The Daily Phil Esposito (1/9/11)

"Yea... I"m a dick"

Eleven games last night with sixteen former hawks taking the ice, resulting in five points. Two were goals the other three were assists. Not a lot of comments today, just a couple tid-bits and an update on Benny Eager. Enjoy. Have a good end to your weekend. Lets get a W tonight and take all four points for this weekend.

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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/8/11)

"I am on FIRE!"

There were seven games that took place last night, with 13 former feather-heads, one was a goalie, the other 12 were skaters. There is lots in store in this version of the Daily Esposito. I have a lot of side comments on the players so I will keep this short. Just glad the Hawks got a win last night, made me a happy guy. Hope you enjoy today’s post!

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Quorum Call: Hawks Try To Filibuster Senators

"Two more years of this shit..."

Go to the Senators home page, click on “News.” You’ll laugh your ass off.

“Senators Working Towards Major Turnaround.” “Alfredsson: We believe that we can be better.” “Sens GM Maintains Belief Turnaround Is Possible.” “Senators Carrying Optimism Into Season’s Second Half.”

Translation: “We know we suck, we’ll try to do better.”

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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/7/11)

"Do you dare me to take my shirt off?"

There were 15 former hawks to take the ice last night, 13 of which were skaters who amassed four points, two goals and two assists. The two goalies split their matchups. Good game in Montreal between the Canadians and the Penguins. Both goalies stood on their heads which led to a shoot out, where there were 0 total shots taken, and only one goal…

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This is who we are, unfortunately.

The damn image loader in WordPress isn’t working tonight, meaning Boxing will have to wait until it’s fixed. So, I’m going to give you a piece of my mind without the pretty pictures.

I’m going to focus on fan response to last night’s loss, then get into a couple of other things. So, yes, you’re right … this is going to be an all out Bitch Fest directed pretty much toward everyone.

I received emails and heard people talking about a couple of things after last night’s game, and here’s how I feel about it:

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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/6/11)

There were nine former feather-heads to take the ice last night. All the scored came from Laddy… which was two assists. Couple other notes in there, as well as a little rant on the hawks game from last night… I have been pretty cool about them all season, but last nights game really got under my skin and ticked me off… Hope that the Espo lightens your mood. Also thank you to all those who have emailed me with the kind words and get well wishes. I am doing great and I am very glad that you enjoy the daily post.

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Are There Stars Out Tonight? Dallas Visits Chicago

"Stand up, bitch! Not finished with you yet..."

There’s never a dull moment when the Dallas Stars come to town, and their last visit was no exception. The last time they were in town, Chicago managed to blow a 3-goal lead, ride a 1-goal advantage through the entire third period before potting an empty-netter with one tick left on the clock.

In admist all that was the scene shown above, where Jake Dowell had Dallas meat-hole Steve Ott bent over and squealing, but let him stand up before clocking him another few times for good measure.

But the most bizarre event of all was the scoring opportunity by Stars forward Trevor Daley in the final minute of the game. While attempting to defend his own zone, Blackhawks’ defenseman Brent Seabrook fell over backwards. Here’s where things get strange. When Seabrook’s hand hit the ice, his stick — for lack of a better term — was released from his grip. The loose stick interfered with Daley and he was unable to get a decent shot off. There was no call on the play.

Dallas Coach Marc Crawford went non-linear, screaming a barrage of obscenities at the officials that would make Russell Crowe cringe. He continued on his way into the locker room and later in the post-game press conference. His contention was that a penalty shot should have been awarded, but Coach Crawford needs to review his rule book.

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STATS Game: Blackhawks vs. Stars

THE FACTS

The BLACKHAWKS are …

… 21-17-3 (T-2nd, Central)
… 12-10-0 at home
… 5-5-0 in their last 10 (Won 1)
… 7-4-1 against the Pacific Division
… 16-8-2 when scoring first
… 16-3-1 when leading after 2nd period

The STARS are …

… 23-13-4 (1st, Pacific)
… 11-7-1 on the road
… 5-3-2 in their last 10 (Won 1)
… 8-3-2 against the Central Division
… 17-2-0 when scoring first
… 10-0-0 when leading after 2nd period

THE MATCHUP

POWER PLAY: Blackhawks, 25.5% (1st) ; Stars, 17.1% (17th)
PENALTY KILL: Blackhawks 79.0% (25th) ; Stars 79.2% (24th)

» The Blackhawks beat the Stars 5-3 on Dec. 8th (Boxing, with Marc Crawford’s tirade)
» The Stars are 2-5-2 in Chicago in their last nine trips.

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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/5/11)

"This is the most ice time I've had all season!" -Ethan Moreau

There were nine former Hawks that took the ice last night, putting together three assists as the only points scored. One of the nine was a drunk goalie who just keeps losing. Sorry, I still don’t have too much energy after surgery, but tomorrow there will be a more in depth Espo, I promise, well unless the former feather heads decide not to show up…

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The Daily Phil Esposito (1/4/11)

I got nothing

In five games total last night there were seven former hawks who took the ice and they all shit the bed. The six forwards combined for a minus four rating, without scoring a single point. The one goalie that played lost to the hottest team in the league despite making it an impressive game. Sorry there isn’t more, after surgery I have no energy to write about every single player.

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