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Hawks Win: A Day in the Life of a Hockey Fan

Hawks Win: A Day in the Life of a Hockey Fan

December 12th, 2017 It was a very busy day.I had to take the daughter to the urgent care as she wasn’t feeling well. I had to finish the grocery shopping. Everyone insisted this was the day to decorate the Christmas tree. An item needed to be run across town sooner rather than later. I was out and about so much,...
Chicago Blackhawks Notable Concerns

Chicago Blackhawks Notable Concerns

December 9th, 2017 When the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-1) in their first game of the season back in October, it felt like a collective sigh of relief. After their dreadful showing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where they were humiliated in a best-of-seven series by the Nashville...

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November 17th, 2017
Chicago Blackhawks

A little over a month into the 2017-18 season, the Chicago Blackhawks have had their fair share of ups and downs. After a successful matchup against the New York Rangers, the future of the Blackhawks looks bright. Veterans like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been successful as of late, but plenty of the younger Hawks show plenty of promise.Here are four players to watch for the rest of the season. John Hayden John Hayden's grit and speed make him a fun player to watch, and he's had a productive season so far with two goals and five assists. Coach Joel Quenneville spoke to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times on Hayden's role on the Hawks: 'One thing we’ve noticed this year is his patience and play recognition with the puck,' coach Joel Quenneville said. 'Hopefully he gets more comfortable with the puck and confident taking it to the net. It’s not easy to teach that, but he’s willing to do that. That’s a big step forward in his game.'Hayden may...
November 14th, 2017
Long Read

Chicago Blackhawks’ fans saw just about everything from their team this past week. The Hawks showed no sense of urgency last Thursday in Philadelphia, losing 3-1. In Carolina on Saturday, they got off to another slow start, but managed to claw their way back and pull out a 4-3 overtime win. Finally, they had a great first period Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, only to blow their lead and lose 7-5. The consistency of their inconsistency is maddening. Here are some takeaways from Chicago’s win and two losses in this sixth week of the season. Winner of the Week: Alex DeBrincat It looks like the rookie is finally starting to find his way. After scoring three goals in the first 16 games (two of them empty netters), DeBrincat has posted three goals and an assist in the last two games. He now stands at six goals and five assists, for 11 points overall.While he didn’t get on the scoresheet against the Flyers, DeBrincat managed four shots on goal while playing on the...
November 13th, 2017
Blackhawks History

This week we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should be up next for inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame. This week we're looking at Steve Larmer. Ranking Larmer441 career goals (63rd all-time) 571 career assists (91st all-time) 1,012 career points (80th all-time) 162 career power play goals (31st all-time) 24 short-handed goals (44th all-time) 60 game-winning goals (66th all-time) 56 playoff goals (39th all-time) 131 playoff points (40th all-time) 0.438 goals per game (65th all-time) 1.006 points per game (46th all-time) 0.4 playoff goals per game (54th all-time) 0.936 playoff points per game (52nd all-time)Why He Should Get In Larmer is a good player who...
November 10th, 2017
Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Carolina Hurricanes match up Saturday night for the first time this season at the PNC Arena. It’s slated as a must-see game for Hawks fans, mostly because there’s a number of ex-Blackhawks now playing for Carolina. We were fortunate enough to hook up with Mark Shiver, The Hockey Writers' contributor for the Hurricanes and he was kind enough to share his thoughts about some of our missed friends.Gail Kauchak: The Hurricanes acquired Scott Darling this year to be their starting goaltender after he spent the last three seasons as a stellar backup to the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford. Have you been happy with Darling’s performance so far? Does he have what it takes to be the No. 1 netminder for the 'Canes?Mark Shiver: Personally,  I have not been pleased with Darling’s performance so far this year. He seems sluggish and has missed goals he probably should've stopped. The jury is still out on whether or not he has what it takes to be the...

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Top 5 Captains in Blackhawks History

To be named the captain of an NHL team is an honor. He is the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after a victory and is often the center of media attention. He is the one who interacts with the refs on the ice and is often the face of the organization. Every team has a captain, but not every team has a... June 17th, 2017

Joel Quenneville: Greatest Head Coach in NHL History?

If you have even a limited knowledge of NHL history, I can probably guess what you're thinking: No. Has this guy lost his mind? No sane individual with at least a modest appreciation for the game's history would attempt to craft an argument that the venerable William Scott "Scotty" Bowman is not... April 10th, 2017

Top 3 All-Time Chicago Blackhawks Goalies

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's "Original Six" teams. As such, Chicago has gone through many goalies in the history of the franchise — some memorable, and some not so memorable. For this list, the focus will be not just on the most memorable, but the absolute best. The cream of the... February 24th, 2017

The Best of 'Mr. Goalie' Glenn Hall

On this date, Jan. 27, 1960, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Glenn Hall sets an NHL record for consecutive games played by a goaltender when he appears in his 329th straight game, a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens. Hall breaks the mark set by the Montreal Canadiens' Georges... January 27th, 2017