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Hawks Up A Creek Without A Seabrook

Hawks Up A Creek Without A Seabrook

There are a lot of fans emotionally displaced today because of a unraveled Chicago Blackhawks team. A team that has blown Game #1 AND Game #2 of a series they now do not deserve to win. Unfortunately, Blackhawks fans, you have no one to be angry with than your beloved players you’ve backed all year. Mr. [...]

Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

St. Louis claimed game #1 on Thursday night in their own barn. We laughed, we cried and we were extremely tired the next day. This marathon ended in triple overtime with the Blues prevailing on an Alex Steen goal. A real crotch-grab moment for Hawks fans after Toews & Co. were looking to pull off [...]

Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

  The Hawks bit the dust again versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. They just flat out didn’t play well. They haven’t been playing well for a while now. After the Olympics, I assumed there may be some fatigue. No excuses now, as with just a few weeks away, the #blackhawks are performing about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

FINALly

FINALly

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, [...]

Stan, Please Accept My Apology?

Stan, Please Accept My Apology?

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 [...]

No Hard Feelings… It’s the Playoffs

No Hard Feelings… It’s the Playoffs

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 [...]

Blackhawks: Trading Places

Blackhawks: Trading Places

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 [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning Week in Review – Featuring The Quarterdeck Log

Tampa Bay Lightning Week in Review – Featuring The Quarterdeck Log

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 [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning Week in Review

Tampa Bay Lightning Week in Review

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 [...]