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Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts

Alex Burrows is a tool, and other random hockey thoughts
“I was saying Boo-itch” Sometimes I forget just how loathsome the Vancouver Canucks are.  Really.  I know I dislike them.  I know you, the reader, dislikes them.  I know every other team in the NHL dislikes them, but I forget sometimes.  Well, no one reminds me of that hatred like Alex Burrows.  You know Burrows…the hair pulling,... 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 »
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Circus trip perfect situation for chemistry challenged Blackhawks

Hawks broadcasters, beat writers, talk show hosts, and yes, even lowly bloggers have been searching for what’s gone wrong with the Blackhawks.  Average hockey has been the trend, instead of the rare occurrence it was last season.  Well, maybe the answer has arrived.  The Hawks have embarked on a 6 game, 12 day road trip,... 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Tough offseason could finally be over for Hawk fans

Monday, the Blackhawks officially announced the one year re-signing of defenseman Nick Boynton, likely putting an end to the roller coaster ride that was the 2010 offseason.  The second the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup, everyone knew there would be changes, but no one could have expected this. The combination of salary cap restrictions and... Read more »