Category: Nick Boynton

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 »

Someone wake up Stan Bowman...panic time is now

Lifeless, listless, sackless.  These are common themes of the Blachawks 2010-11 season.  Last night’s game in Calgary, which was as close to a “must win” as you can get, was another example of the Hawks infection of suckitude.  Something needs to change.  It’s become clear that the Blackhawks, as currently constructed, aren’t a playoff team,... 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 »

These ain't your Blackhawk Cup Champs

With three minutes left in last night’s game in Colorado, the Blackhawks had a 5-4 lead over the Avalanche…and like that, it was gone.  Another blown lead from the defending Cup champs.  Another game spent chasing the opponent’s lead.  Another game that leaves Hawk fans searching for answers at the final horn.  The Hawks are... Read more »

Hossa leaves practice after collision with Boynton

Monday morning during their practice at Johnny’s Ice House, Marian Hossa collided with defenseman Nick Boynton.  Hossa was then helped to the locker room, and did not return.   Nick Boynton, ready to deliver yet another devastating check to Marian Hossa There is no word on the type or severity of the injury at this point.  Hossa has... 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 »

Hawks defensive struggles continue in victory over Kings

Eleven games into the season is long enough to show a trend, and the Hawks team defense is trending in the wrong direction.  If not for Marty Turco standing on his head last night, the Hawks 3-1 win could easily have been a 6-3 loss.  The truth is in the numbers.  Last season, the Hawks... 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 »

Blackhawks Set Opening Night Roster

Skille will finally get his shot to play in the NHL every night
The Blackhawks have finalized their opening night roster.  After waiving forward Ryan Potulny and defenseman Jassen Cullimore today, the 22 man roster is set.    Roster and Figures courtesy of CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR   FORWARDSPatrick Kane ($6.300m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)Patrick Sharp ($3.900m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Tomas Kopecky... Read more »