Chicago Blackhawks

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300 Level & Sinking 12/28/13

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Killing Two Birds?

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Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado Avalanche

Mr. Narrator..

Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado Avalanche

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Tonight sees the Blackhawks returning to action, after a three-day break over the Festive Period, with the first of three tricky games in four nights. First up the Colorado Avalanche, former Western Conference high-flyers and still a formidable opponent, come to the UC; then Saturday sees a short trip to the Scottrade to take on another heavyweight in the St Louis Blues. There will then be a Sunday “Break” where we get to chew our fingers to the bone over Bears/Packers before the Los Angeles Kings make their second trip to West Madison. All three of these games are against Western Conference contenders of one stripe or another and all three will present stiff challenges to be surmounted.

 

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An Evening With El Diablo : Blackhawks 5 – Devils 2

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Sincerest apologies for the late recap….

I’m still not sure I quite understand how it’s possible New Jersey only managed twelve shots on goal in a professional hockey game. Obviously everybody knows that the Devils play a very conservative style, but this was dreadfully boring even for them. How lopsided was the possession game? Only seven face-offs the entire game took place inside the Blackhawks zone. SEVEN! There were forty six total in the contest. You can’t spend that much time in your own zone against a team like the Blackhawks and expect to have any sort of chance to get even a point. I don’t care who you are or what your philosophy is – you have to score some goals when you’re playing a team like the ‘Hawks.

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300 Level & Sinking 12/23/13

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Hello, Calgary

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300 Level & Sinking 12/22/13

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Think I’ll go out to Alberta, weather’s good horrible there in the Fall Winter

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300 Level & Sinking 12/21/13

 

 

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Alberta or Bust after the jump

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Theatre Is The Life Of You: Canucks @ Hawks Preview

Bob appears to be enjoying this a little too much..

These guys again, hey?

Last time out the Hawks escaped the Rogers Arena in Vancouver by the skin of their teeth, thanks mainly to an outstanding performance from Corey Crawford who withstood a late Nucks siege after the Hawks scored twice in nine seconds to erase an early 5-on-3 goal from Ryan Kesler. Since then both team have been hot as hell, with a successful Circus Trip for the Hawks leading onto a series of 6-goal games. The Canucks also went on a hot streak, winning 7 in a row until they lost in a Shootout to Minnesota and then got walloped by the Stars last night. Obviously, the Hawks had their own unhappy landings against Minny, Anaheim and Toronto. They also don’t have Crawford and Antti Raanta makes his 8th consecutive start tonight.

 

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300 Level & Sinking 12/20/13

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Progress is made after the jump

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300 Level & Sinking 12/18/13

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More on PlAstiKK D’avE’s Dead Pool after the Jump

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Cohesion: Hawks 3 Preds 1

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How Bryan Bickell stayed in shape

 

The Good News: The Hawks returned to the scene of their worst performance of the year and came out with a modicum of pride restored and, more importantly, two points

The Bad News: There are still four more games against Nashville this season.

 

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