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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 [...]

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, [...]

There Goes the Neighborhood...Team

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

It’s been a while since we’ve written, faithful readers. Largely because we wrote back in September about this season was going to pan out, with a highly on point degree of accuracy. We predicted injuries- specifically Evgeny Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky from overuse at their ages. We predicted the missing the playoffs that was inevitable [...]

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since capturing the Stanley Cup and ripping the proverbial heart out of the city of Boston in a mere seventeen seconds, the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks were back at TD Garden on Thursday evening for a showdown against the Bruins. The two teams had met once earlier this season, a [...]

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 [...]

The Sweet Just Isn’t as Sweet without the Sour

The Sweet Just Isn’t as Sweet without the Sour

  The Chicago Blackhawks received a hard slap of reality on Saturday night in Toronto. The Leafs came out with a strong effort and the lifeless Hawks could not be bothered to pushback and weather the storm. A storm outside the building didn’t stop Leafs Nation getting to this Original 6 matchup. This was Chicago’s [...]

Fast Feather Saturday

Fast Feather Saturday

Tonight’s game between the Blackhawks and the Maple Leafs is by no means a must win for the road team. Well, not on paper at least. As a Blackhawks fan living in the GTA, it would have to be considered a must win though. Here’s some quick hits to set you up for the matchup [...]

Work Your Magic Weeks

Work Your Magic Weeks

The Chicago Blackhawks welcomed the Florida Panthers with open arms on Sunday as it was just what the doctor ordered. You’re suffering from severe Penalty Killing symptoms? Not a problem, the 28th worst PP is coming to town. You’re looking to get back to your winning ways? I’ve got you covered with the 27th  best [...]

Fast Feather Friday

Fast Feather Friday

I’ve been slacking on the blogging lately and this blog isn’t going to exactly redeem my status on the world wide web. This is my Fast Feather Friday edition with the latest snack-size facts on the Hawks. Yours truly will have some more in depth pieces coming out in the near future, leading up to [...]

Fast Feather Friday (11/8/13)

Fast Feather Friday (11/8/13)

~ BREAKING: I thought Claude Noel would be the first coach fired but Dale Tallon has just let go Kevin Dineen and staff this morning. Other’s should follow shortly. Brian Rolston’s brother, I’m looking at you! ~ Patrick Kane is pure magic: his work against the Jets, stickhandling through them like butter was a sight [...]

Rink Recollections: Kevin McClelland, 1981-1994

Rink Recollections: Kevin McClelland, 1981-1994

  By Brian D’Ambrosio, Kevin McClelland joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1981 assuming that he would be a ‘mucker’ and a ‘grinder’. Two seasons later, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers and his role changed from ‘grinder’ to guardian. Overflowing with the skillful likes of Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, and Paul Coffey, the team [...]

Lazy Sunday UPDATE: Hindsight is… Something Alright

Lazy Sunday UPDATE: Hindsight is… Something Alright

11/3/13: Update on a Lazy Sunday. So what I don’t want to write another blog. Lay off me, back-to-back’s are HARD! The Hawks had a nice win yesterday vs. the Winnipeg Froliks. It was almost embarrassing to watch if you put yourself in the skates of the players you used to love like Ladd, Big [...]