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Brent Seabrook Hit A Microcosm of Blackhawks’ Chief Problem

An impressive comeback from a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 was all for naught for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon. Brent Seabrook’s brutal hit on St. Louis’ David Backes […]

by · April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Chicago Blackhawks Have A Blatant Weakness

The Chicago Blackhawks certainly are not a team lacking for star power. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith, and Brent Seabrook round out one of the […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Three Reasons the Chicago Blackhawks won’t Make the Stanley Cup Finals

There are so many clichés to lay upon the 2013-14 edition of the Chicago Blackhawks. You know the ones: “It’s nearly impossible to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions” and “Stumbling […]

Teuvo Teravainen is expected to join the Blackhawks before the playoffs. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Blackhawks Have Solved the Teuvo Teravainen Dilemma

Teuvo Teravainen was all the rage in Chicago mere weeks ago, with Blackhawks fans eager to declare him the solution to a multi-year roster hole at the second line center […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Prospects
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson - Photo Credit:  Andy Martin Jr

The Passion of the Hammer

It hurts to watch Niklas Hjalmarsson play hockey.  If you’ve seen a Chicago Blackhawks game in the last five years, you’ve witnessed the above scenario many times.  Nobody sacrifices his […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 2 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Buchnevich has the offensive skill like Patrick Kane. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Patrick Kane: An NHL Biography and Success Story

Patrick Kane’s seven seasons in the NHL have had more highs than many players experience in careers that last twenty years, but he has also been through more than his […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 5 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Strange Condition: UC Not the Same Without Toews and Kane

Thursday night at the United Center is going to be strange.  There will be no #19.  There will be no #88.  The last time Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks take their time out late in the 4/10/11 game vs Detroit (picture by Cheryl Adams)

Which Team Wins A Blackhawks/Avalanche First Round Playoff Series?

With half a month still left to go in the season, several first round playoff series nonetheless seem inevitable. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the batch is the Chicago […]

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Will the Hawks Crash and Burn Without Patrick Kane?

Last week’s news of the loss of Patrick Kane was certainly not welcome for Chicago Blackhawks fans. The Hawks had just squeaked through the Olympic break, bringing home 3 gold and […]

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Live Blog: Bruins vs Blackhawks – Chapter Two, Round Two

All you ever hear about is 17 seconds. Not the 6:33 that the Bruins failed to preserve the lead for, nor the 58.3 seconds that the Bruins failed to tie […]

Patrick Kane

Lord Stanley’s Mug Slipping Further Away From the Hawks?

They are battered and bruised, fighting for home-ice advantage and have history working against them. These are the cards the Blackhawks have been dealt, as the playoffs approach. Last week, […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
Teuvo Teravainen is expected to join the Blackhawks before the playoffs. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Are Unrealistic Expectations Making Teuvo Teravainen Overhyped?

I’m not here to rain on anyone’s parade. Heck, I even enjoyed the buzz surrounding Teuvo Teravainen’s debut with the Blackhawks. But there’s a difference between anxiousness and overkill; funny […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks