Will Rest Determine Blackhawks' Fate?

Will Rest Determine Blackhawks' Fate?

February 19th, 2018 Every time the Blackhawks have a long break between games, they come out flat and lose badly in the next. Isn't that the opposite of what you'd expect? If a team has more rest, they should be expected to play better, in theory. I decided to look into how rest effects player performance and...
Who Will Be Corey Crawford's Replacement?

Who Will Be Corey Crawford's Replacement?

February 19th, 2018 The mysterious injury of Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has plagued his team for much of the season, and recently, fans were informed that this injury may extend far beyond this season. As many fans know, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is often cryptic in his dialogue with the...

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February 10th, 2018
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It's no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks have struggled this season, but since being recalled from the minors in December, Vinnie Hinostroza has become one of their rising stars. Putting aside whether or not he has what it takes to make it in the NHL, there is no question that he has grown as a player since his rookie season. Here are five quick facts about Vinnie Hinostroza. 1. Chicago Native Like his teammate Ryan Hartman, Hinostroza was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, where every kid dreams of playing for a Chicago sports team and they are among the few whose dream has actually come true. Hinostroza says,"Since I was four years old, I not only wanted to be a part of an NHL organization, but the Blackhawks growing up in Chicago, it's a dream come true. It just puts so much more honor in it because I grew up watching the Blackhawks level and dreaming of playing in it." When a fan at the 2017 Blackhawks Convention asked what it was like to play for his...
February 8th, 2018
Editor's Choice

"Shoulda, woulda, coulda." Those words are being uttered more these days than ever by fans of the Chicago Blackhawks due to somewhat questionable decisions by general manager Stan Bowman. Many fans like to think the organization would be headed in a different direction if they were the general manager, saying they would do things differently. Today, I am going to address some of the most mentioned "mistakes" that Bowman has made, as well as how they could have been avoided. Atrocious Contract of Brent Seabrook Earlier this year, Brent Seabrook was scratched for the first time in his lengthy career simply because of a decline in play. This led to Mark Lazarus of the Chicago Sun-Times writing a story describing what Brent Seabrook means to the Blackhawks. How he is the heartbeat of the team, the vocal leader of the room, and the guy who would go to battle for anyone. But, is he worth his new contract? In September of 2015, Seabrook signed an eight-year deal good for $55 million...
February 6th, 2018
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Larry Brooks of the NY Post has confirmed that the Arizona Coyotes are making Max Domi available, and Richard Morin of AZCentral.com explained that while the Coyotes are not desperately trying to trade the young forward, they are willing to listen to any offers. In the past year, the Blackhawks have added nine players to their roster who are under the age of 25, according to GM Stan Bowman. This evident youth movement should make the 22-year-old forward very attractive to the Chicago Blackhawks. But, what else makes Max Domi an attractive trade target for Chicago? Domi's Experience & Production at a High Level At age 22, many might assume Max Domi has been in the league for a year, maybe two. But, in fact, this is his third season in the league. In 192 games played in the NHL, all with the Arizona Coyotes, Domi has amassed 112 points, 82 of which are assists. Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat has a lethal wrist shot, but he has been known to not generate possession by...
February 5th, 2018
Editor's Choice

The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. If the Chicago Blackhawks don't figure it out very soon and start playing with some consistency, Stan Bowman and Co. could be sellers at the deadline for the first time in a very long time. If this becomes the case, who is most likely to go? Blackhawks Forwards to Trade Looking at the Blackhawks forward corps, along with each of their contracts, there aren't many options. When retooling on the fly, Bowman needs to be careful not to give up any valuable assets. Nick Schmaltz is looking more and more like the 2C of the future. Alex DeBrincat is showing his pure scoring talent, and Anthony Duclair has looked strong since he has been acquired. David Kampf looks like he could become the next Marcus Kruger, and Gustav Forsling has shown potential to become a top defenseman for the Blackhawks. Under no circumstances should the Blackhawks lose an asset the same way they lost Teravainen. So, who goes? Anisimov seems like the most likely...

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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