Tag: corey crawford

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose

Crawford to start Friday in San Jose
Thursday, Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville announced Corey Crawford will get the start in goal Friday in San Jose. This will be Crawford’s first start since his abysmal start in Edmonton last Thursdsy. Crawford surrendered 5 of Edmonton’s 8 (!) goals that night, and has been watching Ray Emery in the two games since. I... Read more »

Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter

Emery deserves shot as Hawks' starter
In last night’s 8-4 loss to the “mighty” Edmonton Oilers, a lot of things went wrong for the Blackhawks.  Once again, the defense was standing around watching Oilers parked in front of the Hawks’ net.  When they did actually try do disrupt a play, it was with a weak poke check.  The forwards stopped backchecking... Read more »

My challenge to the Blackhawks

My challenge to the Blackhawks
The Blackhawks have two games in two nights beginning tonight in Edmonton, and tomorrow in Calgary. Here’s a challenge for the Hawks:  60 minutes.  That’s it.  Give us ONE GAME with a complete 60 minute effort.  It’s been 51 games, and we’re still waiting. No one could have expected the kind of first period the... Read more »
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Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings

Your Blackhawk lineup for tonight vs Red Wings
Tonight, the Blackhawks will face their hated rival (other than Vancouver), the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.  Patrick Kane (who will get a look at center) and Marian Hossa make their preseason debuts, while impressive prospect Brandon Saad will get another look on the top line.  Daniel Carcillo will miss the game with the flu. ... Read more »

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings

Blackhawks look strong in NHL 12 ratings
A video of NHL 12 player ratings has been posted to OperationSports.com, and the Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of players in the top of the NHL.  Jonathan Toews, the highest rated Blackhawk, comes in at 91 overall, tied with the Sedin Brothers, Steven Stamkos, Zdeno Chara and Henrik Zetterberg.  That puts Toews tied for 3rd in the... Read more »

Report : Blackhawks close to Seabrook extension

Early this morning, TSN’s lead reporter Bob McKenzie tweeted the following : CHI and defenceman Brent Seabrook on verge of finalizing big contract extension, hearing 5 years at a shade under $30M. Newer rumors have the annual number closer to $5.5 million, rather than $6 million.  Before you panic, the Hawks are in better cap... Read more »
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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 »

Nothing but questions as Blackhawks hit All Star break

Nothing but questions as Blackhawks hit All Star break
For those of you who have been consumed with Bear mania, you may have missed what the Blackhawks have been doing this season. If one word comes to mind to describe the 2010-11 version of the defending champs, it would have to be “ordinary.”  There have been nights of good, and nights of bad, but... Read more »

Kane to miss 3 weeks, Hossa could be back "by end of weekend"

After today’s practice, Blackhawk’s Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Patrick Kane will miss three weeks with a lower body injury, and that he “hope(s) that’s the max.” Kane injured his left leg hitting the boards awkwardly after a hit from Flame’s defenseman Corey Sarich.  image courtesy of TSN.ca The Hawks will have... Read more »
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Recent moves have Hawk fans scratching their heads

Jassen Cullimore and Nick Leddy celebrate with Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp 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... Read more »