The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?
The NHL trade deadline looms near and it's always fun to see what the return for certain players ends up being at this time of the season. It's even more fun to see which teams are desperate enough to risk it all. We went back to the start of the 2013-2014 season (when the divisions … Continue reading Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team
Click here to read parts one and two of this series first! One of the best parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings of the Past, Present, and Future (Part Three: Future)
The Chicago Blackhawks were a team to be reckoned with for the better part of a decade. Only four players remain from the team that won the first modern era Stanley Cup in 2010. This core and the team that won the Cup were put together by Dale Tallon who served as the general manager … Continue reading Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades
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