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4 Reasons for Chicago Blackhawks Fans to Believe in Corey Crawford

July 30th, 2012
What a difference a year makes. This time last year all was well with the Chicago Blackhawks when it came to who was in net. Corey Crawford was coming off a stellar rookie season and was signed a new three-year deal. However, after an up-and-down season questions started to pop up.  ...

Chicago Blackhawks: How Will They Spend Cristobal Huet’s $5.6 Million?

May 26th, 2012
The day has finally come. The Chicago Blackhawks don't owe Cristobal Huet any more money. Huet was signed on the first day of free agency in 2008. His four-year deal was worth $22.4 million and, along with the contract given to Brian Campbell, was a sign the Blackhawks wanted to ...

Chicago Blackhawks: What Does the Re-Signing of Ray Emery Mean?

April 7th, 2012
Normally, when a team decides to re-sign their back up goalie it doesn't mean a whole lot. However, what the Chicago Blackhawks did on Saturday does mean quite a bit. The Blackhawks announced on Saturday that they have re-signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year deal. The contract is worth $1.15 million, ...

Chicago Bulls: Looking Back at the James Johnson Trade

March 24th, 2012
Over the past two games the Bulls have gotten a good look at one of their former players. No, not Aaron Gray. I'm taking about James Johnson. With that being said both Gray and Johnson were teammates during the 2009-2010 season in Chicago before being reunited this season in Toronto. So you ...

Chicago Bulls: Should They Bring Back Andres Nocioni?

March 17th, 2012
I can still here the chants from the 2005 and 2006 playoffs. Noc-i-oni! Noc-i-oni! It was the Bulls' first playoff game since Michael Jordan retired and Andres Nocioni had the United Center rocking. He played nearly every second of that game and led the Bulls with 25 points and 18 ...

Chicago Blackhawks: Can Ray Emery Carry Them to a Stanley Cup Championship?

March 10th, 2012
Unless something changes over the final 13 games, it looks like Ray Emery, not Corey Crawford, will be the starting goaltender come playoff time. This is about the time every season where Joel Quenneville decides on who his playoff goaltender will be and he rides him to the end. Last ...

Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Reasons Johnny Oduya Will Help in the Playoffs

March 6th, 2012
Many fans were very underwhelmed last week when the Blackhawks traded for Johnny Oduya.They acquired Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets for a second- and third-round pick in the 2013 draft, which seems like a lot for me.However, sometimes the under radar moves are exactly the right move to make.In his first ...

Chicago Bulls Report Card: Grades for All Key Players Through First Trimester

February 4th, 2012
Wow, it is hard to believe a third of the NBA season is already gone. I mean, it seems like the Bulls were tipping off the season against the Lakers on Christmas a few days ago. Seriously, I haven't even finished putting my Christmas decorations away yet and they are announcing the ...

Chicago Blackhawks: 2011-12 Preseason Center Breakdown

September 30th, 2011
Who is centering that second line? That seems to be the question Joel Quenneville and the Chicago Blackhawks have been asking for years. Everyone knows that captain Jonathan Toews will be centering that top line and, when healthy, Dave Bolland is probably manning the middle of that third “checking” line, ...

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Passes on Worlds To Focus on New Deal

August 9th, 2010
Joakim Noah is passing on a dream. Noah has decided to say no to playing for the French National Basketball team in the upcoming World Championships that will be held in Turkey later this month. He is also saying no to playing at Madison Square Garden on Sunday ...