Category: jassen cullimore

Despite playoff success, Penner not the answer for Hawks

Despite playoff success, Penner not the answer for Hawks
To think, only months ago LA Kings’ winger Dustin Penner was a punchline.  Penner, a player who has always battled weight and fitness issues, injured himself eating pancakes.  Last night…he became a playoff hero.  His overtime winning goal sent the Kings to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1993. It’s very easy... Read more »

Leddy on his way back to Blackhawks

According to Tab Bamford of the Commited Indians Blog, reports that Nick Leddy will be recalled by the Blackhawks, and will play Friday versus Ottawa. This would explain the Blackhawks decision earlier today to send Jassen Cullimore to the Rockford Ice Hogs.    While Leddy may not be completely NHL ready at this point, he’s... Read more »

Blackhawks assign Cullimore to Rockford

In a bit of an odd move, the Blackhawks have sent defenseman Jassen Cullimore to the Rockford Icehogs.  In 36 games with the Hawks this season, Cullimore had 8 points and was a +4.    I call this move odd, because while he’s no great shakes, he’s been FAR from their worst defenseman.  That title... Read more »

Hawks leaders must refocus and lead

What is wrong with the Blackhawks?  The defending champs have looked ordinary at best this season, especially at home, where they are 4-5-0.  Yes, there are injuries.  Yes, there are new faces, but when do the excuses run out?  While the chemistry is still developing, one of the main problems has been their apparent lack... Read more »

Campbell returns to Hawks lineup tonight

The Hawks defense is about to get a lot better.  After suffering a knee sprain in the preseason, defenseman Brian Campbell is poised to play his first game of the season tonight at Madison Square Garden.    Last season, Campbell was one of the most maligned athletes in Chicago.  His penchant for poorly timed turnovers... Read more »

Recent moves have Hawk fans scratching their heads

First, it was the call up of Jassen Cullimore.  Then it was the scratching of Jack Skille so John Scott could play forward.  Now, it’s the demotion of Nick Leddy and the scratching of Viktor Stalberg. Jassen Cullimore and Nick Leddy celebrate with Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp What are the Blackhawks thinking?  I mean,... Read more »

Oh God...the Hawks have recalled Jassen Cullimore

With the news that Patrick Kane will likely miss tonight’s game with an illness, the Hawks have recalled defenseman Jassen Cullimore from Rockford.  If you don’t remember, Cullimore was one of Dale Tallon’s 2004 free agent failures.  He was so bad then, he has to be better 6 years later right?  Ugh.    This call... Read more »