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Marian Hossa (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Player Evaluation: Marian Hossa

Our 2nd installment of this years Player Evaluation is Marian Hossa. This year Marian is due for $7,900,000 placing him right behind Duncan Keith in terms of salary. Hossa led […]

by · August 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
Brett Kulak has the potential to develop into a Duncan Keith type blueliner (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Player Evaluation: Duncan Keith

This year we’ll be counting down the days to training camp (Mon-Fri) with player evaluations heading into the season. We’ll go in order of highest salary to lowest salary so […]

by · August 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
Five NHL Head Coaches on the Hot Seat

Five NHL Head Coaches on the Hot Seat

Ok, I confess. As a longtime Kings devotee, I am most definitely not a Ducks fan. That original Disney logo with the duck-shaped hockey mask between the crisscrossing hockey sticks […]

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How the West Has Fared Post-Lockout

With the current CBA about to expire, it’s time to look at how the NHL’s Western Conference has fared since the 2004-2005 lockout…

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Congratulations, Mike Gapski!

    As hockey fans, and sports fans in general, we often get so caught up in what’s happening on the ice that we may forget about all the hard […]

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Pre-Season NHL Rankings: The Western Conference

This off-season has been full of surprising twists and turns in the NHL world, from Shea Weber signing an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Nashville Predators’ matching […]

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The Best Late Round Gems of the NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part II – ’03-’07 Drafts)

Last month, I documented some of the NHL’s best late round picks of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Players such as Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Bieksa, and Brooks […]

Central Division Failure: Blackhawks Should Reap Rewards

Central Division Failure: Blackhawks Should Reap Rewards

With Shea Weber accepting an offer sheet at an upwards of $100M over 14 years from the Philadelphia Flyers, it has put the Nashville Predators in an incredibly tough spot […]

by · July 19, 2012 · 3 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Wilhelm Westlund plays a simple all-around game like Johnny Oduya. (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Johnny Oduya: Howduya Look Now?

Stan Bowman decided to extend Oduya to a three-year contract extension on May 29th, just under a month before free agency, making Johnny Oduya the topic of conversation leading up […]

by · July 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Five Games to Watch in 2012-13

The NHL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Provided negotiations are successful on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement – or both sides reach an agreement to […]

Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks Would Benefit Us All

Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks Would Benefit Us All

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is in Vegas this week to play poker. While that might be a note-worthy story in its own right, it’s an interview he did right […]