By Brad Vandenberk
Leaving Minnesota with the series tied at 2 was not part of plan A in this second round match up. The Wild showed their talent using their speed and forecheck to trouble the Hawks and 2 loses were the result. They took it to the Hawks out shooting them in two games holding the Hawks to less than 20 shots per game.
Matt Cooke returned for game 4 and gave the Hawks a lot of problems as he was involved on 2 of the Wilds 4 goals. The Hawks depth is being challenged and the employees needed to come to work Sunday night in Chicago.
Don’t get me wrong, the stars or core of this team also needs to pull up their sleeves and not allow the Wild to possess the puck. Brandon Bollig was reprimanded for his hit on Keith Ballard, being suspended for 2 games. Keith Ballard and Matt Moulson did not travel with the team to the windy city. Andrew Shaw did not dress for his 4th straight game and has yet to begin skating. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Tagged Blackhawks, Brad Vandenberk, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Erik Haula, Game 5, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jared Spurgeon, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Minnesota, Patrick Sharp, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Wild
“It is well, it is well, with my soul.”
Amateur – “Mr Hogan, how do you back the ball up on the green?
Ben Hogan – “Well, how far do you hit an 8-iron?”
Amateur – “Oh, about a 125 yds.”
Ben Hogan – “Why in the hell would you want to back the ball up?”
By Rich Lindbloom
The Hawks current predicament reminds me of Alfred E. Neuman’s seemingly inextricable mess in the above cartoon. In the early 80′s, a innovation called square grooves somewhat revolutionized the game of golf. They replaced the traditional V-shaped grooves and supposedly were able to make you back the ball up on the green like a Yo-Yo. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Dwayne Johnson, Horatio Spafford, Jared Spurgeon, Joel Quenneville, Keith Ballard, Marcus Kruger, Matt Cooke, Minnesota, Patrick Kane, Rich Lindbloom, Samuel L. Jackson, Wild