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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 [...]

Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

Not to Be Denied, Blackhawks Capture the Stanley Cup

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks completed a magical season with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 over the Boston Bruins. With the win the Hawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.The year started out with an incredible run of 24 consecutive wins without a regulation loss for the Blackhawks. Monday night, [...]

Hawks Do What it Takes and Lead Series 3-1

Hawks Do What it Takes and Lead Series 3-1

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The bad luck continues for the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks did what was needed to record a 3-0 victory and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. To win a Stanley Cup a team needs some luck, not to sustain key injuries and to benefit from favorable matchups. [...]

Outplayed Again in 3rd Hawks Fall- Coach Q. Likes Effort??

Outplayed Again in 3rd Hawks Fall- Coach Q. Likes Effort??

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -There are 12 games to go in the regular season and the biggest obstacle the Chicago Blackhawks will face is themselves.The St. Louis Blues came into Thursday night’s contest as a playoff bubble team and skated away with two hard fought points. The Hawks are one of the best teams in [...]

Hawks Come Out Asleep and Fall on Home Ice to Oilers

Hawks Come Out Asleep and Fall on Home Ice to Oilers

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -It would be natural for the Chicago Blackhawks to collectively take a deep breath after their consecutive point streak was snapped. Unfortunately the Hawks came out on Sunday night and it wasn’t a pause, but more like a deep sleep. The Oilers were in complete control and the Hawks were barely [...]

The New and Improved Blackhawks and Why

The New and Improved Blackhawks and Why

Chicago – Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews has been out of action since playing on February 19 versus St. Louis. Toews appears close to returning from a concussion but it isn’t etched in stone he will be back for the Minnesota game on Thursday. The sad truth is Toews could still have a setback Wednesday or [...]

When is Being Physical Excessive? Hawks Top Canuck In a Fierce Clash

When is Being Physical Excessive? Hawks Top Canuck In a Fierce Clash

In a game that had something for everyone, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in overtime. There is no better rivalry in the NHL than a Chicago-Vancouver contest, and Wednesday night was a great example. For those who get squeamish when the rough stuff is a big part of a hockey game, they [...]

Hawks Salvage a Point…The Decline of Keith and Carcillo Resigned

Hawks Salvage a Point…The Decline of Keith and Carcillo Resigned

In what could be best described as a strange game, the Blackhawks clawed their way back to pick up one point Sunday night. The Los Angeles Kings swarmed the Hawks early and came away with a 3-2 shootout victory. If not for Ray Emery, the Hawks could have been trailing by a few goals instead [...]

Toews Injured as Hawks Fall to Predators

Toews Injured as Hawks Fall to Predators

The Blackhawks split their weekend games and hopefully the loss to Nashville on Saturday was the worst of their problems. On Friday, the Panthers and the Hawks squared off in a contest that at times looked as if it was being played in about six inches of snow. After the NHL lockout games are played [...]

Blackhawks Snap Four-Game Losing Streak Versus Jackets

Blackhawks Snap Four-Game Losing Streak Versus Jackets

The Blackhawks finally recorded a win in 2012, though it came against the worse team in the NHL. It wasn’t a masterpiece, but the Hawks battled hard and found a way to put the Blue Jackets away and record a 5-2 victory. Viktor Stalberg has owned Columbus this season, and his good fortune continued against [...]

Hawks Show Up In 3rd Period To Stun Sharks

Hawks Show Up In 3rd Period To Stun Sharks

Those who recorded Sunday night’s Hawks’ game and haven’t watched it yet, take my advice: Fast forward to the third period and don’t waste a second watching the opening 40 minutes. Many of the 21,456 who were in attendance would agree most of this contest was forgettable. Fortunately, the ending was great, as the Hawks [...]

Hawk Fans Should Be Happy, If Not, Don’t Blame Quenneville

Hawk Fans Should Be Happy, If Not, Don’t Blame Quenneville

After 27 games played the Blackhawks have accumulated 35 points. That’s one fewer then than the league leading Pittsburgh Penguins. The Hawks don’t always look good winning. They often can get by without putting forth a complete effort. But no matter how they are viewed the Hawks have won 16 games in regulation. That’s a [...]

Ugly Loss in Edmonton Raises Questions

Ugly Loss in Edmonton Raises Questions

If the Blackhawks would have played well and lost back to back games to the Flames and Oilers, no big deal. The Hawks normally have their way with Calgary and haven’t lost in Edmonton in almost four years. But after all, even the best teams take it on the chin from time to time. Putting [...]

Smarter Hawks Win Fourth Straight In Vancouver

Smarter Hawks Win Fourth Straight In Vancouver

A well-focused and smarter group of Blackhawks showed up in Vancouver and came away with an impressive 5-1 victory. The Hawks weren’t only the better team, they were also the least penalized club, which was a meaningful achievement. The Blackhawks performed very differently than when they met the Canucks at the United Center some 11 [...]

Will Line Changes Help?…Plus How To Fix a Broken Power Play

Will Line Changes Help?…Plus How To Fix a Broken Power Play

The Blackhawks will square off against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night, the first game for the Blues since they fired head coach Davis Payne. As far as the Blackhawks are concerned, they need to define a system of play. Copying another successful power play might not be a bad idea. Even when the Hawks [...]

Hawks Win Depite Themselves As Crawford Shines

Hawks Win Depite Themselves As Crawford Shines

Blackhawks fans will either look back to the beginning of the 2011-2012 campaign as a foreshadowing of great times or as an indicator of future problems. The Hawks keep winning, but they often succeed despite themselves. On Thursday night, the Blackhawks defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in a shootout. The game marked the fifth time [...]

Quenneville And Hawks Prove To Be Best

Quenneville And Hawks Prove To Be Best

It took the Chicago Blackhawksquite a while to conquer the Detroit Red Wings, the club they set out to emulate a few years ago. Thursday night in Colorado, the Avalanche appeared to have become the team they wanted to pattern themselves after. In the opening frame, it looked as if Colorado would handle the class [...]

Third Period Woes A Bad Habit – Time To Reunite Keith And Seabrook??

Third Period Woes A Bad Habit – Time To Reunite Keith And Seabrook??

Saturday night at the United Center, the stage was set for a great matchup. Two Original Six teams, the previous two Stanley Cup winners, were on the ice in front of 22,073 boisterous fans. The game was entertaining, and when it was over the club that made the fewest costly errors was the winner. Losing [...]

Hawks Split As Quenneville Keeps Tinkering

Hawks Split As Quenneville Keeps Tinkering

We found out a couple of things about the Blackhawks this past weekend: There is room for improvement and Head Coach Joel Quenneville is not going to take a relaxed approach. Quenneville is known for almost constant line juggling, but he also opened this season with a couple of new roster wrinkles. For the most [...]

No Nonsense Opinions on Ice Hog Prospects + More

No Nonsense Opinions on Ice Hog Prospects + More

On Monday night I took part in an interview conducted by Chris Block of the The Third Man.com. Mike Peck, the play by play man for the Rockford Ice Hogs was also part of the webcast. Mike provided some valuable insights on many of the young Ice Hogs. It was refreshing to listen to Mike [...]