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NHL Playoffs 2011: Breaking Down the 2nd Period of Blackhawks-Canucks

April 13th, 2011
NHL Playoffs, The score did not change after the duration of the 2nd period, but the tempo and overall feel of the game certainly did. What seemed to be pure domination on the Canucks part has changed to a back and forth affair with the Blackhawks trailing. The period started with ...

NHL Playoffs 2011: Roberto Luongo vs. the Blackhawks: A Nightmare in Reality

April 13th, 2011
NHL Playoffs 2011, One of the most compelling storylines that will be evident in the opening series of the playoffs between the Blackhawks and Canucks will be the mental battle between Chicago forwards and Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo. Roberto Luongo has certainly emerged to be one of the best goalies ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Sunday Battle with Rival Wings’ as Big as It Gets

April 9th, 2011
Not since the Twins-White Sox play-in game for the AL Central title a couple years ago has Chicago had such a meaningful regular season game come along for one of its sports teams. The Blackhawks/Red Wings game on Sunday morning will see a capacity crowd at the United Center cheer on the ...

Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons the Blackhawks Will Make the Playoffs This Season

March 27th, 2011
Tension has certainly risen to a new level in Chicago after the Blackhawks lost a key game to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. It was a game between two teams that are in a heated battle to earn one of the lower seeds into the playoffs, and it certainly ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Viktor Stalberg’s New Role Down the Stretch of the Season

March 26th, 2011
With how competitive the Western Conferense has been this season, the Chicago Blackawks are going to be counting on players like Viktor Stalberg to help propel them into the postseason. Every night a win, loss and tie becomes important; whether or not teams are playing or on an off day. Teams ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Is Corey Crawford the Playoff Goalie Needed for a Repeat?

March 23rd, 2011
The Blackhawks are trying to do something that hasn't been done in over a decade. That is, to bring back the Stanley Cup as champions for a second year in a row. That hasn't been done by any team since the Red Wings got it done at the end of the ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Do They Have Enough To Hold Off the Rest of the West?

March 10th, 2011
One year ago at this time, the Blackhawks were tied with the San Jose Sharks for the top spot in the Western Conference with 93 points. Fast-forward one year, and a lot has happened. Many players have come and gone, one new coach has come aboard and that whole Stanley ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Alexei Kovalev, Bryan McCabe and the Latest Trade News

February 24th, 2011
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired veteran right-winger Alexei Kovalev on Thursday after much speculation that a deal would in fact go down. The Senators acquired a 7th round pick in exchange for Kovalev who had a less than stellar stay in Ottawa. Kovalev was a Penguin for over four seasons earlier in ...

Phil Kessel and the Softest Players in the NHL

February 8th, 2011
It is often said that hockey players are the toughest athletes in any major professional sport. The men who take the ice and risk life and limb every night in the NHL are the best at what they do, but some of these players are not as tough as they ...

NHL Power Rankings: Troy Brouwer and 15 Underrated Power Forwards

February 4th, 2011
Go out and look at any good hockey team in the NHL. Whether it's Detroit or Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Chicago. They all have players that are willing to mix it up in the offensive zone. Now, this is something that in most cases cannot be learned. Being a power forward ...