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Will Bickell be the best player available?
Bryan Bickell will surely be a man in demand this summer, assuming he doesn’t get an offer from the Blackhawks to remain in Chicago. The danger for any team pursuing the big hawk is that he’ll be coming off an impressive playoff performance individually, and his production –throughout his career– isn’t overly significant (albeit improving). Remember Fernando Pisani? He had one strong year, followed by a dominant playoff and turned it into a good contract which he never lived up to. There is always that danger in a weak free agent market.
With a weak free agent market Bickell stands to absolutely cash in. That said, the Rangers need to look at Bickell if he makes it to the July open market. With size, a scoring touch and a winning pedigree in Chicago, Bickell brings a lot to the table. At 27 with a huge frame – 6’3, 230+ lbs – Bickell is also far from an aging veteran and isn’t your standard type of player that is approaching free agency and the Rangers need a lot of what Bickell brings. With a 17 goal season on his resume and a strong (abbreviated) season fresh off the bat Bickell’s offense should only get better.
According to media reports Bickell has a good wrist shot, uses his size well and works well both in the bottom six as well as with Chicago’s more skilled forwards (although really, who would struggle to play with Kane or Hossa?). That said, it was less than a year ago when there were some reports calling Bickell potential Chicago dead wood. Was that a legitimate concern or Chicago being spoilt for choice?
The Rangers may have some cap to play with come the summer and Bickell may be the best alternative that makes the open the market. Caution comes in the form of the Rangers overpaying and making bad decisions in free agency and Bickell would likely be a a player selling his services in a wild auction while his stock is at its highest. It will be an interesting summer and Bickell could be central to the summer plans. He’d certainly make an exciting addition if the Rangers could acquire his services.
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Andrew Shaw netted the game-winning goal for the Blackhawks in triple overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, so he was understandably very excited during his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire immediately following the big goal. That might explain the f-bomb he dropped about 10 seconds into the interview:
“It was a great shot, great tip…f**kin’ unbelievable...
The Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday night, and history will be made. When this series is done, either the Blackhawks or the Bruins will be the first team to win a second championship since the last lockout. How will … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks vs Bruins: Stanley Cup Final Preview appeared first on Committed Indians.
Viktor Stalberg knows why he might not get to play when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
That doesn't make the development any easier for him.
Stalberg skated outside the top four lines when Chicago practiced at the United Center on Tuesday, and coach Joel Quenneville also broke up the combination of Jonathan...
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is from Winnipeg, so you might think that he would have grown up in the early to mid-90s as a fan of the Jets — these Jets, of course.
However, a young Keith grew up rooting for a team that played its hockey almost 2,000 miles away. Now, as a 29-year-old blue liner in the NHL, Keith will have to go through the team he grew up rooting for...
Chicago Blackhawks fan Frank Miller has come up with an idea for those fans who cannot show up to work rocking a playoff beard. Rather than going months without shaving, Miller decided he would let his front lawn grow until the Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup. Shaving can be an epic pain in the you-know-what, [...]
Andrew Shaw celebrates his triple OT game-winner.
It ended as the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history, and thanks to Andrew Shaw, it ended in victory for the Chicago Blackhawks. Shaw’s deflection of a pinballing puck that started out as a Michael Handzus shot from the point gave Chicago the win at 12:08 of the third overtime period, and a 1-0 series lead for the Cup...
The NHL definitely picked the right player to toss a microphone on during the Blackhawks triple overtime Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Andrew Shaw who scored the game winner in the third overtime was mic’d up at the time, and the NHL has kindly provided the video. Just awesome.
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The fifth longest game in Stanley Cup Final history ended with a double deflection by Andrew Shaw in the middle of the third overtime. The Blackhawks came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to draw the game to overtime. Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist in the losing effort while Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland had a goal and an assist each, both factoring into...
The Bruins and Blackhawks had never met in a Stanley Cup Final before Wednesday. Naturally, they marked the milestone occasion by sticking around a little while longer than the regulation 60 minutes.
As three periods became four, which became five, which became six and threatened to go on to seven, many Bruins and Blackhawks fans had to wonder if the game would ever end. It did,...
Game one is in the books... At The 12:08 mark of the third overtime period of game one of the Stanley Cup Finals, Chicago Forward Andrew Shaw scored the game winning goal against the Boston Bruins.
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Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection in triple overtime to lift
the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a
riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
The Bruins and Blackhawks haven’t played each other since Oct. 15, 2011, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks aren’t aware of what the Bruins are capable of doing.
The last time these two teams met was just five months to the date that the Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup, and when they finally meet again it will be for the 2013 Stanley Cup. So it goes without saying that the Blackhawks...
Wow, I can't believe this is actually happening. The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals. I didn't think they'd make it here after barely esacping the first round and then having to play Pittsburgh. Instead, the Bruins absolutely dominated Pittsburgh, swept them the **** out of the playoffs and sent those damn Yinzers crying into their Iron City - or potentially...
For the second time in three years the Boston Bruins are back to the Stanley Cup Finals. For the second time in three years the Bruins will have to play a highly skilled offensive team in the Cup finals. Its another classic battle of defense versus offense. Eastern Conference versus Western Conference.It was another tough path for the Bruins getting to this Stanley Cup. Just like...