Tag: stanley cup champions

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 »

Relax...the Blackhawks are still alive

Right now, Chicago hockey fans are panicked.  A 2-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks has been amplified to a 7-0 blowout loss.  Please step off the ledge…the season isn’t over. The first period last night was a huge problem.  The Hawks had no answer for the Canucks’ onslaught.  It was men vs boys for 20... Read more »

Blackhawks fail to address main need at trade deadline

Yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Campoli.  While Campoli certainly makes the Hawks better, the team’s biggest need was a penalty killing, physical defenseman.    Let’s check out the scouting report: ASSETS: Is extremely mobile and very polished when in possession of the puck. Can make up for his mistakes with his... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Hockey is here again! A Blackhawks training camp preview

Lalonde could be the surprise of camp
Can you believe it’s hockey season again?  The Blackhawks hosted their training camp festival this weekend, including a practice in front of a STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd.  Yes…a standing room only practice.  Tonight, the Blackhawks begin their preseason in Winnepeg vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Typically, elite NHL teams don’t worry too much about preseason hockey,... Read more »

Blackhawks sign former Oiler Fernando Pisani

Not 24 hours after I write the “Hawks are likely done dealing” blog, they make me look dumb and make another move.  According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Blackhawks have signed RW Fernando Pisani to a $500,000, one way contract. Pisani suffers from ulcerative colitis and has missed significant time while battling the disease.  His... 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 »

Stan Bowman talks Turco on the Danny Mac Show

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman joined the Danny Mac Show on The Score Sportsradio 670 this morning.  In the interview, he talked about the Turco / Niemi negotiations, and leaves the door open for a member of the 2010 Champs we all thought was done for sure.  Listen to the interview here.