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Why The Chicago Blackhawks Are Not A Playoff Team

I attended the Blackhawks game against the Blue Jackets on Friday night, and it was glaringly obvious why these Blackhawks are not a playoff team. It has nothing to do with superstars carrying the team. Heck, all three goals were … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Defeat Wild: What Does Wednesday Night’s Victory Mean?

Nothing. The answer to the million-dollar question of “how much was Wednesday night’s dominating win worth?” is simply nothing. The Blackhawks picked up two points in the standings…. which puts them in the same 11th place they were in before … Continue reading

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The Blackhawks Cap Situation Is Not Bad For 2011-12

In the wake of Dustin Byfuglien signing a five-year, $26M contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers, many Blackhawks fans started putting their Brent Seabrook sweaters on EBay. After all, if Byfuglien is worth over $5M per, what is Seabrook worth? … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Road Trip Wrap-Up

Depression is setting in. After starting their six-game road trip with a blowout win in Columbus, the Hawks dropped their next two and earned a bag skate from coach Joel Quenneville. The Hawks followed the bag skate with a blowout … Continue reading

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Should The Blackhawks Move Marian Hossa To The Third Line?

As we discussed earlier this week, the struggles in the last couple seasons have been frustrating for Marian Hossa. After missing the first couple months of last season because of shoulder surgery, he was a force on the ice through the playoffs … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Trade Rumors: Moving Day in Chicago?

After an underwhelming performance against the Calgary Flames on Monday night, the consistent mediocrity from the Blackhawks is more than a trend. It’s a major issue. How do you wake up a team that’s clearly talented enough to beat anyone, … Continue reading

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Chicago Blackhawks Player Grades at the All Star Break

Since we have a week without hockey in Chicago, we’ve already looked at some numbersthat indicate how important the play of Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook is, as well as talking about the impact (or lack of one) being made … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Alternate Sweaters: Do They Impact The Team’s Play?

Fans are torn on the aesthetics of the Blackhawks alternate sweaters, and the emotional like/dislike of the uniform often boils over into an assumption that play is improved or hurt when the team wears them. But now that the Blackhawks … Continue reading

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Blackhawks Finish Weekend Tied with Nashville

  How does a team blow a two-goal lead in the third period against a division rival and get away with it? By scoring four unanswered goals to blow out the third period the next night, ending the weekend tied … Continue reading

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Chicago Blackhawks Mid-Season Grades

On Monday night, the Blackhawks officially concluded the first half of their season with an emotional 4-3 win in LA. And what a first half it’s been! Before grading the players, here are a few notes to consider about the … Continue reading

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