RSSAuthor Archive for Tyler J. Cameron

I am a rare Chicago Blackhawks fan from Canada, one might describe me as a hockey connoisseur and a solid checking line centre to your local rec hockey team. I once lived in a town of 500 people and now work in the hockey mecca that is Toronto. I work in the wonderful world of Advertising and these opinions are one of my own and not of my company - don't get it twisted.

Who's The Over/Under? Part II

Who’s The Over/Under? Part II

Now that the potential Overachiever has been presented and you all of course agree with my team of Morin-Rasmussen-Versteeg-Rundblad-Cumsikey-Crawford, let’s move on to Part II. The following list is the potential underachievers that could struggle with the Hawks this season. A lot of factors can be worked in here as this list is a combination [...]

Who's The Over/Under? Part I

Who’s The Over/Under? Part I

The Blackhawks organization is fresh off of wrapping up their 7th annual fan convention. I’m sure it was delightful. It was a great chance for the Hawks to show off those flashy new contracts that keep Kane and Toews in the Windy City for 8 more years . Also, it provided a warm welcome for [...]

Trade Proposal This: Who's On Their Way Out?

Trade Proposal This: Who’s On Their Way Out?

The Chicago Blackhawks are over the cap. This is a fact. Fans are waiting for a trade, even though, it may mean parting with a player that A) they like, B) is vital to this hockey team or C) all of the above. Chances are they will have to wait a little longer as the [...]

Rumours For Everyone

Rumours For Everyone

    While I was off getting married and enjoying my honeymoon with the new wife, a lot happened. The day before I flew overseas, the Hawks lost in the Conference Finals to the Kings. Then, via spotty wifi, I went on to read about how the Kings continued their run to win their 2nd [...]

Rule #1 in Battle: Know Your Enemy

Rule #1 in Battle: Know Your Enemy

The Blackhawks are having serious deja vu. Last year en route to their Championship season, they faced the Wild, Red Wings and Kings before defeating the Bruins in the finals. This year, it’s been the Blues, Wild and now the Kings again in the conference finals. I’m not going to look at last year, we [...]

Game #5: Kind Of A Big Deal, Blackhawks

Game #5: Kind Of A Big Deal, Blackhawks

The Blackhawks played awful the last 2 games. On Friday night, they played one of their worst games of the playoffs. Not sure who played “the best”. I know Corey Crawford was close to the “worst” and he wouldn’t even fight me on that statement. He’s a proud guy and I expect a solid bounce [...]

Fast Feather Friday: Blackhawks Fans Unite

Fast Feather Friday: Blackhawks Fans Unite

Blackhawks fans, unite for what is to be a great game tonight vs. the Minnesota Wild. The 4th game of any series is usually a pivotal one. The Wild win tonight and it is “Even Steven”, heading back to Chi-town for a 6 game series at minimum. If your beloved Hawks win tonight, they have [...]

Wild Look for Deja Vu Cure

Wild Look for Deja Vu Cure

The Blackhawks are heading into Game #3 with some momentum after a 5-2 and 4-1 triumph in Chicago. It will be a different story in Minnesota’s barn tonight. It will be loud and the Wild will be angry. They are trying to shake this Deju Vu from last year’s post-season. Let’s head into the top [...]

Hawks/Wild Rematch: Take a Jog With Me Down Memory Lane

Hawks/Wild Rematch: Take a Jog With Me Down Memory Lane

A lot of Hawks fans are salivating at the fact that their team drew the Wild in the 2nd round. “We killed these guys in 5 games last year, no problem”. Well let’s go on a journey to look at the Blackhawks vs. Wild first round playoff series from 2013. Is this the same Wild [...]

2014 NHL Playoffs: What A Sight!

2014 NHL Playoffs: What A Sight!

So let me see if I’ve got this straight. We’re 11 days into the playoffs and here’s what we’ve seen. These two unlikely youngsters are leading the way in terms of Points (MacKinnon – 10) and Goals (Tarasenko – 4):   These two teams have already closed out their series in 4 and 5 games, [...]

Fast Feather Friday: Playoff Edition

Fast Feather Friday: Playoff Edition

It goes without saying that tonight’s game will be a huge factor in how this series will finish. The Hawks and Blues are knotted up at 2 games aside and with they way they’ve roller-coastered their way through the first 4 games, either side will be desperate to get a leg up. Today’s edition of [...]

Hawks Up A Creek Without A Seabrook

Hawks Up A Creek Without A Seabrook

There are a lot of fans emotionally displaced today because of a unraveled Chicago Blackhawks team. A team that has blown Game #1 AND Game #2 of a series they now do not deserve to win. Unfortunately, Blackhawks fans, you have no one to be angry with than your beloved players you’ve backed all year. Mr. [...]

Better Than Christmas, It's the Playoffs!

Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

St. Louis claimed game #1 on Thursday night in their own barn. We laughed, we cried and we were extremely tired the next day. This marathon ended in triple overtime with the Blues prevailing on an Alex Steen goal. A real crotch-grab moment for Hawks fans after Toews & Co. were looking to pull off [...]

2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions in :60

      Now, now. Before you blast me for being a homer, an uneducated hockey fan or Pens-hater, keep in mind a few things. These are my rapid fire picks. I took a whole :60 (if that) to select the way the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs would Plinko their way to the top (or [...]

Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

Blackhawks Wild Road Ahead

The Blackhawks take on the Wild tonight. They will look to get out of their slump and back on track as they head down the final stretch. Crawford in net for the good guys, with Bryzgalov at the other end. This will be the 4th goalie used against the Hawks – Harding, Backstrom and Kuemper [...]

Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

  The Hawks bit the dust again versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. They just flat out didn’t play well. They haven’t been playing well for a while now. After the Olympics, I assumed there may be some fatigue. No excuses now, as with just a few weeks away, the #blackhawks are performing about [...]

17 Seconds? Pffff... 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

17 Seconds? Pffff… 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

All that’s been made of the 0:17 that the Blackhawks turned Game #6 around and won their 2nd Stanley Cup in 4 years, let’s keep with the theme and check out 17 relevant/random things for tonight’s game: #17. The same number for Boston, Milan Lucic will be surely pumped for this game. Keep your head [...]

The Stars Align in Chicago

The Stars Align in Chicago

Sure, the Dallas Stars are coming into town tonight. They will be a hungry team and have the insane offensive duo of Seguin/Benn (Jamie, that is). These are not the stars I speak of though. In Joel Quenneville talk, Teuvo Teravainen is playing tonight. The stars align and the Hawks young phenom will show Chicago [...]

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

It’s been a Canadian Gold Medal, a Brandon Pirri trade and a Patrick Kane injury since I last blogged. Well those high/low-lights, among others, have been analyzed and over-analyzed by fans over the past weeks as the Blackhawks head into the playoffs. A lot of has happened but I won’t focus too much on the [...]

Team Canada Debate

Team Canada Debate

Well the moment we’d all been waiting for has come and gone. The debate is over…. or is it? Hopefully you’ve had time to digest Steve Yzerman’s Team Canada selections better than that Cronut Burger you had this summer at the CNE. There were limited whispers as Yzerman fumbled his way through his rationale as [...]