The Blackhawks haven't been great. We all know this. Their defense is weak, the offense is inconsistent at best, and the off-season acquisitions and trades have been questionable. Who is at fault? One would argue it's Stan Bowman, but who took the fall? After 797 games, 9 playoff appearances, and 3 Stanley Cup Championships, the … Continue reading The Unjust Firing of Joel Quenneville: A Casualty of the Management Power Struggle
Team Kane and Team Hinostroza faced off once again for the second annual Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. The event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago took place yesterday at MB Ice Arena, with Team Hinostroza coming out with the fun-filled victory. Here's a closer look at the day's events!
This week on Top Shelf Pours we have the Chicago Blackhawks! They ended this season with 76 points, which puts them in 25th place at the end of the 2017-18 season. Read on to see what our drink picks for the Blackhawks are! One beer: Goose Island Goose IPA. Goose Island is one of my … Continue reading Top Shelf Pours for the Chicago Blackhawks
There are few things more exciting than watching an emergency goalie be called into the net during an NHL game. This season alone, we got to see the Blackhawks put Scott Foster between the pipes and the accountant pulled out the saves. But for people who are new to the sport, and even people who … Continue reading A Brief Intro about Emergency Goalies
It's February 17th, 2018. An exciting hockey game is going down between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The third period was winding down, and the home team was up 7-1. The game was full of physicality and energy especially when Capitals right-wing Devante Smith-Pelly got into a … Continue reading Racism in the Rink: The Devante Smith-Pelly Situation
There is nothing quite so romanticized in hockey as the frozen pond — playing outdoors, the fog of breath hanging in the air, snow falling as ruddy-cheeked lads battle the elements and each other in a game that nature grants them only during those long, cold weeks of short days. But is the NHL’s romance … Continue reading NHL Outdoors: A Classic Case Of Burnout?
It goes without saying that any team who loses their starting goalie is prone to ultimate devastation. It's not uncommon to see a subtle, yet noticeable decline in a team's overall performance when the one they rely on most in the blue paint is not where they should be. But there are few teams whose … Continue reading Why the Corey Crawford-less Blackhawks are not playoff contenders