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NHL announces national broadcast schedule, Hawks appear 14 times

NHL announces national broadcast schedule, Hawks appear 14 times
Thursday, the NHL released their national broadcast schedule for the 2012-13 regular season.  The Blackhawks will appear 14 times on NBC, NBC Sports Network, or NHL Network. Here’s a look at the Hawks’ national TV schedule: Monday November 5th vs Pittsburgh Wednesday November 28th at Minnesota Wednesday January 2nd vs New York Rangers Sunday January... Read more »

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks

Bowman had chances to improve Blackhawks
As the hours, then the minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline ticked away, Hawks fans everywhere were getting more and more uneasy. “Would General Manager Stan Bowman make a move?” “The Hawks have so many holes…they need at least a defenseman and a center.” Well, with about an hour to go in the deadline, reports... Read more »

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern

Guest Blogger : Hawks rolling, but reason for concern
Happy Holidays Blackhawk fans.  You all must be feeling pretty good about the team after a convincing 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.  Well, to put a damper on your holidays, Nick Shepkowski has decided to write a guest blog for the Red Light District.  For those who don’t know, Nick works with me on... Read more »
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Your Blackhawks weekend playoff scenarios

I know it’s confusing, but try to stay with me here.  I’ll try to make this Hawks / Stars / Ducks playoff chase as easy to understand as possible.   Hawks and Wings this weekend. Hawks need 3 out of 4 points to be safe. Before I tell you about the current standings, you need... Read more »

Blackhawks waive Nick Boynton

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed defenseman Nick Boynton on waivers.  This likely indicates the Hawks are close to making a deal, likely for a defenseman.  Once Boynton clears, he will likely be sent down to Rockford, eliminating his $500,000 salary from the cap.   It’s no secret the Hawks have been seeking a penalty killing defenseman. ... Read more »

NHL All Star Game format not quite perfect, yet

This season, the NHL is instituting a new format to the All Star Game.  The 6 players who receive the most fan votes (Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, and Marc-Andre Fleury) are in, and yesterday, the NHL Department of Hockey Operations revealed their selections.  Those All Stars will now elect two... Read more »
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How the "1" will be won

The Blackhawks have won 67 games this season.  52 in the regular season, 15 in the playoffs, but none of them matter except #68.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last few days, the Hawks are one win away from clinching their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Hopefully by the end of the... Read more »

A Challenge to Blackhawks Fans

Nobody said it was easy, but no one ever said it would be so hard.  Oh God…did I just quote Coldplay.  What has this come to? The Flyers took it to the Hawks in Game 4 Friday night, and all of a sudden hockey panic has taken over Chicago.  The reasons why have been beaten... Read more »

Hawks, hockey fans deserve better than Pierre McGuire

Before I begin my rip session, let me say a kind word or two about TSN and NBC’s Pierre McGuire.  As hockey insiders go, he’s one of the best.  Aside from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, McGuire is as good as anyone when it comes to trade rumors and behind the scenes knowledge.  With that said, I... Read more »
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Even at their worst, Hawks too much for Flyers

Antti Niemi was bad.  Patrick Kane was invisible (unless he was taking a penalty).  The top line was a combined -9, but the Hawks still pulled it out.  They were still too much for the overmatched, though pesky, Flyers.   How can you feel good if you’re a Flyers fan?  Yes, you scored 5 goals,... Read more »