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A Brief Postmortem and a Look Ahead

Posted April 27, 2011
This is interesting new territory for me, personally. I’ve never before come out of a Blackhawks playoff series loss with any feeling of accomplishment. Usually, there is just emptiness, angst and the early symptoms of summertime boredom, which is certain to be in full throw in mid-July. All of those feelings are certainly present. However this morning, and even last night immediately foll... Read More »
It took until March for everything to feel quasi-stable in my hockey universe, but I can’t complain. As of today, the Blackhawks sit in fourth place in the embattled Western Conference, and despite the logjam, one would be hard-pressed to argue against their chances of making it to the dance. They are playing great hockey right now and showing glimpses of that four-line magic that was so cruc... Read More »
Announced today, the Chicago Blackhawks have assigned five more youngsters to AHL affiliate Rockford, cutting the current active roster down to 26 players. Players sent to Rockford are as follows: Igor Makarov, Brian Connelly, Brandon Pirri, Ben Smith, and off-season (quasi)fan-favorite Kyle Beach. The only mild surprise in this group is Makarov, who generated some internet buzz from a stand-... Read More »
Things are starting to take shape, Chicago. Earlier this morning, numerous media outlets reported that Jordan Hendry has re-signed with the Chicago Blackhawks for one year and $600K. Hendry saw ample time in the 2009-10 regular season and 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Interestingly enough, CapGeek is also currently showing that veteran defenseman Nick Boynton is signed to a new deal with the... Read More »

The Hjalmarsson Blowback

Posted July 13, 2010
At approximately 3:30 p.m Eastern Time yesterday, the first real pangs of worry hit me like a freight train. While many fair-weather Hawks fans and career Hawks haters alike have been overreacting to Stan Bowman’s off-season moves in one way or another, I have generally remained calm this summer. To this point, sacrificing second and third-tier scoring and role guys was no reason for me to s... Read More »


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Favorite Teams

Chicago Blackhawks

Most Hated Teams

Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Redwings - really the fans more than the players these days, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers

Favorite Players

Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Steven Stamkos

Most Hated Players

Derian Hatcher, Alexandre Burrows, The Sedin's, Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Ovechkin, Kevin Bieksa, Chris Pronger, Martin Erat, Daniel Carcillo

Best Hockey Memories

Spraying champagne in my backyard after watching Toews and company hoist Lord Stanley's grail. Unreal.

My Hockey Teams

Fox and Hound hockey club

As a hockey player, I compare to...

Nobody good

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John Jaeckel