Found June 03, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Ray Emery
TEAMS: Chicago Blackhawks
Well, so much for that Raanta guy. The Finnish UFA goalie signed a deal this morning with the Chicago Blackhawks. Goodbye Ray Emery next season? I don't understand this move at all. For one thing, the Hawks are in the Stanley Cup Finals...oops, I meant Conference Finals. Still two games to go before the cup thing. Nevertheless, what message does it send to Emery and Crawford that the team is...

Marian Hossa winks at camera during National Anthem

Prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa caught the camera zooming in on him and he decided to give a wink to everyone watching at home.  It’s really too bad the quality of this GIF is subpar because a GIF of Marian Hossa winking has some serious potential. [Reddit]

Corey Crawford comes to Jonathan Toews defense during scrum

You had to figure that with the game at 4-1, that things would get a bit messy in the third period, but no one would have scripted it like this.  Los Angeles Kings forward Colin Fraser shoved Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews to the ice, and then Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival essentially tackled Fraser.  After Kings forward Kyle Clifford slash Rozsival in the back...

Questionable Dustin Brown hits Western Conference Finals (Keith and Toews)

Does anyone see a pattern here at all? These are two hits from the Western Conference Finals. I know that the Chicago Blackhawks were not happy with Brown's hit on Jonathan Toews.  Luck for Duncan Keith that he fell and Brown was not able to make contact with him. I am being serious. Dustin Brown elbows Jason Pominville, this was right after his hit on Antoine Roussel. Dustin...

Bickell Emerging As A Top Power Forward

from Cal Cole of the Vancouver Sun, When did Joel Quenneville first realize that Bryan Bickell could be this good? “Five years ago when he was first called up,” the Chicago Blackhawks head coach said Sunday morning. “We played him with Toews and Kaner that year. There's ability there. You like his size, his speed. He can shoot and be physical. “He's got...

Awesome Corey Crawford save

VIDEO: How 'bout Crow with this two-pad slide to save a goal?… — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2013 Going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs one of the question marks for the Chicago Blackhawks was the goaltending. I think the questions have been answered. This is the line for Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford...

Duncan Keith’s vicious high-stick on Jeff Carter

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith and Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter were pushing and shoving in the Blackhawks defensive zone when things escalated quickly.  Carter knocked Keith’s stick and glove out of his hand and when Keith went to pick up his glove, Carter slashed the glove and likely caught some of Keith’s hand. Keith didn’t appreciate this and took...

Duncan Keith slashes Jeff Carter in the face during Game 3

Duncan Keith had a rare and cringeworthy lapse in judgement during Tuesday’s Game 3 in Los Angeles. During a Blackhawks offensive rush, Keith attempted to pick up his downed glove on the ice and appeared to be poked by Jeff Carter’s stick as Carter skated past. Keith reacted almost immediately and delivered an ugly, ugly one-handed slash to the face of Carter from behind, sending...

Look What Else Chicago Is Doing

At this point in the playoffs the Chicago Blackhawks have to be the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.  They won the Presidents Trophy and are up two games to none against Los Angeles.  The earlier Stanley Cup favorite the Pittsburgh Penguins are two games behind the Boston Bruins.  With the success of their Stanley Cup run, it would be easy to imagine that is all the Chicago Blackhawks...

WATCH: Broken stick? No problem!

L.A. Kings defensman Slava Voynov gets the game winning tally of game 3 with a beautiful broken stick slap shot that just got by Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Like most broken stick slappers, the puck didn’t have near the velocity as a normal slap shot, however it was enough to sneak by Crawford and proved to be the goal that took down Chicago. Chicago still leads the...

Tim Panaccio: What Hawks Are Saying

Courtesy of the NHL and FastScripts, here is what Jonathan Toews and Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville are saying before tonight's Game 2 of the Chicago/LA series: JONATHAN TOEWS THE MODERATOR: Questions for Jonathan. Q. With Bryan Bickell playing with you and Hossa, looked like it went well for you? JONATHAN TOEWS:...

Quick chased as Kings fall to 0-2 vs. Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Andrew Shaw and Brent Seabrook also scored as the rolling Blackhawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven...


  FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's Game 2 between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Exclusively on This will make much more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW. FINALLY... make sure you all check out the great coverage of this Kings-Blackhawks series from the guys over at The Committed Indian...

Vince Vaughn Talks Hawks With Jay

((HT: NBC)) Vince Vaughn us all over the screen when he can be around his Chicago Blackhawks... So, Jay Leno even gave him the opportunity to talk puck when he visited last night... And, if the Blackhawks lose game three, the HQ will be more than happy to blame the loss on him so the Kings can make it a series...

Patrick Sharp Playing His Best Hockey

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Remember the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It’s a word game based on the concept of six degrees of separation, and starts with the premise that everybody in the Hollywood film industry can be linked - in six steps or fewer – to the actor Kevin Bacon. Well, in the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings, the part...

Chicago Inks Highly Touted Goaltender Antti Raanta by   Steven Ellis

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year entry-level contract with highly touted Finnish goalie Antti Raanta, beating out the Edmonton Oilers & Minnesota Wild for his services. Raanta was the most valuable player in the SM-Liiga this season after posting a 1.85 goals-against average and .943 save percentage during the regular season for Assat-Pori. [...]
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