“I want to bite the hand that feeds me,
I want to bite that hand so badly,
I want to make them wish they’d never seen me…” – Elvis Costello
By Rich Lindbloom
I heard a great definition of philosophy recently: “A blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat, that doesn’t exist.”
Tell me that doesn’t describe the excruciating labor negotiations between the NHL owners and the players union in a nutshell. Quite frankly, I don’t think I’m alone in my burgeoning apathy in this greed laden, rapacious process. Waves of intense anger may belie my apathy, but I’m doing my best to cope with the situation. Trying to pretend I could care less is easier said than done. Read more
Posted in Rich Lindbloom
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Deryk Engelland, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Hayes, Joel Quenneville, John Scott, Johnny Oduya, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Monett Missouri, Patrick Kane, Raffi Torres, Ray Emery
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks spotted Pittsburgh a three goal advantage over the first 40 minutes Tuesday night in the Consol Energy Center. A furious third period charge made for a fun finish, but the Penguins held on to hand the Blackhawks their first regulation loss of the month by the score of 3-2.
It was a rough and tumble contest that turned in a playoff-type atmosphere. Pittsburgh used a physical play to pave the way for the game’s first goal in the ninth minute of action.
Deryk Engelland attempted to remove Marcus Kruger’s head, which somehow went unpenalized save for John Scott jumping in and throwing down. As a result, Scott was assessed the instigator penalty. On the resulting power play, just over a minute later, the Penguins scored on a wrist shot by Chris Kunitz, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Matt Niskanen.
Kruger appeared to be okay and finished the first period, but did not return for the second and third. Pittsburgh went into the locker room with a 1-0 lead. Read more
Posted in Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook, Deryk Engelland, Eddie Olczyk, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Jeremy Morin, John Scott, Jonathan Toews, Marcus Kruger, Marian Hossa, Matt Niskanen, Patrick Kane, Penguins, Ray Emery, Viktor Stalberg