the preseason favorite for the second line center job, has been recalled, while struggling winger... Read more »