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Will Duncan Keith Win Second Norris Trophy?

In an effort to reel in his second career Norris Trophy, Duncan Keith faces stiff competition. While the Blackhawks have slipped to fifth in the Western Conference, the ninth year […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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The Importance of Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews gets a lot of press, some if it occasionally going a bit over the top. Such hyperbole, however, is in itself a representation of the elite level Chicago’s […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 4 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Video: Chicago Blackhawks’ Top 5 Plays of 2013-14

The 82-game NHL season sometimes seems like it will go on ad infinitum. Players often describe it as a “battle” and a “slog,” like trying to run through a mile-long […]

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Did Duncan Keith Ruin Daniel Sedin?

It is no secret that the lack of offensive punch, especially on the power play, has been one of the keys to the Canucks’ mediocre play in 2013-14.  Vancouver currently […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 3 comments · Vancouver Canucks
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The 2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks: How They Were Built

In this golden age of Blackhawks hockey, it has become a common fallacy to attribute the team’s success solely to its biggest stars. Those subscribing to this particular credit-giving schedule […]

by · January 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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NHL Award Favorites Halfway Through 2013-14

With most teams hovering around the 41-game mark, it’s as good a time as any to predict the eventual winners of the major individual trophies for the 2013-14 NHL season… […]

Patrick Sharp Causes Avalanche of Tears

Patrick Sharp Causes Avalanche of Tears

We’re going to talk about Patrick Sharp. In the United Center, a message is shown on the jumbotron early in each Blackhawks tilt to text your “first star of the […]

by · December 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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The NHL’s Suspension System Is Broken

The NHL’s discipline system has been an abject failure with respect to intentional hits or blows to the head and their consequent punishment. I’ll be frank: Suspension lengths are far […]

by · December 11, 2013 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Suspensions
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Blackhawks Quarter-Season: Grading Individual Players – Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1, then read Part 1. In part 2, we’ll grade the Blackhawks stars. Same rules apply. There is no need to be upset. Grading Scale […]

by · November 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Fantasy Hockey IDP: A Midsummer Night Reality?

It has come to this. When ESPN opens up their doors for fantasy hockey, the IDP (Individual Defensive Players) league will have its inaugural campaign. Here at THW, we are always looking to push the […]

by · August 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
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What does Bouwmeester’s Contract Mean for Pietrangelo?

After being signed to take over the #1 defenseman role in Calgary in the summer of 2009, Jay Bouwmeester found himself wearing the Bluenote at the trade deadline last season. […]

by · August 3, 2013 · 2 comments · Free Agents, St Louis Blues
Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Canada Unveils Coaching Staff and Orientation Camp Roster for Sochi

Two important announcements were made this week by Hockey Canada and specifically 2014 Olympic architect Steve Yzerman. They announced that Mike Babcock would be behind the bench again to lead Canada […]

by · July 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics