Tag: stanley cup finals

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

This one's for the diehards

On the night of the Blackhawks’ first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals since 1991-92, let’s take a look back on what has been since.  Get the barf bags ready! How far have we come Hawk fans? Feel free to add your own old, bad, Blackhawks in the comments section.
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Flyers won't be pushovers for Hawks

First off…let me apologize for my absence the last few days.  Early Saturday morning, after 23 hours of labor (with a Hawks radio broadcast in the background of course), my beautiful daughter Adelyn Grace was born.  Needless to say, hockey has taken a back seat for a few days, but we’re back, and jacked to... Read more »