With Duncan Keith suspended, Blackhawks positive momentum gone?

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The Chicago Blackhawks have been the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) second hottest team, behind only the scintillatingly-hot Pittsburgh Penguins who have sported a 13-0-1 record recently.  The Blackhawks have blistered their way up the NHL’s Western Conference standings at an 8-1-1 clip, including a recent 5-0-0 run, all of this being done without the services of their captain and leader Jonathan Toews, who has missed the past 14 games with a concussion.

In spite of this devastating loss, the Blackhawks are only one point out of the Western Conference’s 4th position.

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Four Really AWESOME Sports Teams Theme Songs

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Occasionally, a sports franchise records a pep up song which is pretty good. 999,999 times out of a million they don’t. But here are four they got right.

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Bulls-Hawks Eastern Conference Semifinals: Thoughts, Musings, Observations

It’s probably not a good thing that Derrick Rose has to shoot 25+ shots every game, but it is certainly a good sign that the Bulls aren’t in worse shape when you consider he’s shot well under 50%, and very often under 40% and they’re still winning.

-Rose went just 10-27 from the floor last night, but had a game high 25 points and 10 assists. It seems like the ankle is just fine, but he’ll avoid contact in the lane just the same, whenever he can. The Indiana Pacers, that grindy group of goofy bastards were just so physical with him, it’s good for him to be playing NBA basketball instead of NFL football

By Paul M. Banks

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Chicago Bulls Looking for Game 2 Vengeance on Atlanta Hawks

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Yay. Derrick Rose won the MVP. Let’s celebrate. Yay.

Okay, time to get back to things that are actually, you know, important. Saying the Bulls laid an egg in Game one is an insult to laying eggs.

The Bulls absolutely dominated the Hawks in the regular season winning two out of three games with a margin of victory of 25.5 points. In the game they lost, the Bulls blew a double-digit lead.

The Bulls are better than the Hawks. But No one would believe that if they watched the game Monday night. So what do the Bulls need to do to rebound from their horrid performance in the series-opening game? Let’s discuss.

By: Brian McCabe

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Hawks Jamal Crawford: Familiar, Worthy Adversary for Bulls

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Now that the Chicago Bulls have eliminated the Indiana Pacers, and Atlanta has dispatched Orlando, waiting for them in the second round is a very familiar potential opponent.

In just one year’s time, Atlanta Hawks’ guard Jamal Crawford has transitioned from playoff rookie with the nerves of a kid on Christmas Eve into a playoff assassin with the poise of a savvy veteran.

This change has resulted in Crawford helping to lead the Hawks to their current 3-1 lead over the Orlando Magic.

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Blackhawks and Canucks Heading Back to Chicago, UNRULY Fans

With a resounding 5-0 win in game five, the Chicago Blackhawks took a game from the Vancouver Canucks in their building and got right back in goaltender Roberto Luongo‘s head. They’ve out-scored the Canucks 12-2 in the last two games, and 17-11 in the series (yet they still face elimination being down 3-2).

Maybe the Chicago fans and their taunts are getting to them? Much was made of Hollywood A-Lister Vince Vaughn taunting Roberto Luongo (see picture above, click for larger view), but apparently there are some meatball Hawks fans out there who are crossing the line of good taste and harassing the Canucks front office.

(Why am I not surprised?)

By Paul M. Banks

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Blackhawks Look 2010 Style, for 1 Night at Least

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Like the group of very late 20 century American poets, 98 Degrees once said, “Give me just one night, una noche,
I’ll give you the time of your life.”
And for the Chicago Blackhawks, that one night stand was as exciting and as invigorating as possible.

Facing their first elimination game since ’09, they looked like the NHL Stanley Cup Champions of last year, dominating the Vancouver Canucks, and going on a scoring spree that would make Wilt Chamberlain proud. They rode a four goal second period to a 7-2 win, and stayed alive; for one more night at least.

As the scoring barrage ensued, I’m sure many of the Hawks fans (maybe even Vince Vaughn who was in attendance with his daughter again) said to themselves, “hey, save some of that for Thursday in Vancouver.”

By Paul M. Banks

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NHL Season Preview: Central Division

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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.  From now until Opening Day of the NHL 2010 season, look out for new division previews, new in depth team outlooks, and big predictions and prognostications of the glorious season to come.  Today, we take a look at the Central Division, the Chicago Blackhawks and what to expect this season.

2010-2011 NHL SEASON INFORMATION EXTRAPOLATION

By: Bryan Vickroy

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Bandwagon Blackhawks fans: WATCH these videos!

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Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have reached their first Stanley Cup since well, the last time was so long ago I wasn’t even interested in girls yet, the already crowded bandwagon is about to become to OVERLOADED. On Sunday the Hawks swept the “best team” in the NHL, the one-seeded San Jose Sharks, to qualify for their first final since 1992.

The city will soon be even more abuzz, meaning more annoying neophytes will do and say things like the WGN anchor who said on air, “I know how to spell Byufglien, it’s spelled like “bah-fuug-lee-in…he he he.”

Yes, they’re going to come out of the woodwork next week. But I’m actually here to help you inauthentic Hawks fans. Here’s four videos (two songs) you MUST become familiar with, before you start talking hockey with anyone. And a little primer on each.

Consider this your cheat sheet.

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