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With the Chicago Blackhawks and all of the NHL on a holiday break, it is time to reflect on how the Hawks have played so far this season.
For starters, before I break down each component of the 2013-2014 team, you have to give a ton of credit to General Manager Stan Bowman for figuring out a way to keep most of last year’s Stanley Cup championship team together and bringing in the right pieces to keep the Hawks atop the Western Conference.
When the season, one of the biggest questions surrounding this Blackhawks team, was if the Hawks gave Corey Crawford a new contract, could he perform the way he did in the playoffs. From the start of the season, Crawford silenced most of his critics by posting one of the best records in the NHL and put the Hawks in a position to win almost every night until he got injured.
In true Chicago sports form Crawford sustained a lower body injury and has been sidelined for the past month or so.
So who do the Hawks turn to?
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The Price to Keep Toews and Kane
The Chicago Blackhawks are enjoying a short, but sweet, Holiday vacation before a tough stretch of Western Conference games await them. So far this season has been one that you can consider a success for the Blackhawks, but we wanted to take this time to start looking towards the future. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are the faces of this very successful...
It took 65 minutes and a skills competition for the Blackhawks and Blues to decide Saturday night’s game in St. Louis. When the dust settled, the Blues emerged with a 6-5 home victory. For the Blackhawks, many of the usual … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Blow Late Lead, Blues Win In Shootout appeared first on Committed Indians.
I know, I know…it’s a bit early to look, but I feel pretty confident that the Blackhawks will be in the thick of things come April and May. So let’s take a look at who could be the Chicago Blackhawks biggest competition in the way of repeating as Stanley Cup Champions.
No NHL team has repeated as Cup champs since the Red Wings (97 & 98). Only four franchises have more Stanley...
On his 32nd birthday, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp gave the Hawks faithful a birthday present of his own: a four point night, including a hat trick. The Hawks would go on to win 7-2 over the struggling Colorado Avalanche.
Sharp highlighted a star-studded night offensively, which included eight players picking up at least one point and two players having four points (Sharp...
On Saturday night, the Blackhawks played their 41st game of the 2013-14 season. With a 27-7-7 record half-way into their Stanley Cup title defense, let’s look at how the Hawks have performed so far this season. Patrick Kane 41 games, … Continue reading →The post Chicago Blackhawks Mid-Season Review appeared first on Committed Indians.
Patrick Sharp scored three goals for his third career hat trick and set up one of Jonathan Toews' two scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Colorado Avalanche 7-2 on Friday night.
Toews added two assists as both he and Sharp finished with four points. Michal Handzus and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks, whose league-leading offense powered them to a second...
Patrick Sharp broke free from the New Jersey Devils in pursuit, flicking his 18th goal of the season past Cory Schneider. It was a big one, giving the Chicago Blackhawks breathing room they would build on later.
His Blackhawks teammates are used to seeing Sharp put up big numbers to help the team cause. And considering what he’s done in recent years, including this one, they think...
Blackhawks teammates needled the newly 32-year-old Patrick Sharp about Friday becoming old timers' day, but it was indeed some cagey blue-line lingering that created the chance for his first birthday goal.
His next arrived via a speed-of-sound slap shot. The third was a product of outworking a defenseman for a puck in the slot. But in a 7-2 dismantling of the Avalanche at the...
On his 32nd birthday, Patrick Sharp recorded a hat trick as the Blackhawks skated circles around the visiting Colorado Avalanche. By the end of the first period, Colorado coach Patrick Roy may have wanted to put a ring in each … Continue reading →The post Patrick Sharp, Blackhawks Demolish Avalanche appeared first on Committed Indians.
Soldier Surprises His Family for Christmas
We’ve written a couple of different stories about how the Chicago Blackhawks are a top notch organization for it’s players and it’s fans, well this just highlights that fact even more.
PFC Hunter Taylor was able to surprise his father, mother and three brothers at the United Center the other night in front of a full house. The family...
The Chicago Blackhawks' offensive dominance has been unmatched this season. A recent stretch of defensive consistency adds to the puzzle for opponents as the Central Division leaders look for their seventh win in nine games.
The Blackhawks return from the NHL's holiday break to host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in the first of back-to-back weekend matchups against...
Dmitrij Jaskin scored the first goal of his NHL career against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. The goal tied a spirited contest at three and put the Blues back in the thick of things after trailing 3-1 after the first period.
Jaskin's goal came in his second game with the Blues in 2013-14 and the fourth game of his young NHL career.
After a day of hockey that saw a 7-2 drubbing by the Blackhawks against the Colorado Avalanche, pretty much everyone who didn’t have Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews in their lineup, had a lot of trouble cashing last night. Also, Tuukka Rask supplied a shutout, though we of course did highly recommend him (and Sharp). But not Toews. We simply underestimated the effect of...
- Former WWE Diva Lisa Marie Varon attended last night’s WWE live event in Chicago with a party bus from her Squared Circle restaurant. After the event, some of the WWE stars visited for a bite to eat. Here’s a photo of Varon and Natalya backstage:
- CM Punk received a huge hometown ovation at last night’s WWE live event in Chicago before defeating The Shield in a handicap...
- Former WWE Diva Lisa Marie Varon attended last night's WWE live event in Chicago with a party bus from her Squared Circle restaurant. After the event, some of the WWE stars visited for a bite to eat. Here's a photo of Varon and Natalya backstage:
- CM Punk received a huge hometown ovation at last night's WWE live event in Chicago before defeating The Shield in a...