Found February 28, 2012 on
On the Duck Pond:
Whenever it is hat night at the Honda Center, fans want a reason to throw their newly acquired chapeaus on the ice. There was no hat trick, but Ducks fans had plenty to celebrate in the 3-1 victory over the listless Blackhawks. Chicago was playing in the second of back to back games, having been spanked 4-0 by Los Angeles the night before. They still had some energy (and probably anger) in the tank and came out strong. Anaheim looked like they had to readjust to being the home crowd favorites after being on the road for over two weeks. The results were Chicago spending far too much time in Anaheim's zone and forcing Jonas Hiller to be good early. On their first power play opportunity, Patrick Kane had a puck trickle behind Hiller at 11:29 to make it 1-0. No shutout two games in a row for this team. Unfortunately, that was as good as it got for the Blackhawks. It was Blackhawk down from there. After discovering they could spend some time in Chicago's end, the Ducks...
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When the dust settled, the Blackhawks had traded John Scott and second and third round picks in the 2013 NHL Draft for defenseman Johnny Oduya and a fifth round pick. Is that enough? Quite simply, no. It isn’t enough. Oduya … Continue reading →
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets less than an hour before the deadline. Oduya, 30, is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. So far this year, he has 53 hits and … Continue reading →
No other National Hockey League team can match the Anaheim Ducks' 38 points in 2012.
While the Red Wings, Canucks, Blues and Rangers may have commanded more attention, Anaheim's 17-3-4 record since January 6 has lifted a team that was once 20 points out of a playoff spot to just six points out and gaining momentum heading into Monday night's swing game at Colorado (6...
from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times, The Hawks should be better than they are. Hearing so many of them continue to say how good the team is makes you wish life were a silent film. With 18 games left in the regular season, some proof would be nice.
“It’s all on us now,’’ Patrick Kane said Tuesday, a day after the trade deadline brought defenseman Johnny Oduya to...
Now we sit, wait, and ponder on what the Chicago Blackhawks season is going to end up as with it either being a playoff position, making a run in the playoffs or missing the playoffs altogether. The majority of Chicago fans feel after the Blackhawks lone acquisition of defenseman Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets [...]
Steve Rosenbloom: It’s on the Blackhawks players. That appears to be the central message coming from general manager Stan Bowman, who failed to make a major deal at the trade deadline Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) Marian Hossa scored twice as the struggling Chicago Blackhawks overcame an early two-goal deficit and defeated
the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
The only deal made by either the Rangers or Devils at the NHL trade deadline yesterday was the Rangers’ acquisition of 6-foot-8 enforcer John Scott from the Blackhawks for a fifth-round draft pick. The Devils were even more inert, standing pat after acquiring defenseman Marek Zidlicky Friday and forward Alexei...
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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for defensema...
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