Apr 212011

By Rich Lindbloom

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Charles Kingsley

Well now; raise your hand high if you saw that one coming.  After Sunday’s disheartening loss, fans trudging towards the exits were heard saying they were not going to waste their money to watch a lost cause in Game 4. Actually it was more like, “F___ it. I’m selling my tickets.” Certainly, the Blackhawk faithful we’re expecting a reenactment of Custer’s Last Stand. While most of us expected a valiant effort, we were somewhat resigned to the fact we would succumb to yet another disastrous third period. Jeff Bartl of Blackhawk Up put it best; “Tuesday nights demolishing of Vancouver in Game four might have been the most fun I’ve had watching something I could not muster excitement for all day.” Our bleak chances were as cold and dismal as spring in the Big Chi.

With Seabs still not sure what team he was on, and Big Bad John in, the lumberjacks from British Columbia were certain to holler “Timber!’ as the defending Stanley Cup Champs went down to an ignominious defeat. Not to mention the considerable consternation as to the debatable decision to play “The Rat.”  What could that little pest possibly bring to the ice after over 45 days of inactivity? Hell, Frank Pellico was probably in better shape. As the National Anthems were belted out once again by Jim Cornelison, I noticed something though.  Actually I felt it. Continue reading »

Apr 212011

After merging with Hockeenight last week for a special 2-hour playoff preview extravaganza, TheThirdManIn~Radio returned Wednesday night to our regular home.

TheThirdManIn~Radio ~ Hammer To Fall
Wednesday April 20, 2011 ~ Right-click here to download

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On the show

– Alain Vigneault decisions leave door wide open for Blackhawks
– What to do with Roberto Luongo
– Dave Bolland’s elbow
– Another Blackhawk player who doesn’t get it
– Keith out of control
– Hawks down 3-1
– Chances, Ways to realize come back
– Suggestion for Vancouver lineup change
– Who the Hawks shouldn’t think twice to move this summer
– The Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook
– How it compares to the Hjalmarsson-Pominville hit
– How the league could possibly eliminate bad hits such as those
– Did Kevin Bieksa deserve an instigator for late 3rd period fight with Viktor Stalberg in Game 4?
– Patrick Kane’s acting skill
– Blackhawks chirping
– We crowned Mr. TTMI~Radio 2011
– Plans for the show this summer
– all this and much more

BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn ~ all the shows

Our show returns Live on Monday night April 25th at 8pm central.  You can listen live at BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn