Week 6: November 5 – 12, 2017 Making headlines Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team transaction between Colorado, Ottawa, and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, November 5th. The long anticipated blockbuster move occurred mid-game, with Duchene leaving the ice in the first period after less than two minutes … Continue reading Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought
Every NHL fan has a different story about their favorite player. For some, it’s a matter of who you grew up with, who you remember liking as a kid, who scored at your very first NHL game. For others, it’s more about experiences, the players that were the nicest when you met them. Some fans … Continue reading Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff
The tenth annual Blackhawks Convention took place this past weekend at Hilton Chicago. Many players, past and present, were on various panels where they shared their thoughts on hockey and each other. There seemed to be a theme throughout the day: their love for Chicago and the Blackhawks. Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad were on … Continue reading Sharp, Saad, Wingels’ Love for the Chicago Blackhawks
Marian Hossa Marian Hossa announced Wednesday morning that he won't be returning to the NHL for the 2017-2018 season due to a progressive skin condition that prevents him for playing. Many are quick to point out how "convenient" this seems to be for the Blackhawks and for Hossa. The Blackhawks are in cap hell; they … Continue reading Chicago Blackhawks: What do the Recent Changes Mean?
Recently, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews vocalized to press outlets about the recent rising heat of politics within the locker room, and more or less where he stands on the spectrum of things. The internet’s dominant reaction? The same as it always is: “Stick to hockey.” Toews has continually been one of the more vocal … Continue reading Hockey vs. Politics: A Showdown That Shouldn’t Be