The 2015 Winter Classic will be hosted by the nation’s capital as the Washington Capitals face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. The New Year’s Day marquee game will be the first hosted in Washington D.C. It will be the second appearance for each team. Chicago also hosted a Stadium Series game last season. The Winter Classic is now in it’s 7th edition, and has grown into … [Read more...] about 2015 Winter Classic pits storied franchise vs league’s best scorer
How do Toews, Kane extensions affect the Hawks big picture?
As expected, the Chicago Blackhawks locked up their future. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane agreed to contract extensions that will last eight years and are worth a reported $10.5 million annually. The contract extensions will go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 season. Toews and Kane were asking for as much as $12 million per season and were also reported to sign on … [Read more...] about How do Toews, Kane extensions affect the Hawks big picture?
Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Years, 10 Draft Picks
The Chicago Blackhawks are days away from hopefully adding to their already deep farm system. The 2014 NHL Entry Draft does not appear to offer a lot of high-end, “can’t-miss” talent, but offers teams that are not drafting towards the top like Chicago the opportunity to continue fortifying their depth. … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Years, 10 Draft Picks
Team USA faces toughest opponent in Canada
Winning four consecutive games in the Winter Olympic hockey tournament will mean nothing if the Team USA hockey team loses Friday. A semifinal matchup against defending gold medal winning Canada awaits the red, white, and blue with a chance to play for gold on the line. Team USA has skated four balanced lines to this point. The mix of size, speed, and physicality has helped … [Read more...] about Team USA faces toughest opponent in Canada
Team Canada hockey preview: Repeat or bust
Winning gold on home ice was expected. Now is the time to show how dominant the Team Canada hockey program can be. Even with their 2010 gold, Hockey Canada has failed to medal in two of the previous four Winter Olympics. For pretty much any other team, that is acceptable. For Canada? An embarrassment. The Canadian talent pool is by far the deepest in the world. As Canada’s … [Read more...] about Team Canada hockey preview: Repeat or bust