2010–2011 Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview

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It’s that time of year again!!! The air is getting colder, and the sweaters are coming out.  The hockey sweaters that is.  Well maybe not today exactly in Chicago- it’s actually perfect and 75 out today. And it’ll be almost 80 this weekend. But eventually, probably a few games into the regular season, it will get cold, and it will be officially hockey season. Opening Day of the NHL 2010-11 season is here and today, we take a look at the Chicago Blackhawks, and what to expect for the season.

As you can see from the picture above, Patrick Kane and company, the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, are the toast of the town, America’s #1 sports town.

By: Bryan Vickroy

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Stanley Cup Coming to Northwestern Football Game on Saturday

It may have been in the low 90s in The Chi today, but hockey preseason has already begun, believe it or not. Now you may have a less than optimistic perspective on the Blackhawks’ upcoming season, due to the fact they gave away assets and weapons like Russia after the Berlin Wall crumbled, but remember this- the cup is still here.
And sport’s most cherished and recognizable trophy will visit Ryan Field this Saturday (Sept. 25),  prior to the 11 a.m. kickoff between Northwestern and Central Michigan.

The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, which landed in Chicago after the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers in the Stanley Cup final, will be part of a pregame presentation when Northwestern’s Department of Athletics recognizes Blackhawks’ Chairman Rocky Wirtz, a 1975 School of Communication graduate, and Blackhawks’ President John McDonough, a frequent Northwestern lecturer and a Faculty Advisory Board member for Northwestern’s master of arts in sports administration program.

By Paul M. Banks

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Stanley Cup riding Shotgun at Gas Station (Picture)


Last weekend — the cup spent a day with NHL star Dustin Byfuglien — who played on the Chicago Blackhawks squad when they won the championship this year.  Dude was rollin’ around Roseau, Minnesota when he decided to make a gas run — and brought Stanley along for the ride.
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White Sox hosting Blackhawks night at the Cell


The Chicago White Sox will host the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks during “Blackhawks Night” at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, August 27 (vs. the New York Yankees).  The special night will feature the presence of the Stanley Cup, and the first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a special miniature replica of the Cup trophy (limited number available).

 Blackhawks Night at the ballpark also will include a special pregame party and on-field parade for Blackhawks season-ticket holders, in-game vignettes based around the Stanley Cup Champions, its history and players, a ceremonial first pitch from a member of the Hawks and special postgame fireworks show.  [Read more…]

Stanley Cup Featured in Gay Pride Parade (Pics)

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As you might have heard, the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2010 Stanley Cup (it was all over the news, and the blogs too). But you may or may not have heard that (now former) Hawks defenseman Brent Sopel and the Cup itself were in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade this past weekend. And we have pictures, and a thoughtful recap courtesy of Jerry Pritikin- a Cubs die-hard who has been known by the nicknames of “Bleacher Preacher” and the “Gay Forrest Gump.” We’ll have another feature on him later this week.

In the meantime, please check out his new exhibit at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, running now until August 13.

For more info go here

Below are his impressions of the Blackhawks’ appearance at the Pride Parade:

By Paul M. Banks

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