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Blackhawks Blue Line Balance Ahead Of The Curve

The subtle science of the Blackhawks draft and trade maneuvers over the last few years is becoming more evident with each passing article involving analytics and position strategy. In his latest post on ESPN.com, Craig Custance discusses how valuable right-handed … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Blue Line Balance Ahead Of The Curve appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Confused Jonathan Toews Forgot Who He Was Last Night

Blame an alarming amount of cranial fluid build up, blame miscommunication, blame the P.A. guy with the awesome voice at the United Center, blame whomever you’d like. One thing is for certain, though: Jonathan Toews was not supposed to be on the ice when Patrick Kane’s name was announced during last night’s 3 Stars of the Game. Here’s the video supporting my hypothesis about...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quenneville on ‘Road to Winter Classic’ debut: ‘Hey boys, I’m not (bleeping) happy’

Blackhawks president John McDonough wanted authentic and he got it. The debut of “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” on EPIX featured footage of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wearing out the F-word during their 4-3 victory over Montreal. “Hey boys, pucks are going through us like we don’t give a (bleep),” Quenneville said. Later, Quenneville let them know where they stood...
Via Sherman Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks fend off Wild, 5-3

CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games. Kane's centering attempt from behind the net -- intended for Patrick Sharp -- struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net. Chicago's Jonathan Toews had...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kane's late goal lifts Blackhawks past Wild 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games. Kane's centering attempt from behind the net - intended for Patrick Sharp - struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net. Chicago's Jonathan Toews had...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks D Keith to miss game against Wild with illness

  Defenseman Duncan Keith has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' game against the Minnesota Wild due to an illness. The NHL has been dealing with an outbreak of the mumps, and coach Joel Quenneville says he isn't sure what is wrong with the two-time Norris Trophy winner. He says Keith ''came in sick, so he's out'' for Tuesday night's game. Keith played in each of Chicago's first...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 10 Roundup: Chicago Blackhawks skating over the league

Well, the Blackhawks are back. In the middle of November, they were in fourth place in the Central Division, and were outside of the playoff picture. Since November 15, however, they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. They are 11-2-0 since that date, and have scored 50 goals while only allowing 27. Their plus-34 goal differential is best in the NHL, they are 9-1 in...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rise of Saad

As the 2014-15 season progresses, Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad continues to assert himself as a force to be reckoned with on Chicago’s top line. When Patrick Sharp went down in early November, the door opened for Saad to move back … Continue reading → The post The Rise of Saad appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks' lengthy overall winning stretch is in the past, but they're still streaking at home. They'll try for a seventh consecutive victory at the United Center on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild, who didn't win a game there during last season's playoffs. One night after its eight-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders, Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom

On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford. Nordstrom, 22, had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 17 games as the IceHogs captain, including a hat trick over the weekend after being reassigned. He had two … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Antti Raanta Losing His Job To Scott Darling?

Since Corey Crawford went down with his latest injury the Blackhawks have had six games and Scott Darling, G (L, 38 SV, 3 GA, .927%) has started four of them until Antti Raanta, G (W, 23 SV, 1 GA, .960%) won last night in the second game of a back-to-back. In fact, Raanta has only played in six games so far this season to Darling’s seven so it begs the question, has Darling usurped...
Via Razzball Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Fan Makes Unbelievable Catch At The Blackhawks Game & Holds On To Her Beer

In case you missed it, during the Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders game this past weekend, a fan makes an unbelievable catch when the puck came into the crowd. Watch as the female fan catches the puck with one hand, and doesn’t even drop her beer. Click here to watch. The Blackhawks would go on to lose the game 3-2 in New York. 1,500 total views, 274 views today ...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sneak previews of “Road to Winter Classic”: Rough night for Bryan Bickell; Barry Trotz’s trip to zoo with son

Here are a couple of clips to put you in the mood for the “Road to the Winter Classic” series, which debuts tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET on EPIX. Bryan Bickell shows the results of a hard night at the office. Barry Trotz takes his son to the zoo. EPIX, a premium channel that debuted in 2009, is available in 50 million homes. However, since EPIX isn’t offered by several carriers...
Via Sherman Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: Scott Darling vs Antti Raanta

The injury of the Chicago Blackhawks’ starting goaltender, Corey Crawford, has started a battle between Antti Raanta and Scott Darling for the backup goalie position. Over the past three games, it seems as if head coach Joel Quenneville still has yet to gain complete trust in his usual backup, Antti Raanta. Just before his injury, Crawford made a run of 14 consecutive starts, with...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Blackhawks Looking to Trade Antti Raanta?

During Corey Crawford’s recent absence due to injury, something peculiar has happened.  Antti Raanta, the nominal backup to Crawford, hasn’t played in many of the games. His supposed backup, Scott Darling, has seen the majority of the playing time since Crawford went down. What’s Q’s angle? It can’t simply be the numbers, as Raanta has a .942 save percentage compared...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Injury Update: Jonathan Toews leaves game, travels with team

The Chicago Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews during Thursday night's game against the Boston Bruins. He was hit from behind and was hit head first into the boards. View image | gettyimages.com Dennis Seidenberg hit Toews from behind which resulted into Toews to hit head first into the boards. He was slow to get up after the hit and trainers met him on the ice. Almost...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks McDonough on uncensored “Road to Winter Classic’ series: This isn’t ‘Lillies of the Field’

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on the upcoming “Road to the Winter Classic” series. You also can access the column via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ****** The Blackhawks have participated in behind-the-scenes shows before, but not of this magnitude. The upcoming “Road to the Winter Classic” series will feature unprecedented volume in terms of...
Via Sherman Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Blackhawks 3 Stars: Chicago’s Fourth Line Shines Offensively

BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks are a four-line team that receives scoring from a number of different players throughout the lineup. The Boston Bruins did a pretty good job shutting down Chicago’s top forwards in Thursday night’s 3-2 loss at TD Garden — Patrick Kane (one goal) and Kris Versteeg (one assist) were the only top-six forwards to tally a point — but the Blackhawks’...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Exits Bruins-Blackhawks After Hit From Dennis Seidenberg (GIFs)

BOSTON — Jonathan Toews was forced to leave Thursday night’s Bruins-Blackhawks game at TD Garden after crashing headfirst into the end boards as a result of a hit by B’s defensemen Dennis Seidenberg. The play occurred in the second period and Seidenberg was given a minor penalty for boarding, which put the Blackhawks on a 5-on-3 power play. Toews skated to the bench and received...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Two Blackhawks Went Into Hockey Hall of Fame With Harry Sinden in 1983?

The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks have been linked for just about their entire existences. Not only are the two clubs part of the NHL’s Original Six, the teams have met in the playoffs — most recently the 2013 Stanley Cup Final — and have made plenty of trades — most notably the Bruins acquiring Phil Esposito in 1967. The B’s and Hawks...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew Shaw shoves James Neal into the bench

Andrew Shaw had James Neal lined up for a big hit near Chicago’s bench. After the initial collision, Neal was teetering along the boards, trying his best to keep his feet on the ice. Shaw would have none of that and pushed Neal the rest of the way over into the Blackhawks’ bench. It’s pretty fun to see Neal had a huge smile on his face while sitting in enemy territory.
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford suffered foot injury at concert

Chicago Blackhawks goalkeeper Corey Crawford is expected to be out for two or three weeks with a foot injury. How did he suffer a foot injury while wearing skates and tending net? He didn’t. On Wednesday, Crawford revealed that he injured his left foot while leaving a concert earlier this week. “I was at a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Look out NHL, here come the Chicago Blackhawks

It wasn’t long ago that there were serious questions being raised about the Chicago Blackhawks, as invalid as those questions may have been. In the days prior to their annual Circus Trip, in taking at least a six-game trip out west, the Hawks were hovering in and out of the Western Conference playoff picture. While it’s barely even December, the fact that the Blackhawks were...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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