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NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

  Where to even begin? Let’s do a quick review…   At the same time the Internet and fans were passing around Barroway items as being a done deal that would be announced right after the Stanley Cup finals, what they did not know was that Barroway was already out. He just didn’t know it [...]

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

The curious case of Joshua Ho-Sang First the NY islanders took an unpredictable turn actually taking a predictable choice at number 5, with the offensively gifted and highly regarded Michael Dal Colle. More on that later. However, then they swept back into the top of the first round to collect what might be the most [...]

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

Game Date Loc Opponent Count of Game 1 10/10/14 At Car Row Labels Home At Grand Total 2 10/11/14 Home Car Ana 1 1 2 3 10/14/14 At NYR Bos 1 2 3 4 10/16/14 Home SJS Buf 1 2 3 5 10/18/14 At Pit Cal 1 1 2 6 10/21/14 Home Tor Car 2 [...]

Charles wang game of thrones

NY ISLANDERS PRESENTS: Game of Owners

  According to a former NHL prospective stakeholder/owner: “The NHL is not sure that Charles Wang even wants to sell.”   The Red Herring VS The Mountain? Right now it is a perfect storm after a NY Islanders dismal season for fans to hear what they want to hear. The fan frustration and negativity is [...]

Crawford Slips-Bowman Could be Done Dealing

Crawford Slips-Bowman Could be Done Dealing

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -On Monday night it appeared the Chicago Blackhawks had a comfortable two goal cushion as the Nashville Predators couldn’t sustain any pressure. Nashville was completely dominated in the second period as the Hawks were in complete control.The outcome appeared certain and the Blackhawk players must have thought the same. The Predators [...]

Hawks Stomp on Detroit and the Difficult Trade Scene

Hawks Stomp on Detroit and the Difficult Trade Scene

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -It was awhile ago, but not so long ago when the Detroit Red Wings were the team the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to emulate. Well for the last few years the student has become the teacher as was the case on Sunday.The Hawks jumped on the Wings and raced out to an [...]

Emery's 1st Shutout in Chicago....and Iginla??

Emery’s 1st Shutout in Chicago….and Iginla??

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Ray Emery picked up his first shutout as a Chicago Blackhawk and his first whitewash in over three years with a 2-0 victory over Calgary. In his last start versus the Flames, Emery had a tremendous effort stopping 45 of 47 shots. On Tuesday night Emery was sharp but wasn’t heavily [...]

Hawks Play Sloppiest Home Game This Year

Hawks Play Sloppiest Home Game This Year

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -In front of 21,850 the Chicago Blackhawks played their sloppiest game of the season on home ice and dropped a 5-4 decision to Los Angeles.It wasn’t as if the Kings played an air tight contest but they didn’t need one. LA was shutout the previous two games but they looked a [...]

Hawks Find a Way to Win in San Jose

Hawks Find a Way to Win in San Jose

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – In a fast paced, entertaining contest that was fun to watch and not so pleasant for either goaltender, the Blackhawks defeated San Jose 5-3. The beauty of sports is the unexpected has to always be considered. Both Corey Crawford and the Sharks Antti Niemi were among the best goalies in [...]

Stan Bowman's Summer of Standing Pat and Readers' Mailbag

Stan Bowman’s Summer of Standing Pat and Readers’ Mailbag

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – So far it has been a summer of inactivity for Blackhawk GM Stan Bowman. Many fans are left bewildered by the failed attempts to acquire big name free agents and a reluctance, or inability, to pull off a significant trade. It would be best for those fretting about next season [...]

For The Blackhawks this July Must be Different than Last July

For The Blackhawks this July Must be Different than Last July

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – Blackhawks fans have had contrary opinions as to why their favorite team didn’t do as well as many anticipated. Some thought head coach Joel Quenneville was the root of the problem and others believed mistakes from GM Stan Bowman led to failed expectation. What can be assumed is both could [...]

In a Very Competitive NHL, GM's can't Afford to Hesitate

In a Very Competitive NHL, GM’s can’t Afford to Hesitate

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – On Friday night the Blackhawks selected forward Teuvo Teravainen as their first selection in the NHL Entry Draft. Some believe Teravainen was a steal at number 18. That belief could be validated a few years from now. Some think the reason Teravainen fell out of the top 10 was because [...]

Trade Thoughts...Stastny, E. Kane and Draft Analyses

Trade Thoughts…Stastny, E. Kane and Draft Analyses

This time of year for die hard hockey fans is like early December for young children who are waiting for Christmas. Anticipation is at a high level for Blackhawk faithful and they are hoping GM Stan Bowman doesn’t disappoint. Bowman didn’t come close to placing a shiny new ten speed under the tree the past [...]

Cup Champs Have Chicago Connections....Plus Some Trade Chatter

Cup Champs Have Chicago Connections….Plus Some Trade Chatter

      CHICAGO(FOX Chicago News) -The 2011-2012 NHL season has officially come to an end with the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. It was an amazing 16-4 playoff run for the Kings. They were machine-like and are a deserving champion. There were Chicago connections with the Kings as their head coach Darryl [...]

Blackhawk Fans Deal with Reasons for Hope and Concern

Blackhawk Fans Deal with Reasons for Hope and Concern

   CHICAGO(FOX Chicago News) – The news floating around concerning a possible NHL lockout as well as the uncertainties surrounding the Blackhawks won’t inspire much enthusiasm amongst Chicago hockey fans. That said Hawk loyalists shouldn’t get down concerning the outlook for next season just yet. Although, the Draft and July 1 are quickly approaching – [...]

Realistic Expectations a Must for Blackhawks Front Office

Realistic Expectations a Must for Blackhawks Front Office

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – Blackhawk rosters before the good fortune of selecting Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in the NHL Entry Draft had a few things in common. The clubs were not equipped with a strong enough core and too many players were asked to be something they were not capable of being. A [...]

Predators Fail to Finish, Fall to the Wings 3-2

Predators Fail to Finish, Fall to the Wings 3-2

The Nashville Predators found out that they have a war in their series with the Detroit Red Wings as the Wings captured a 3-2 win at the Bridgestone Arena to even their series at one game for each team. For the Predators, they found out that matching the intensity of their opponent is essential to [...]

Incomplete Effort Leads to a 3-2 OT Loss in Phoenix

Incomplete Effort Leads to a 3-2 OT Loss in Phoenix

As entertaining as watching the Blackhawks can be, they can also be equally as frustrating. As sometimes is the case, the Hawks gave their fans a little of everything, but in the end not enough. The Coyotes were outplayed badly in the opening 15 minutes Thursday night but when all was said and done, they [...]

Bowman on the Clock as Blackhawks Struggle in Anaheim

Bowman on the Clock as Blackhawks Struggle in Anaheim

The Blackhawks played one solid period in Anaheim which was more than they accomplished the day before but it still wasn’t good enough. The Hawks were defeated 3-1 but at least they scored a power play goal to break a 0-39 dry spell. Yes, it is a bad time. To cite scoring one power play [...]

Concussion an Issue for the NHL, And Now for Jonathan Toews?

Concussion an Issue for the NHL, And Now for Jonathan Toews?

The injury woes for the Blackhawks have taken a turn for the worse since the calendar rolled over to 2012. Gone are the days of almost no injuries for the Hawks and if the latest report is correct it could be a serious blow. On Wednesday, Joel Quenneville commented on the injury status of Jonathan [...]