Jeremy Morin flashes the Vulcan gang sign to Bicks
“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting.” – Spock
By Rich Lindbloom
After Tazer went down to an illegal hit by known Penguin assassin Brooks Orpik, the inner meatball button in me was triggered. Winning the hockey game became secondary to exacting just retribution on the nozzle who obviously was attempting to injure Tazer. I heard several Hawk players defend their lack of response by saying , “It was a 2-1 game and we didn’t want to take a penalty…” type excuse. Apparently there were no mirrors in their locker room in Pittsburgh. Read more
By Michael Calvert
The Hawks stole at least one point from the Blue Jackets last night. The Jackets came into the game clinging to a one point lead for the second wild card spot in the East, and with one game in hand. With that being said the Jackets needed these points badly and came within 2.5 seconds of getting at least one. This, two days after Colorado erased a 2-goal BJ lead in the 3rd period and beat Columbus in the shootout. I suppose it’s a tough week to be a BJ fan, tougher than usual anyway.
Typically sporting the IceHogs jersey, Jeremy Morin and Jokim Nordstrom suited up for this game. I suppose we can count on the Hawks not burning a contract year on Teuvo Teravainen. I am a little disappointed personally, but it’s likely for the better. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Antti Raanta, Artem Anisimov, Ben Smith, Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Derek MacKenzie, Game recap, James Wisniewski, Jeremy Morin, Marian Hossa, Michael Calvert, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Johansen, Sergei Bobrovsky
By Chris Block
This is way later than I targeted for this week, but better late than never. Today was my first chance to get to this. And just in time now to start working on next week’s… Anyhow, on with it.
Stephen Johns Signs
On Wednesday (April 2) the Chicago Blackhawks inked Notre Dame senior defenseman Stephen Johns to a two-year entry-level contract that will begin with the 2014-15 season.
Johns has also agreed to a professional try-out contract for the remainder of this season with the Rockford IceHogs.
He traveled with the IceHogs to Abbotsford, British Columbia on Thursday for Rockford’s big 2-game set with the Heat this weekend.
Johns is expected to make his professional debut tonight in Abbotsford. It looks like he’ll wear number #36, which was Maxim Shalunov’s number earlier in the season. Read more
Posted in Odds and Saads
Tagged Antti Raanta, Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Mashinter, Brett Skinner, Canucks, Chris Block, Chris Chelios, Corey Crawford, IceHogs, Jake Chelios, Joakim Nordstrom, Joe Gleason, Joel Quenneville, John Tortorella, Kyle Beach, Linus Omark, Mathieu Brisebois, Matt Carey, Mike Gillis, Odds and Saads, Ryan Hartman, Simon Danis-Pepin, Stephen Johns, Teuvo Teravainen, Trevor van Riemsdyk
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks were looking at the daunting task of breaking a three-game skid without the services of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Hosting Minnesota Thursday night, Chicago survived a late goal by the Wild and posted a 3-2 shootout win.
With the lineup lacking its usual star power, Ben Smith and a returning Bryan Bickell provided the offense for the Blackhawks. The result was a key victory as the regular season winds down.
First Period-Kris Versteeg got off a shot in the first minute after Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov misplayed the puck in front of the crease. However, Chicago found the going tough in terms of getting the puck to the net. Minnesota outshot the Hawks 9-5 in the opening period and scoring chances were few for the home team. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Ben Smith, Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula, Ilya Bryzgalov, Joakim Nordstrom, Jon Fromi, Minnesota, Wild