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Mike Babcock: Top 5 Spin Doctor Comments from Red Wing Coach’s Postgame Presser

May 28th, 2013
If you are looking for some cheap entertainment as you await Wednesday's Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, look no further.  I was sure I was watching a political spin doctor in action as I watched Detroit's head coach Mike Babcock in his postgame presser ...

Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks? Pros and Cons

July 7th, 2012
Roberto Luongo's mega 12-year contract with Vancouver may well be coming around to bite him in the back side.  The team that picks him up would also have to pick up a $5.33 million cap hit through 2021-22.Add to it the fact that Luongo's contract also has a no-trade clause ...

Buffalo Sabres: Fans Have No Fear, Your Future Is Bright

March 17th, 2011
While Tuesday’s heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes left many Buffalo Sabres fans feeling blue, there should still be joy in the City of Light. Why you may ask? The answer is simple—your future is so bright, ya gotta wear shades.   Yes, yes, I know the past has not ...

NHL’s Father Time Don Cherry Solves the Max Pacioretty-Zdeno Chara Problem

March 12th, 2011
If you had the opportunity to watch last night’s Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) game in which the Buffalo Sabres lost a nail-bitter to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, you would have heard some amazing words of wisdom from hockey’s Father Time, Don Cherry. ...

Chicago Blackhawks: It’s Safe To Say The Boys Are Back

December 23rd, 2010
There is no doubt that the start of the 2010-11 NHL season has not been a pleasant one for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks: inconsistencies of key players, injuries, unexpected issues in net and the loss of some key depth players due to the dreaded salary cap have all left many ...

Blackhawk Nation: An Open Letter to Joel Quenneville

December 17th, 2010
Dear Coach,  How goes it?  It seem like just yesterday we were all laughing along with you as you pulled toilet paper off the trees in your front yard.  Well, Coach, there isn't much laughing going on these days, in fact, the complete opposite to be honest.  June almost seems like ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Has Corey Crawford Earned the No. 1 Spot?

November 29th, 2010
Well Hawks fans, the Circus Trip is over and the boys are home for a while, bringing a successful 4-2 record back with them. They now play in the Madhouse for a four game home stretch, which is certainly an early Christmas present for season ticket holders. The buzz from ...

Buffalo Sabres Plagued with Injuries: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

November 23rd, 2010
Take a deep breath Sabre fans, the answer is "Yes."  The injured list for the Sabres was beginning to look like the Black Friday line outside of Toys 'R Us.  Forwards Drew Stafford (upper body) and Rob Niedermayer (knee) are on injured reserve while Jochen Hecht (minor upper body) and Tim ...

Is Corey Crawford the New Antti Niemi?

October 15th, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville had stated in pre-game interviews that starting Corey Crawford in goal was a planned move. Nonetheless, I can’t help but feel that there was more to this move than meets the eye.  The Hawks’ front office has worked hard since signing former Dallas Stars ...