Minnesota Wild Look Pitiful in Loss to Chicago Blackhawks

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Pity (noun): “A feeling of sadness because of another person’s trouble or suffering, or the capacity to feel this.” Oddly enough, this was the overwhelming emotion that I felt last night as the Chicago Blackhawks shutout the Minnesota Wild 3-0 at […]

Chicago Blackhawks Need A Big Night from the Center Position

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The Chicago Blackhawks went out just before the trade deadline and acquired veteran center Michal Handzus in the hopes he’d bolster their face-off win percentage. Captain Jonathan Toews, who centers the top line, was a bit off of his career numbers, and […]

No Chance the Chicago Blackhawks Bounce Back in Game 4

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It’s taken me just over 24 hours to digest the Chicago Blackhawks‘ Game 3 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild, but after a considerable amount of soul searching, I’ve decided that the Hawks are doomed. I spent most of Monday burning my jersey, […]

Chicago Blackhawks Hope History Won’t Repeat Itself

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In the spring of 1991, I was 11 years old, and it was an awesome time to be a Chicago sports fan. The Chicago Bulls were streaking towards the franchise’s first championship, and Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were about to consummate a partnership that would bring the […]

Chicago Blackhawks Unload on Minnesota Wild Backup Goalie Josh Harding

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Welcome to Josh Harding’s nightmare. Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago the Minnesota Wild’s backup goalie was settling in on the bench and listening to some crunchy pregame rock-n-roll when his world turned upside-down. During warm-ups starting goalie Niklas Backstrom […]

Chicago Blackhawks Need to Get Tough on Cal Clutterbuck

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I first got wind of the Minnesota Wild‘s Cal Clutterbuck in 2009 when he broke the NHL‘s record for hits in a season with 356. I read the blurb about him, acknowledged him as a goon, and then went back to […]

Chicago Blackhawks Wake Up in Second Period, Defeat Minnesota Wild in OT

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Thanks to an unnamed benefactor I was able to enjoy game one of the Chicago Blackhawks first round playoff series versus the Minnesota Wild from the seventh row. Unfortunately no one in the Hawks front office felt it was necessary to alert […]

Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Keys to Beating the Minnesota Wild


Chicago Blackhawks Goalies Win William M. Jennings Trophy

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Thank you Boston for being strong. The Boston Bruins scored a power play goal in the second period of the regular season finale versus the Ottawa Senators to win the Chicago Blackhawks the William M. Jennings Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the […]

Chicago Blackhawks’ Goalie Corey Crawford Deserves the Vezina Trophy

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I have a confession to make. I may have made some disparaging comments about Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. I might have said something about him resembling a certain type of ice cream. I might have made some insensitive references to […]

Chicago Blackhawks Look to Finish Season on High vs St. Louis Blues

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These are the kind of games that you love to watch as a Chicago Blackhawks fan. The outcome of tonight’s game is totally irrelevant. The Hawks have the league’s best record and are assured home-ice all throughout the playoffs so win or […]

Chicago Blackhawks Look to Finish Strong Versus Calgary Flames


How do you get up for a game like tonight? If you were the Calgary Flames, I’d imagine you’d have to make it personal. When you’re as bad as they are (19-24-4) this late in the season, you can usually pump yourself […]