Tag: nhl playoffs

Hatred Justified : Vancouver embarasses themselves, "their" game

Fights break out in the crowd
Looking back on it, the outcome of the game was wholly predictable.  Most Blackhawk fans (myself included), were rooting for the inevitable implosion of hockey’s most classless team, and once again, it happened.  The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and while they were skating with the Cup, Vancouver fans were taking to the streets.   ... Read more »

Just when you start to respect the Canucks, they open their mouths

Last night’s Game 7 in Vancouver may have been the best hockey game I’ve ever watched in terms of drama, excitement and stress.  As much as it pains me to admit, the better team won.  The Canucks took it to the Hawks for much of the series, and probably deserved to win.   Over the... Read more »

Seabrook out, Bolland in for Game 4 vs Canucks

There’s some good news and some bad news for the Blackhawks as they head into tonight’s Game 4 matchup with the Canucks.  First the bad news…Brent Seabrook, who was the victim of a vicious (and legal…according to the NHL’s thinktank) hit from Vancouver forward Raffi Torres, is out tonight.  One can safely assume he has a... 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 »

OK, now it's a must win for the Hawks

Last night’s overtime loss in Montreal will be memorable for a lot of reasons.  It will be memorable for Corey Crawford, who returned home and stood on his head in front of his family and friends.  It will be memorable for PK Subban, who’s overtime winner clinched a playoff spot for the Habs, and it... Read more »

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 »

Keeping Niemi not worth losing Sharp

Antti Niemi had a very good season for the Chicago Blackhawks last season.  He stepped up as a rookie and took the starting goaltender’s job for a team that’s only question was their netminding.  He made the saves he had to make, and a few more from time to time.  When it came down to... Read more »

Remember When, Hawk fans?

I never thought I’d be at such a loss for words in my life.  You’d think for a lifelong Blackhawk fan, writing a blog after they win the Stanley Cup would be easy.  It’s not.  As I found myself thinking about what to write, and what to say, my mind kept scanning the last decade... Read more »

How the "1" will be won

The Blackhawks have won 67 games this season.  52 in the regular season, 15 in the playoffs, but none of them matter except #68.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last few days, the Hawks are one win away from clinching their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Hopefully by the end of the... Read more »

Despite game three loss, Hawks still in driver's seat

For the last 12 hours or so, I’ve gotten dozens of texts, emails, and phone calls from Hawk fans.  “Is it time to panic?”  “Why are the Hawks getting outplayed at times?” Well, the answer I give is always the same.  No, it’s not time to panic.  Keep in mind, the Flyers didn’t get their... Read more »