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Your Blackhawks weekend playoff scenarios

I know it’s confusing, but try to stay with me here.  I’ll try to make this Hawks / Stars / Ducks playoff chase as easy to understand as possible.   Hawks and Wings this weekend. Hawks need 3 out of 4 points to be safe. Before I tell you about the current standings, you need... Read more »

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 »

NHL All Star Game format not quite perfect, yet

This season, the NHL is instituting a new format to the All Star Game.  The 6 players who receive the most fan votes (Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, and Marc-Andre Fleury) are in, and yesterday, the NHL Department of Hockey Operations revealed their selections.  Those All Stars will now elect two... Read more »

A Challenge to Blackhawks Fans

Nobody said it was easy, but no one ever said it would be so hard.  Oh God…did I just quote Coldplay.  What has this come to? The Flyers took it to the Hawks in Game 4 Friday night, and all of a sudden hockey panic has taken over Chicago.  The reasons why have been beaten... Read more »

Hawks, hockey fans deserve better than Pierre McGuire

Before I begin my rip session, let me say a kind word or two about TSN and NBC’s Pierre McGuire.  As hockey insiders go, he’s one of the best.  Aside from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, McGuire is as good as anyone when it comes to trade rumors and behind the scenes knowledge.  With that said, I... Read more »

Even at their worst, Hawks too much for Flyers

Antti Niemi was bad.  Patrick Kane was invisible (unless he was taking a penalty).  The top line was a combined -9, but the Hawks still pulled it out.  They were still too much for the overmatched, though pesky, Flyers.   How can you feel good if you’re a Flyers fan?  Yes, you scored 5 goals,... Read more »

Hawks OT win hides bigger problems

The Hawks’ 5-4 overtime win over the Predators was about as exciting a game as you could ever want.  The Hawks were up 3-1, then suddenly down 4-3.  Patrick Kane tied it with 13.6 seconds on the clock.  Then Marian Hossa, who looked like the goat after a hit on Dan Hamhuis put him in... Read more »

Blackhawks visit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (VIDEO)

Thanks to NBC for the footage. 

Late collapses becoming a trend for tired Hawks defense

In their last 4 games, the Hawks have a 1-3 record, and have blown leads in 3 of them.  Last Sunday, the Hawks had a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings, until the 2nd period where they allowed five (5!) goals in 15:45. Yesterday, the Hawks had a 2-1 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers... Read more »

Yes We Can! Team USA has what it takes to upset Canada

Before watching Team USA’s victory over Finland Friday, I didn’t think they had a shot in hell against the Canadians.  Yes, they beat them in the preliminary round, but it felt more like an escape than a victory. Then the Canadians wiped the floors with the Russians, who I thought were the second best team... Read more »