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Now that it’s over, we can look back at the five games Duncan Keith was suspended. How did the Blackhawks do without the NHL’s ice time leader? Looking just at the Hawks’ record, they certainly survived being without Keith. With … Continue reading →
As the regular season finishes for both the NHL and the AHL, at least 14 teams will begin evaluating their potential roster for next season next week. Others, including the Blackhawks, will have to wait until their playoffs end at … Continue reading →
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has been cleared for contact after sustaining a concussion in February. Will he be a difference-maker for a young, streaky, yet talented Chicago Blackhawks club? Time will only tell.Where do we begin with these Blackhawks?When the postseason begins, of the projected eight teams in the Western Conference playoffs, only the Nashville Predators and Chicago...
Ray Emery wasn’t great but the Hawks scorers tried to make things interesting the night after locking up a playoff spot in the regular season finale at the United Center. The Blackhawks (literally) fought back from two one-goal deficits and … Continue reading →
The Chicago Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot for the third year in a row this past weekend.
I am very excited to once again be able to watch my favorite team compete for the Stanley Cup, but after the initial excitement concluded, worry began to set in.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (Photo by Hockeybroad Own work via Wikimedia Commons)
While I am certainly more optimistic...
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, It’s up to Jonathan Toews to decide if he’s ready.
With two games left in the regular season, Toews has reached a point to where coach Joel Quenneville said the team will let him decide if he’s ready to join the lineup after missing 20 consecutive games with a concussion.
“It’s up to him,” Quenneville said Tuesday after practice...
from Al Cimaglia at Fox Chicago, The most important change for the Hawks over the last six weeks was their mindset.
The players have finally accepted the messages that head coach Joel Quenneville has seemingly preached all season. Maybe it was the stark reality of failure during the nine game losing streak. For the first four months of the season this club seemed to get by, but...
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't have to wait until the final game of the season to clinch a spot in the playoffs this year. Now they have three more games to improve their starting position in the postseason.
The Blackhawks host the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night in the first of two meetings between the teams in the next five days.
Chicago clinched a fourth straight playoff berth...
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Who do you think would win in a fight: an admiral or an icehog? What about 20 admirals vs 20 icehogs? That’s what happened at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Two struggling teams in the American Hackey (ahem, Hockey) League duked it out after Rockford’s Rob Flick (not to be confused with former Major Leaguer Rob Fick) and Milwaukee goalie Jeremy Smith decided...
This is what I am missing from the NHL... BENCH-CLEARING BRAWLS!!!In the second period of Sunday's Rockford IceHogs and Milwaukee Admirals AHL hockey game a bench-clearing brawl errupted when Rob Flick of the IceHogs attacks the Admirals goalie Jeremy Smith. The video at the three minute mark shows the initial fight between Flick and Smith. And to kick it old school check...
Duncan Keith has served his five-game suspension and will return against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, while Jonathan Toews remains questionable. Keith stated this morning that he feels well rested and took his time off to get stronger.
"I feel good and stronger than I was before so hopefully it pays off."
Joel Quenneville told media that it was up to Toews on whether...