May 29, 2013 |
Not so fast, all you pessimistic Blackhawks fans. There's still life. A tip of the cap to those of you who maintained hope during this teeth-gnashing ride. But whichever side you fall on, you'll surely be biting your nails come puck drop Wednesday night during a pivotal, winner-take-all Game 7 against those pesky Detroit Red Wings. Hopefully your heart can handle one more game. But it's understandable if it can't. This series has been filled with heart-stopping moments.
February 24, 2013 |
There's no question the Blackhawks' record-breaking start to this season feels straight out of Hollywood. So we've got our own awards to hand out to the NHL-leading squad, Oscar-style. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE Patrick Kane Lots of great candidates here, but Kaner leads the team in goals and assists (nine and 14, respectively, entering Sunday) and has stayed out of the headlines off the ice. The perfect combination. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE The Hawks' opponents You need...
May 16, 2013 |
The 'Hawks aren't on tonight, but the Falcons are playing right now in Chicago. Two recently hatched Falcons and their territorial mother are currently perched atop 1130 S. Michigan Avenue, and the property - in conjunction with Chicago's Field Museum - is broadcasting the scene for the city's viewing pleasure. The predatory bird first flew in to the West Loop property in 2010, after construction displaced the habitat on a nearby building. Greg Martin, Vice President of D and K Properties, notes that was the same year the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. “That year,...
June 18, 2013 |
You've been here before, Blackhawks fans. Wasn't even all that long ago! You watched your Hawks split a pair at home before a sometimes-ugly two-goal road loss in Game 3. Heck, that Detroit series got even worse before it got better. And yet your favorite hockey team showed great resolve, patience and skill to win three straight elimination games, including an overtime Game 7 that thankfully is NOT known in Chicago as The Steve Walkom Game. (We haven't forgotten.) So why are we collectively freaking out about a 2-1 deficit to the Bruins?
June 27, 2013 |
Headed to Friday's Blackhawks parade and rally? You're in luck! Reading this paper or e-version as you're literally on the way to the big celebration? Uh … you're too late. YOU GONNA DIE. I'm here to save you from certain embarrassment and possible death with helpful tips and strategies for maximizing your Blackhawks Victory Rally experience. Think of this as an old-school Nintendo Power Strategy Guide, except Mario and Luigi are replaced by Toews and Kane and inputting the Konami Code on Bryan Bickell will only make him angry.
April 3, 2014 |
Before we begin, I would just like to say thank you to, in no particular order, the NCAA tournament, the NFL offseason, the NBA (that's you, Bulls) and of course the Blackhawks for all they've done this winter and spring. And they've done a lot. They have essentially kept me distracted, kept me occupied and really prevented me from having to look at - oh my god, Chicago's two baseball teams. Cue that black and white horror movie scream by that one girl. Screech! In case you were wondering, because I kind of was, yes, it is that bad around here!