Found May 15, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will wage battle one last time as conference, divisional opponents. On the verge of game one, it is only appropriate to take a look at this Original Six playoff series.  During the regular season, Chicago swept the four games played. In doing so, the Hawks outscored the Wings 14-5. The total goals are not indicative of the games, as three of the four were decided by one goal and in extra time. A lot has been said in media coverage in regards to the top-seed’s skill and depth. Detroit is being given a puncher’s chance, but being given a chance is all the team may need.  Chicago and Detroit play a puck possession game. More often than not, the two offenses like to control the pace by keeping the biscuit on their sticks. A basic dump and chase game is not seen as often on either side, but used as needed. Open ice play can benefit both, but with the Blackhawks rolling four lines comfortably, the play could favor them, offensively.  The Red ...

Patrick Kane Named Lady Byng Finalist

On Thursday morning, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was named one of three finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a … Continue reading →The post Patrick Kane Named Lady Byng Finalist appeared first on Committed Indians.

Chicago Blackhawks Stalberg benched for game one

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville announced after the team’s morning skate that forward Viktor Stalberg will not play game one versus the Detroit Red Wings.  While Quenneville did not disclose any information on his decision, Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc tweeted that Stalberg questioned his role with the team. If this is true, the benching is warranted and could...

Jonathan Toews Named Selke Trophy Finalist

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has been named the finalists for the 2013 Frank J. Selke Trophy. Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings are the other two finalists for the Selke, which … Continue reading →The post Jonathan Toews Named Selke Trophy Finalist appeared first on Committed Indians.

NHL: Elite coaches can make all the difference

As Mike Babcock gave the obituary for his Detroit Red Wings at the hands of the Predators in April 2012, he noted the series was not close. Detroit, the dominant NHL franchise of the last 20 years, had lost in five games. Conseqeuntly, Babcock vowed to fix the problems. "One thing about it is we're going to have lots of time and we'll be able to get figured out what...

Great Arturo: Blackhawks in 5

Although most hockey pundits have already predicted the outcome of the playoff matchup between the Red Wings and Blackhawks, there's one maven of the frozen pond who hasn't checked in with their "prophecy." Thats because I had to make the arduous task of traveling to his mountaintop retreat to seek his prognostication. After many days of climbing and climbing...

RED WINGS FLASHBACK: Niklas Kronwall destroys Marty Havlat – (VIDEO) September 19, 2009

In preparation for Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Red Wings/Blackhawks series, here is Niklas Kronwall absolutely Kronwalling the Blackhawks’ Marty Havlat back on September 19, 2009. Good night, Marty. IASID

Blackhawks Dominate Game One, Beat Red Wings 4-1

Patrick Sharp posted three points and Corey Crawford was strong once again as the Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead in their second round series against the Detroit Red Wings in Chicago on Wednesday night. When the first period ended, the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Dominate Game One, Beat Red Wings 4-1 appeared first on Committed Indians.

Patrick Kane's playoff beard

Key takeaway from the Red Wings' Game 1 loss to the Blackhawks in the Western Conference semis: Patrick Kane's beard needs work. $16.12 of work. Game 2 is Saturday.

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Round 2 schedule

Just tweeted out by the team's official Twitter: Round 2 schedule now…… — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) May 14, 2013  WACK WEDNESDAY GAME 1.

Blackhawks beat Red Wings 4-1 in series opener

Two role players each came up with a big goal. The stars had a handful of key plays. The goalie made all the stops. Even gruff coach Joel Quenneville had to like this one. Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night...

Hank’s a little like Dougie

This story may have slipped through some radar screens, but the Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek penned a really remarkable article about Henrik Zetterberg's leadership while comparing the Wings' undersized but ultra-competitive captain to Doug Gilmour, and Duhatschek's comparison struck one of Zetterberg's teammates, Mikael Samuelsson, as completely accurate...

NHL playoffs: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

NHL originals Chicago, Detroit open their 16th playoff battle.

A Follow up to: No Matter the Result of this Year’s Playoffs, the Red Wings Must rebuild in 2013/14

I was that crazy guy that wrote that article that made a lot of you angry. I wanted to start the discussion and in turn respond to your comments. As of 2:45 am when this story was finished, I have a response for each and every comment from the facebook link that we posted on the page. Hit me back again if you want to keep the discussion going. @TheMajorsDorf on twitter.  Matt...

First 2 home games of Wings-Hawks series on sale this morning

This is a little different, per the Red Wings: A limited quantity of Red Wings playoff tickets for home games 1 & 2 of the Western Conference semifinals with the Chicago Blackhawks will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Red Wings fans will be able to purchase up to four (4) tickets per game for each of the team’s first two home...
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