Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say "Game On!" The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19. Find out what you need to know about every … [Read more...] about 2013 NHL PREVIEW: CENTRAL DIVISION
Blackhawks First Semester Report Card: Serious Cup Contender?
With Friday's 4-0 loss at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks reached the 41-game mark of their season, meaning that half their campaign has come to an end. While the old adage of "time flies when you're having fun" certainly can apply to a big chunk of those games, the same cannot be said about the way the Hawks ended this stretch of … [Read more...] about Blackhawks First Semester Report Card: Serious Cup Contender?
Once an Afterthought, Ray Emery Shining As Blackhawks Keep Winning
Coming into the 2011-12 season, the Chicago Blackhawks seemed like they finally had a guy they could count on in net. They inked Corey Crawford to a three-year extension over the off-season, and the only question was whether Ray Emery or Alexander Salak would back up the talented youngster. As has happened in previous years with Cristobal Huet, Nikolai Khabibulin, Antti Niemi, … [Read more...] about Once an Afterthought, Ray Emery Shining As Blackhawks Keep Winning
Chicago Blackhawks Report Card: First Midterm Edition
On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at the United Center, bringing their record for the first 10 games of the season to 6-2-2. Ray Emery made 27 saves in only his second start of the season, and while the Hawks' power play struggled to get going in an 0-for-5 performance, their penalty killing unit was perfect yet again, going … [Read more...] about Chicago Blackhawks Report Card: First Midterm Edition
Blackhawks Notes: Salak Recalled, Saad Sent to Saginaw
Despite his assurances on Monday that he is completely healthy, the Chicago Blackhawks took out an extra insurance policy on goaltender Corey Crawford on Wednesday, bringing up keeper Alexander Salak from Rockford. Ray Emery has also been feeling under the weather, so the goalie lineup for the Hawks going into Thursday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets is anyone’s guess at this … [Read more...] about Blackhawks Notes: Salak Recalled, Saad Sent to Saginaw