Are the Chicago Blackhawks the Next Chicago Team to Come Up Short?

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Things that are unique to Chicago: The Sears Tower (no I will not call it the Willis Tower). Deep Dish Pizza (Same thing: choke yourself if you even try and claim this for your city). Al Capone. Michael Jordan. Sports […]

The Chicago Blackhawks Are Finally Facing Adversity

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All I wished for was for this series to be over quickly. I sent a letter to Santa. Before Memorial Day, mind you. I wished the Chicago Blackhawks would beat up on the Detroit Red Wings and move on to the Western Conference […]

Chicago Blackhawks Need A Big Game from Jonathan Toews

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As the horn announced the end of the first period on Saturday, I got up from my seat at the United Center and high-tailed it towards the restroom. The Chicago Blackhawks had taken a 1-0 lead on the Detroit Red Wings in […]

Chicago Blackhawks Goalies Robbed of Vezina Trophy

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You know that scene in Casino where Joe Pesci is playing Blackjack and the dealer keeps hitting him with bust cards? Well his rant towards the casino staff was word for word how I responded when I got word that […]

Speed, Depth Separate Chicago Blackhawks from Detroit Red Wings in Game One

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Five minutes into the third period of last night’s Game 1 of the conference semifinal between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, the shots on goal tally had the Hawks ahead 31-16. The clock keeping track of puck possession had […]

Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Detroit Red Wings: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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In December of 1966 Clint Eastwood’s epic spaghetti western The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly debuted in Italy to mixed reviews. Evidently director Sergio Leone’s depiction of violence was a bit more than many felt the American film-goer would […]

The Chicago Blackhawks Have the Power to Heal

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As a Chicago Blackhawks fan, it’s safe to say that the anticipation I’m feeling towards their second round playoff series with the Detroit Red Wings is having a severe effect on my mental health. Yesterday, after a particularly vicious verbal assault on […]

Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Detroit Red Wings: A Lifetime of Drama

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The only thing more surprising than the Detroit Red Wings‘ game seven road win over the Anaheim Ducks was that I found myself cheering as the clock struck zero. Perhaps the Mayans were off by a year? The win earned Detroit […]

Chicago Blackhawks Watching Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks With Baited Breath

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I have a sneaking suspicion that the Chicago Blackhawks are going to be skipping Game of Thrones tonight so that they can watch game 7 between the Anaheim Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings. If the Wings can pull off the upset and win in Anaheim, they’ll […]

Who’s Up Next for the Chicago Blackhawks?

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At some point during the second intermission of Thursdays Chicago Blackhawks game a friend asked me who I thought would be a better match-up in the second round: the Detroit Red Wings or the San Jose Sharks? At the time, I was […]

Chicago Blackhawks Looking to Increase Intensity, Close Out Minnesota Wild

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Evidently being the best team in hockey all season long hasn’t prepared the Chicago Blackhawks for the playoffs to the liking of captain Jonathan Toews. “You look at some teams that just battled their way into the playoffs in the last 10, 15 […]

Chicago Blackhawks Flourishing in the Year of The Crow

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“Crow!” It’s the call every Chicago Blackhawks fan makes when goalie Corey Crawford comes up with a big save. It’s a nickname his teammates gave him. It’s also what every critic—myself included—has been eating steadily as the season’s progressed. Crawford’s 3-0 […]