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Back on March 6, I wrote a blog called “Goalie Of The Future?” . It was in reference to the Rockford Ice Hogs (AHL affiliate) goaltender Carter Hutton. A couple of games ago—March 16th, against Dallas, Hutton was brought up as the back up to Crawford. Ray Emery was listed as “under the weather”.
I didn’t buy it then (refer to that recap) and I don’t buy it now. I believe it was a “here’s what the big leagues are like” walk through for the kid. Coach Q has NEVER been afraid to try kids (Shaw, Smith, Morin, Hayes, Pirri, Saad, etc). He also has never shied away from switching goalies (Huet / Niemi, Turco / Crawford, etc.) I would not be surprised to see this kid between the pipes soon. Neither Crawford or Emery has shown the want or ability to take over the # 1 spot. Hutton is 21 - 10 - 3, with a .919 save percentage as an Ice Hog. Since signing hie 1 year deal with the Hawks, he has been 11 - 2 - 1 in his last 15 AHL games. He was the AHL Player of the Week back on March 4th, and s...
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The Matchup: The Chicago Blackhawks come rolling into town tonight to take on our Devils. The puck drops at 7pm and you can watch it on MSG Plus HD or listen to it on WFAN 660 AM.
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Nashville Predators 6, Chicago Blackhawks 1
United Center; Chicago, Illinois
March 25, 2012
* The Predators leading scorer, Martin Erat, was a surprise scratch with an upper-body injury.
* Erat needs just one more point in the final six games to achieve a new career high.
* Despite playing Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets, Pekka Rinne got the start...
The New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks are in sixth place in their respective conferences, which seemingly sets up favorable first-round playoff matchups.
Neither team wants to look too far ahead, however, as they're simply focused on building momentum heading into the postseason.
The Devils try to break out of their recent funk Tuesday night when they host a Blackhawks...
By Seth Lake
Flying into Chicago for Sunday night’s meeting with a well-rested Chicago Blackhawks team at the United Center for their second game in as many nights, the Nashville Predators task didn’t get any easier when they learned Sunday afternoon that leading scorer Martin Erat would not be able to play due to an upper-body injury.
Nashville put forth a full team effort on...