Tag: jack skille

Goalie Emery to get camp tryout with Blackhawks

Goalie Emery to get camp tryout with Blackhawks
Wednesday afternoon, ESPN’s Scott Burnside published a report that free agent goaltender Ray Emery will be coming to Blackhawks camp on a tryout basis.  I think it’s a tremendous idea. In March 2010, when Emery was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, he was diagnosed with a hip condition called avascular necrosis.  The injury required... Read more »

Hawks send their Skille to South Beach

Pacan was recently dismissed from the University of Vermont hockey program for violating the student-athlete code of conduct
It was only a matter of time.  Jack Skille just wasn’t working out.  It could have been a lack of a real chance, he could just be a bust.  Either way, he’s the Florida Panther’s enigma now.  Right before Wednesday’s puck drop in Edmonton, the Blackhawks traded Skille, along with Rockford wingers Hugh Jessiman and... 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 »

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 »

At halfway point, Hawks in need of a shakeup

Things were looking up for the Blackhawks two weeks ago.  Four consecutive, convincing wins over the Red Wings, Kings, Predators and Blue Jackets had fans feeling better.  Those feelings have been destroyed after the Hawks’ suffered their third straight loss last night, this time to the Anaheim Ducks. If you’ve been living in a cave... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Skille has earned more and better ice time

When Jack Skille made the Blackhawks opening night roster, it had to be a relief.  After being drafted 7th overall in 2005, he hadn’t been able to break the lineup.  This season, he’s been the star of the Hawks 4th line, and is making a case for more important ice time.    In his limited... Read more »

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 »