Category Archives: Chicago Blackhawks
As it comes with every NHL season, the trade deadline leads to mass quantities of rumors, speculation, and the occasional false report. This year, many felt it would be a quiet deadline with the amount of activity teams were involved in before March 2nd. But that was anything but the case, and there was a flurry of activity right until the 3 PM deadline. Some teams made moves for the present, others for the future, but regardless there were winners and losers on both sides. (more…)
As the 2015 Winter Classic draws nearer, I’ve noticed a definitive lack of excitement – buzz, if you will – surrounding the annual game. While this can be attributed to any number of things and likely varies from person to person, I’ve picked up on a few key complaints from a majority of fans that I can’t say I disagree with.
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.
Round 1 is finally over and Round 2 match-ups are set. Who will come out victorious and make their way to the Conference Finals?
Here are my Round 1 predictions! Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments.
As the third place team in the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks have recently found hockey to be a little tougher than before the turn of the New Year. Since the beginning of January, the Blackhawks have gone 10-6-7 with an abysmal overtime and shootout record. With only one win after regulation, which came in a shootout, Chicago has to be worried about the team’s play in overtime with the playoffs just over a month away. They have the worst overtime record in the league, and have missed out on 14 extra points due to OT or shootout losses. While the Blackhawks look to the future and how they will approach the remaining games, let’s dig into the past few months for Chicago. Since everyone else in the West is so good right now, being average is being bad. (more…)
The Sochi Olympics will see a number of NHL teammates face off against each other in the preliminary-round Men’s Ice Hockey games. For the Blackhawks, the club has an NHL-high 10 players competing in the Olympics representing over five countries. For teammates of the defending Stanley Cup champions, the chemistry might take a hit when friends become foes. (more…)