Found November 16, 2011 on
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Even though the Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks’ usual co-tenant of the United Center, are currently locked out as NBA owners and players haggle over who will get a bigger piece of the money pie, the Hawks will still be kicked out of the arena for the next several weeks as the circus comes to town. The annual circus trip has always been a make or break proposition for the Hawks, and this year’s western trip is no exception.
With the team getting ready to drop the puck on the trip tonight in Vancouver against the Canucks, it seems appropriate to map out what we can expect from the squad out west, and to do that, we will provide a “word of the game”. And here we go:
11/16 at Vancouver
Word of the Game: “Luo-No Go”
Unfortunately for fans of the Hawks who enjoy seeing Roberto Luongo’s dejected face after a defeat, the Canucks’ goaltender will not be in net for Vancouver tonight as he deals with an upper body injury. Perhaps more worrisome for the Hawks is that defenseman Brent Seabrook l...
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The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Rostislav Olesz (RAHS-tih-slav OH-lehsh) to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook isn't likely to play in Wednesday's game against the Canucks due to a lower-body injury believed to involve his left leg. The Hawks might get the services of Dave Bolland back for the game, though.
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The Vancouver Canucks made easy work of the Chicago Blackhawks in the rivals' first matchup of the season, excelling on special teams in a dominating victory.
The clubs meet again Wednesday night as Chicago enters the first leg of its annual six-game circus trip, leading the Western Conference but also a bit banged up.
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Some stories have an ending so clear that you know what they are well before they get there.
The Rostislav Olesz story was one, as most fans knew at this acquisition in the Brian Campbell trade that he would end up off the NHL roster -- be it in Rock Vegas or on another team. That's why a lot were clamoring to buy him out when it only would have cost the Hawks $700K. But they...
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Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.