Adam Burish relishes return to Chicago


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Adam Burish was welcomed to the Chicago Wolves organization this past week after starting the season in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.

The 2010 Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks is the fourth member of that team to suit up for the Wolves, joining forwards Ben Eager and Colin Fraser and defenseman Brent Sopel.

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San Jose Sharks loan Blackhawks legend Adam Burish to Wolves


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When Adam Burish was in Chicago, he was the best sports soundbite in the city. Unfortunately, the rock star from the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions had to leave as he was made part of the Hawks’ summer yard sale that followed capturing the Cup. It was a ten player sell-off of 1992 San Diego Padres proportions.

However, Burish is back in The Chi now.

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Winter Sports: Preparedness Tips for Preventing Accidents


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Before you head out for the slopes, the ice rink, or just for some good old-fashioned snowshoeing, make sure you’re not heading into a self-made trap. Winter accidents tend to happen mainly because people aren’t prepared for the weather conditions, aren’t physically healthy enough to be doing the thing they’re doing, or because they’re ignorant of how to safely engage in some sport or activity.

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Brent Sopel reaches games played milestone with Chicago Wolves


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Brent Sopel returned to Chicago to continue his playing career and has now accomplished something that establishes his longevity. On December 3, 2014 versus the Lake Erie Monsters, Brent Sopel played in his 1,000th career professional hockey game.

To honor the feat, the Chicago Wolves will honor Sopel prior to the team’s game on January 3rd versus the Rockford IceHogs. Rockford’s parent club, the Chicago Blackhawks, is where the veteran defenseman won his only Stanley Cup Championship. [Read more…]

NY Islanders: early season dominance fading away


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All good things come to an end.

It’s a little dramatic but I’m purposely exaggerating what’s been going on with the Islanders since the second period of last Saturday’s home matinee against the St. Louis Blues. By the end of the first period, the Islanders were up 3-0 and it appeared their November dominance was not going to be halted in December. I mean, the Blues are one of the best teams in a western conference that looks unbeatable right now. But that’s exactly it-

the Islanders became complacent and the final 40 minutes was all Blues, all the time in a 6-4 loss.

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Islanders Look To Make Another Statement


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It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s November and that the New York Islanders should be in the midst of some sort of record-setting losing streak. Well thanks to the additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy on October fourth, plus the recently stellar play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak and secondary scoring that has been there all season, the Islanders are playing like the best team in all of New York.

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Hockey Sticks 101


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The game of hockey is an awesome sport and especially the hockey stick. It is a focal point in the game. What happens if a hockey stick breaks? Hockey would not be hockey without the puck and the stick, right? Let’s learn more on the role and rules of the stick.

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Former Blackhawks D Brent Sopel keeps dream alive in Chicago


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Brent Sopel is playing hockey again in Chicago. It isn’t with the obvious team, either. The Calgary, Alberta native officially signed with the Chicago Wolves on October 10, and has played in each of the team’s first four games. After a three year stint in the Kontinental Hockey League, Sopel decided it was time to return to North America.

The 37-year old Sopel is now in his 19th season of professional hockey. He was drafted 144th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Sopel has played for six NHL teams, including the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. By that point in his career, he was not looked at to carry a defensive corps like he was earlier in his career. Regardless, Brent Sopel did what was asked of him and became a fan-favorite. [Read more…]

Minnesota Wild: your 2014-15 NHL sleeper?


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The NHL season begins tonight and one of the teams that could be poised to take the next step is the Minnesota Wild. There’s obstructions aplenty in the Western Conference; the stronger of the two. Sports Illustrated picked Chicago to win it all. Los Angeles is pick by some to repeat. No team was more aggressive this offseason than Anaheim.

St. Louis and Colorado will be very strong as well. Did the Minnesota Wild make enough improvements this offseason?

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Will the L.A. Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champs?


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The L.A. Kings have arrived finally. No one is denying that. Los Angeles has two titles in the past three years. But can the L.A. Kings truly become a dynasty? NBC’s lead team of NHL experts doesn’t think it’s going to happen for them this year. The NHL on NBC’s lead announce team of Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire and Mike “Doc” Emrick were on conference call for national media covering the NHL.

(and the L.A. Kings too)

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Detroit Red Wings: What are realistic expectations?


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The NHL on NBC’s lead announce team of Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire and Mike “Doc” Emrick were on conference call for national media covering the NHL.

One topic that came up are the Midwestern traditional powerhouse, the Detroit Red Wings.

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VIDEO: Hilary Knight makes history with Anaheim Ducks


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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy enjoyed having Hilary Knight at practice yesterday saying she was “the best in the world.”

Yes, that Hilary Knight, the USA Women’s hockey star trained with the Anaheim Ducks. The two time Olympic silver medal-winner became the first female skater to practice with an NHL team. She will play in the Four Nations Cup in British Columbia starting Nov. 4. Knight and the U.S. team will compete against Finland, Sweden, and Canada.

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