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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
~ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
The Chicago Blackhawks took some beatings in the media over the last couple years. A remarkable amount of keystrokes tapped loud and clear on message boards. For the most part, it was deserved. The fans were upset they had to part with their fan favourites. “See ya Andrew Ladd. Nice knowing ya Dustin Byfuglien. Yay, [...]
Do I owe an apology to the Blackhawks’ front office? I was very critical that the Hawks were not tough enough for the playoff grind. Well, sitting here today, they are enjoying a 2-0 lead in the Conference Finals vs. the L.A. Kings. A mere 2 wins away from another trip to the Stanley Cup [...]
The Blackhawks have locked up 1st overall in the Western Conference. They have 4 games left to maintain their lead over the Penguins for tops in the league. The quest for the Presidents’ Trophy shouldn’t affect Coach Q’s decisions leading into the playoffs. It appears the Patrick Sharp return was rushed, which then found him [...]
The post-mortem on Stan’s 2013 trade deadline has come in and some may see his performance as a premeditated attempt to an early exit in the playoffs. The reality was there were too many teams still in the race, creating a more stagnant deadline “frenzy”. After watching GMs overpay for role players and Bowman’s unwillingness [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning is 26-26-6 with 58 points through 58 games. After 58 games last season, the Bolts were 34-18-6 with 74 points. The Bolts are in fourth place in the Southeast Division and trail the division leading Florida Panthers by seven points. Tampa Bay is in 11th place in the 15 team Eastern Conference, six points out [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-17-3 with 31 points through 34 games. After 34 games last season, the Bolts were 19-10-5 with 43 points. The Bolts are in fourth place in the Southeast Division and trail the division leading Florida Panthers by twelve points. Tampa Bay has fallen to 13th place in the 15 team Eastern Conference. After 34 [...]
When the 2010-11 NHL regular season ended about three weeks ago, some teams analyzed the production of some of their key players thinking why did we give so much money to the players listed below. While some productive players like Joe Thornton (21 goals, but 70 points), Henrik Sedin (19 goals, but 94 points) and [...]
News and notes from around Hockeywood, LA.
If Drew Doughty and Michal Handzus had their way, they would play every power play and the rest of the team would just draw the calls. The Canucks’ penalty killing woes continued on Monday night, Drew Doughty and Michal Handzus had three power play points each on three consecutive power plays for the Kings, all [...]
The Los Angeles Kings look to put a strangle hold on the Vancouver Canucks tonight on home ice. Game four is tonight from the Staples Center beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. PST.
The Los Angeles Kings return home for Game 3 against the Vancouver Canucks. Will the momentum from game 2 ride into the Staples Center tonight? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. PST, 10:00 p.m. EST.