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Pretend No More

Pretend No More

This has to be sounding like the same old same old, but unfortunately for months a similar story has surfaced. On the bright side, well maybe a less cloudy side, the pretense appears over.  This season the Blackhawks have pulled fans along with the hope that eventually all will be well.  It wasn’t intentional deceit [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Shooting Down Some Pens Rumors

DAILY RUMORS: Shooting Down Some Pens Rumors

Seemingly every season since Pittsburgh Penguins superstar center Sidney Crosby broke into the NHL there’s been suggestions of how much better his point numbers would be, and in turn how many more games the Penguins would win, if he had a quality scoring winger. The Pens had addressed that for a short period late in [...]

Hawks Roll On and Jake Dowell Deserves A Promotion

Hawks Roll On and Jake Dowell Deserves A Promotion

The game at the United Center on Sunday wasn’t a barn burner but the Blackhawks did what they needed and came away with two points. The Blue Jackets were highly motivated after getting humiliated at the hands of the Canucks in their previous game, but they couldn’t sustain a top effort throughout sixty minutes. I [...]

Hossa Back....Crawford Out Sick

Hossa Back….Crawford Out Sick

The word out of the morning skate… Marian Hossa and Viktor Stalberg return to action tonight. Marty Turco gets the start as Corey Crawford is sick. Hannu Toivonen was recalled fom Rockford and will back-up Turco. Patrick Kane is still out and has been placed on Injured Reserve. The Blue Jackets are coming off an [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Senators Shopping Spezza?

DAILY RUMORS: Senators Shopping Spezza?

Once Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray claimed he’d held trade talks with several teams as one option to shake up his moribund roster it was inevitable the Jason Spezza trade rumors would flare up again. Sure enough, “Eklund” of Hockeybuzz and Andy Strickland of “True Hockey” claimed there were rumors of Murray shopping Spezza. [...]

Hawks Win a Pair, But Quenneville Still Searching for Right Mix

Hawks Win a Pair, But Quenneville Still Searching for Right Mix

The Hawks skated away with four points over the weekend. No matter how they snatch a win all that matters is the bottom line….Kind of. That said the next two games versus St. Louis and Vancouver will be a much bigger test. As much as the Hawks have seemed to have had a spell over [...]

Hawks Need A Better Effort

Hawks Need A Better Effort

The Hawks travel to Columbus looking for a win and a solid 60 minute effort. It appears Chicago will be without Patrick Kane who did not travel with the team. If Kane is still out sick, maybe Jeremy Morin will be called up to fill in at forward. I will update  later if the Hawks announce [...]

Predictions for the Season!  What if...

Predictions for the Season! What if…

Are the Red Wings too old? Have the Blackhawks lost too many players? Will the Kings, Coyotes and/or Avs slide back down? Can Calgary or St. Louis return to the playoffs? How bad is Edmonton? Is Nashville a serious threat? All of these questions…and more…are answered in this season preview.

Central Division Preview

Central Division Preview

The wait is over, as a long hot summer has given way to the crispness of fall and the return of hockey. Fans everywhere await the puck drop for their favorite team and dream of what might be in this upcoming season.  The Central Division has produced 2 of the last 3 Stanley Cup champions, and it [...]

Habs Lose Boucher to Lightning

Habs Lose Boucher to Lightning

UPDATE: According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Habs assistant coach might be the next one to leave the organization, having been offered the job to coach the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings. Along with Boucher and potentially Kirk Muller, this could mean some big changes in management for Montreal this summer. According to various sources, [...]

New Blue Jackets Head Coach - Scott Arniel

New Blue Jackets Head Coach – Scott Arniel

Scott Arniel, coach of the AHL’s Mannitoba Moose, has officially been hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets to be their new head coach. Guy Boucher rejected the Jackets offer in order to accept the job with the Tampa Bay Lightning (Hey Guy…enjoy Mike Smith!) To be honest, I don’t know much about Arniel, he seems [...]

2010 NHL Entry Draft Drawing Takes Place TONIGHT

2010 NHL Entry Draft Drawing Takes Place TONIGHT

At 8pm Eastern time, the NY Islanders will get their 2nd lottery win in a row and skip from #5 to the #1 slot. Ok, ok, you aren’t buying it. Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Jokes aside, tonight comes, right before the playoffs, the Draft Lottery which is produced and televised by TSN [...]

Pssssssss........

Pssssssss……..

With my eyes shut I listened intently but couldn’t hear the air coming out of the Blackhawks season. But last night it sure felt like things were slipping away.  Most of the 22,043 in attendance were just happy to be there but some did show displeasure with a few boos.  The Hawks hit an exacta against [...]

Reign of Noel

Reign of Noel

It has now been three games with Claude Noel behind the bench for the Jackets, and so far it’s been three straight wins. Dallas, Buffalo, and league leaders San Jose have all fallen to the Noel-led Jackets who have their eyes on a fourth home win against Vancouver tonight. While it has only been three [...]

Today's Trade Deadline...*Update 2:20 CST

Today’s Trade Deadline…*Update 2:20 CST

As the pre- Olympic trade deadline is upon us one thing has become obvious.  There are only a handful of teams which are clearly out of the playoff chase. That would be the reason for a general manager to acquire someone today, before a two week hiatus and pay his salary. There is a more [...]

Mission Accomplished, So Far...

Mission Accomplished, So Far…

It might be too soon to say the student has become the teacher but the Blackhawks have now come away with three straight wins over the Red Wings.  This time Detroit had more big guns back in the lineup and probably deserved a better fate. Both teams were playing their third game in four nights [...]

Huet Sparkles, Keith Shines... Hawks Win

Huet Sparkles, Keith Shines… Hawks Win

The Blackhawks came out of the gate strongly against the Columbus Blue Jackets. They were determined and appeared to be the hungrier club. The result was an end to a two game losing streak and renewed hope their number one goalie is not gong to falter. Although the Hawks dominated the Jackets early they couldn’t [...]

Three Huge Games

Three Huge Games

It’s show time for the Chicago Blackhawks.  The most important three games sequence of the season starts tonight at the United Center. The Hawks will play the Columbus Blue Jackets in the next two games and then will face the Red Wings in Detroit on Sunday.  The Hawks face a difficult task.  For the first [...]

Is Cam Barker Being Phased Out?

Is Cam Barker Being Phased Out?

The Blackhawks captured nine out of a possible twelve points on their long circus road trip. After thumping the San Jose Sharks, an emotional let down and fatigue did appear to set in during the final two games.  I heard Jesse Rogers from Espn Chicago.com mention on the radio the other day the best circus [...]