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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 [...]

While playing with the Penguins, McClelland learned a number of tips on how to fight better from Paul Baxter, a fellow southpaw, who went on to become his adversary. McClelland had several highlight-reel bouts with the scrappy Flame, including a dominant knockout victory over his former mentor.

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 [...]

Rockford… Blackhawks? And Blackhawks Blackhawks.

Rockford… Blackhawks? And Blackhawks Blackhawks.

First off, the Blackhawks took to the sunny South to play the Panthers and Lightning. The Panthers gave the Hawks a scare but they prevailed in a shootout. Tampa Bay capitalized on a sloppy Hawks play but it was a back and forth affair which ended up in the in a showdown shootout which ended [...]

Choose Your Storyline: Hawks vs. Leafs

Choose Your Storyline: Hawks vs. Leafs

For this particular blogger, tonight’s game between the Leafs and Hawks will be a tense one. The storylines run deeper than most due to the fact that I live in Leafs’ Nation. A “must win” from a personal level because when you live in Leafs-Land and work for a sports TV station for 5 years, [...]

Fast Feather Friday

Fast Feather Friday

 The Blackhawks play the New York Islanders tonight, followed by their first back-to-back games of this young NHL season versus the lowly Buffalo Sabres. Fast Feather Friday is something I’m going to do from time to time to get you quickly set up for the weekend. I’ll pose quick stats/facts and slightly entertaining banter as [...]

Who Gets More?

Who Gets More?

  It feels like forever ago when the Hawks won the Cup/played their first regular reason game in 2013. Sure it’s only been 3 days in between games but with all the excitement of the start of this NHL season, it was a tease to have them play opening day and then not until Saturday. [...]

There’s No Way That Happens II: Blackhawks Predictions

There’s No Way That Happens II: Blackhawks Predictions

In January 2013 when the lockout was lifted, I constructed this masterpiece called “There’s No Way That Happens” Serving as a prediction piece, I’m back for round 2. Before I jump into this years predictions, which were pretty… pretty… pretty bang on last year (sarcasm intended), I want to comment on the roster and training [...]

Fleeing the Nest

Fleeing the Nest

  The Blackhawks are a few games into the pre-season schedule that will see them play 6 tilts throughout. This camp feels more intense than high school tryout. It is healthy human nature to have this high level of competition. This appears to be more intense because there’s a lot of make or break years [...]

Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig looks to see the ice on a nightly basis in 2013-14.

B-52 READY FOR TAKEOFF? Bollig Here To Stay

One of the unexpected incidents in last night’s exhibition game against Pittsburgh was the game-tying goal in the third period by Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Brandon Bollig. Bollig has been better known in his professional career for using his hands more for dishing out knuckle sandwiches and Hertz donuts than goals and assists. But at this [...]

Baby Blackhawks Update

Baby Blackhawks Update

  This will be a quick analysis on the Blackhawks Prospect Tournament, which was held in London, Ontario. A snapshot only, because I was slacking off and I’m really late getting this blog out and training camp is already well under way. I went to London last Thursday (September 5th) to watch the Baby Blackhawks [...]