Tag: brian campbell

Blackhawks Trade Brian Campbell to Panthers

Brian Campbell has waived his no trade contact to accept a trade to the Florida Panthers.  In return, the Blackhawks will receive Rotislav Olesz.  More importantly, the Hawks have roughly $14 million to spend on July 1. Earlier Friday, rumors had flown that Campbell had been traded to Columbus, but it fell through. This trade... Read more »

Blackhawks Trade Brouwer to Caps for 1st Round Pick

Friday night, the Blackhawks traded winger Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th overall pick.  Brouwer is a restricted free agent, and is due a raise.  His name has been in trade rumors most of the offseason.  Earlier in the day, rumors swirled that Brian Campbell had been traded to Columbus.  The deal,... Read more »

Injuries, exhaustion a bad recipe for Blackhawks

A few days ago, I told Hawk fans not to panic…well…I guess you were all right. After falling behind three games to none to Vancouver Sunday night, it’s all over but the shouting for the Blackhawks. Barring a miracle, the Hawks will be eliminated in short order. Roberto Luongo and the Canuck celebrate yet another... Read more »

Help us Blackhawk core...you're our only hope

In last night’s 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the best Blackhawk on the ice wore number 57.  That’s right, Ben Smith, who was playing in his eighth career NHL game, potted two goals…the other went to offensive juggernaut Viktor Stalberg. As if a 2-0 deficit isn’t hard enough to overcome with everyone playing well,... Read more »

Blackhawks begin "rest of the season" tonight in Columbus

Aside from Patrick Sharp, Corey Crawford has been the Hawks MVP this season
SNOW! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about hockey.  The Blackhawks embark on the final stretch of the season today.  With 32 games to go, the Hawks hold the 7 seed with 56 points.  Last season, the 8th seed (Colorado) needed 95 points to get in the playoffs.  With that as the... Read more »

With Bolland back, Hawks running out of excuses

Dave Bolland will return to the Blackhawk’s lineup Saturday night. That means that for the first time all season, the Hawks will be 100% healthy.  Whether or not it will make a difference no one knows.  The Hawks, who to man keep questioning and criticizing their efforts, will be out of excuses.  This is a... Read more »

Monday Hawks Nuggets

Morin Sent Down to Rockford The Hawks have sent winger Jeremy Morin back down to Rockford.  This likely means Dave Bolland is back Wednesday, or at least, very close.  Bryan Bickell was a healthy scratch last night, so he could be an option as well.  With Marian Hossa back, Morin would probably skate on a... 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 »

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 »