Tag: troy brouwer

Blackhawks Trade Brouwer to Caps for 1st Round Pick

Friday night, the Blackhawks traded winger Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th overall pick.  Brouwer is a restricted free agent, and is due a raise.  His name has been in trade rumors most of the offseason.  Earlier in the day, rumors swirled that Brian Campbell had been traded to Columbus.  The deal,... Read more »

Injuries, exhaustion a bad recipe for Blackhawks

A few days ago, I told Hawk fans not to panic…well…I guess you were all right. After falling behind three games to none to Vancouver Sunday night, it’s all over but the shouting for the Blackhawks. Barring a miracle, the Hawks will be eliminated in short order. Roberto Luongo and the Canuck celebrate yet another... Read more »

Blackhawks begin "rest of the season" tonight in Columbus

Aside from Patrick Sharp, Corey Crawford has been the Hawks MVP this season
SNOW! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about hockey.  The Blackhawks embark on the final stretch of the season today.  With 32 games to go, the Hawks hold the 7 seed with 56 points.  Last season, the 8th seed (Colorado) needed 95 points to get in the playoffs.  With that as the... 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 »

Kane to miss 3 weeks, Hossa could be back "by end of weekend"

After today’s practice, Blackhawk’s Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Patrick Kane will miss three weeks with a lower body injury, and that he “hope(s) that’s the max.” Kane injured his left leg hitting the boards awkwardly after a hit from Flame’s defenseman Corey Sarich.  image courtesy of TSN.ca The Hawks will have... Read more »

Coaching the difference in Hawks, Canucks rivalry

Let’s face it, the Hawks have dominated the Vancouver Canucks like no other opponent.  In addition to two consecutive Western Conference Semi-Final series wins, the Hawks have taken it to the Canucks in the regular season, often in embarrassing fashion.  Roberto Luongo has been pulled repeatedly, and he’s broken his stick in anger.  Ryan Kesler... Read more »

Monday Hawks Nuggets

Morin Sent Down to Rockford The Hawks have sent winger Jeremy Morin back down to Rockford.  This likely means Dave Bolland is back Wednesday, or at least, very close.  Bryan Bickell was a healthy scratch last night, so he could be an option as well.  With Marian Hossa back, Morin would probably skate on a... 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 »

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 »