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First off, we love the idea of multiple outdoor games next season. We love that LA is getting a game. We love that Canada is finally getting an outdoor game post-Winter Classic. We love all of it. People are worried about the NHL cheapening the outdoor game. We're not too worried about it. All the games will sell out. All the games will most likely be on NBC. The NHL will make some money. That's really all that's important.
The Pens and Hawks will play theirs on March 1st. Tthe NHL returns from the Olympic break at the beginning of March. This will be a great way to jump-start the league for the homestretch of the season. We're not fans of the "that late in the season, that game may be really important, and they're playing it on below-par ice" argument. Every game is important.
The one thing bugging us, though, will be what jersey the Pens will wear. We examine that now...
They've gone dark for both of their Winter Classics.
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With the best record in the league, the Chicago Blackhawks will rightfully get a lot of attention when the NHL hands out their annual awards this summer. Over the next few days, we’re going to look at how the Hawks … Continue reading →The post 2013 NHL Awards: Selke to Chicago? appeared first on Committed Indians.
TSN released the results of a poll of NHL coaches, and the results showed a lot of respect for what the Blackhawks are accomplishing this season from their rivals. In the survey, 13 Western Conference coaches were asked to pick … Continue reading →The post TSN Coaches Poll: Western Conference Coaches Show Blackhawks Respect appeared first on Committed Indians.
Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery has a lower body injury and will not play against Nashville on Friday.
He did not participate in Wednesday's optional practice and missed practice Thursday. Coach Joel Quenneville told reporters he hopes to get Emery back on the ice on Friday but added he will not be available when the Blackhawks host the Predators.
It's not clear whether Corey...
On Monday we kicked off our series looking at the potential of Blackhawks players bringing home hardware at the 2013 NHL Awards. In the first installment, we made the case for Jonathan Toews to win the Frank J. Selke Trophy … Continue reading →The post 2013 NHL Awards: Blackhawks Byng? appeared first on Committed Indians.
Last season Chicago Blackhawks fans saw both Corey Crawford and Ray Emery struggle from time to time, not making the big saves when they needed to. Also, last season came to a devastatingly short end when Corey Crawford let in a very soft overtime goal that knocked the Blackhawks out of the playoffs early for the second straight year; after winning the Cup in 2010.
Over the last few days, we have been discussing the candidacy of Blackhawks players for major NHL awards this season. On Tuesday we kicked off our series, making the case for Jonathan Toews to win the Frank J. Selke Trophy as … Continue reading →The post 2013 NHL Awards: Calder Coming to Chicago? appeared first on Committed Indians.
Both teams brought a five-game winning streak into the United Center on Monday night. But a dominant third period extended the Blackhawks streak, and pushed the Stars to the brink of an early summer. Offense came from all over the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Silence Stars, Streak Continues appeared first on Committed Indians.
According to a report on TSN on Monday night, the Blackhawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014. TSN is reporting the NHL will have a series of outdoor games next season, starting with the … Continue reading →The post REPORT: Blackhawks To Host Penguins At Soldier Field appeared first on Committed Indians.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Andrew Shaw, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored in the third period after Dallas rallied to tie it, and the Blackhawks went on to beat the Stars 5-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Jonathan Toews netted his team-leading 21st goal, and Viktor Stalberg also scored for NHL-leading Chicago, which has points in nine consecutive games...
Because you can't have an outdoor game without involving the Pittsburgh Penguins....
Pic via Lawrence Dushenski at TSN.
It looks like the NHL is going to announce their latest money grab a Stadium Series consisting of five outdoor games for next season.
More soon. (Or maybe, more right before this. Oops!)
Anyway, it looks like the Pens will face the Chicago...
The Chicago Blackhawks have clinched the top spot in the Western Conference. Next up is the league's best overall record.
Chicago will try to extend its winning streak to seven and point streak to 10 on Friday night when the visiting Nashville Predators take the ice for the first time since their franchise record-tying seventh straight loss eliminated them from playoff...