45-42 were the shots in favour of the Blackhawks during an exciting shootout win over the 'Yotes on Saturday night. I was thoroughly impressed with how prepared and engaged the Blackhawks were early on in this game. Let's take a look at what's to come this week for tR
We have a lot to cover after the Hawks two overtime losses vs. Minnesota and Boston. I have ten thoughts from these games, so let's get into it.
There has been a lot of discussion about trading goalies since – well – the Hawks signed Robin Lehner it seems. The main rationale is that this would be an area of strength to deal from and if the Hawks fell out of the playoff race and/or the right opportunity came Bowman's way either Crawford or Lehner could be dealt. This chatter picked back up after the Maple Leafs acquired Jack Campbell this week. So, that got me thinking, how many goalies are moved around the deadline?
Hi, can you help me out? I'm the Chicago Blackhawks and I'm looking for competent power play skaters. The Hawks have played better since December working themselves into a playoff spot thanks to more consistent defensive play, a stellar penalty kill, and chemistry that took some time to build. I'm don't have an answer on how to fix the man advantage, but the Hawks only have 3 power play goals in their last 10 games and that's not going to cut it as they fight for their playoff lives.
No McDavid, no problem. The Oilers came out hungry for 2 points and they ended up succeeding. Let's recap the game + look ahead to Vancouver on Wednesday night.
Before the Hawks ventured to Western Canada, I knew this would be a make or break. It would lead them directly to the doorstep of the NHL trade deadline and their performance would be an indicator of what the Hawks did going forward.
I started the last blog with, "Before the Hawks ventured to Western Canada, I knew this would be a make or break." Well, it's broke. I can't help but think though, how much could the Hawks benefit from starting to sell, sell, sell. Yes, I know there isn't a ton to actually sell, but there are some sellable pieces. And the selling has begun…
Tuesday was the day to deal a defenceman apparently. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Stan Bowman sits idly. Well, on the surface at least. I have heard that there has been a lot of chatter behind the scenes. What am I hearing and what am I reading between the lines?
I love writing this blog. However, I was hoping this year, I'd be able to write about the Blackhawks "buying" players vs. being in a selling position. We all know the NHL Trade Deadline is on Monday. We all know the Hawks have completely soiled the bed as of late; CHI has just 2 wins in their last 10 games. So without further ado, let's look at what could happen from now until Monday with the Hawks selling off some pieces to help them get back on track for the future.