Jonathan Toews Could Be Breaking Out of Season Opening Slump

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews, affectionately known by his fan base as “Captain Serious” or “Tazer,” scored the game winning goal Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Toews was one of the three stars of the game in the Blackhawks 3-2 victory, just their second win this season.

Jonathan Toews became the 16th player in NHL history with 13 career OT goals, and he’s the franchise leader in that statistical category. Among players from the 2006 NHL Draft class, Toews trails only Brad Marchand (15) in that department. 

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Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Chances Better than Expected

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In the words of famous fictional Chicagoan Ferris Bueller, “life moves pretty fast.” In the earlier part of this decade, the Chicago Blackhawks were the toast of the town, finally ending their Stanley Cup drought (1961) by winning it all in 2010.

They then followed it up by repeat performances in 2013 and 2015. In the process, they became “America’s team,” hockey wise. Since 2015 though, they haven’t even advanced past the first round of the playoffs. Two first round exits were followed by two failures to even reach the postseason. As such, not many are high on the Hawks’ hopes this season.

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Early Contenders to Win the NHL Stanley Cup in 2019-20

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By Thomas Clarke

With a little over a month until the beginning of the new NHL season, all hockey fans will be thinking ahead to who could win the Stanley Cup. Whilst last year’s finalists, the Boston Bruins, are amongst the front-runners, there’s real competition from the likes of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Las Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche.

Don’t forget the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues, and it all promises to be another fascinating season of top-level ice hockey.

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The Latest Sporting Events You Should Be Betting On

Are you the type of individual who absolutely loves taking a risk? If you’ve answered yes to this question, there is a really good chance that you love betting on sports. After all, this can give you a big adrenaline thrill. The only problem is that there is a risk involved. Nevertheless, you’re having a good time and there is a real possibility that you’re going to be making money in the future. So, which sports should you think about betting on in the near future? Within this guide, you’ll learn about the latest sporting events that you should be betting on.

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Enduring Skating on Synthetic Ice: What You Need to Know

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By Cory Bradford

Playing ice hockey has always been a reserve for countries with icy temperatures—those that abound with natural ice rinks. Thanks to the discovery of synthetic ice rinks, you don’t have to fly to Alaska to train yourself how to skate anymore, you can do that right at the comfort of your home, all year long.

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Former United Boss Jose Mourinho Falls on Ice at Russian Hockey Game (Video)

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Once again Jose Mourinho is going viral on the internet due to his slipping and falling. This time he took at tumble while walking the red carpet at a special appearance dropping the puck to start an ice hockey game between SKA and Avangard. As you can see in the video below, he received immediate assistance from legendary hockey player Pavel Datsyuk after the face-off.

It doesn’t appear that he was injured at all by the slipping and falling, and stadium staff then ensured his safe passage off the ice and back into the stands.

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Top Five Early Contenders for the Stanley Cup

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By Patrick Pierce

The Stanley Cup is the most prestigious trophy in the world of hockey. In fact, it is considered the first trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. Just as in every season, the competition to drink from Lord Stanley’s Cup will be fierce. Every single team knows why this is often considered one of the hardest trophies to win in all of sports. 

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Beginner’s Guide to Ice Hockey Sticks

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By K.C. Weldon

Hockey is without a doubt one of the most prolific sports on the planet. However, it takes more than just determination to partake in the sport. Not only do you need a helmet and skates, but also you need a stick. In fact, a stick is probably one of the most important parts of a player’s arsenal. And, there really are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right hockey stick. The right stick will not only make a difference in how you handle the puck, but it will play a factor in your shot.

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How To Start Playing Hockey As An Adult

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By K.C. Weldon

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If you’re over the age of 20 you might feel like the days of picking up new hobbies and skills are behind you. The prospect of taking on an entirely new sport could seem even more daunting.

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Chicago Wolves Celebrate a Quarter Century; Showcasing Franchise Strength

Nathaniel Hawthorne once said that “families are always rising and falling in America,” and the same can be said of Chicago sports franchises. If you’ve lasted a quarter century, as the Chicago Wolves have, and you’re still going strong- that’s a true testament to your franchise viability and durability.

The Chicago sports scene is an extremely crowded one, and the competition for attention can often be quite fierce. The task is made even more difficult by the fact that this town very often gets tunnel vision for one team. You see that with the Cubs now, and you just witnessed it with the Blackhawks in the first half of this decade.

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Man with Blackhawks Face Tattoo Went in Sewer System to Evade Police

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An Elgin man, who sports a prominent Chicago Blackhawks logo tattoo on his cheek, tried to evade suburban police by taking an unorthodox route that be believed would lead him to freedom. Spoiler alert- it did not.

Bryant, Torres, who also has a giant #2 tattooed on his neck to honor Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, attempted to flee police by jumping into the Fox River, swimming through it, and then entering a drainage pipe. Torres, doing his best Richard Kimball impersonation, then entered the sewer system, believing the police wouldn’t know where to find him.

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Is Major League Sport Ready to Take Hold in Vegas?

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By John O’Leary

Over the decades, Las Vegas has become famous for many things but major league sport hasn’t been one of them. However, the signs are that this is all about to change and, indeed, it has already started to with the arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. Now ice hockey may seem like an unlikely sport for a city where the average October daytime temperature is over 80o F but the team has already started to make itself at home at the T-Mobile Stadium enjoying a record-breaking run of wins for an inaugural season.

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