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Who’s in goal? It shouldn’t matter for the Blackhawks

Crawford or Darling? Darling or Crawford? It shouldn’t matter. Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville has already named Scott Darling the goalie in Saturday night’s Game 6 matchup between his Hawks and the Nashville Predators. But in all reality, it shouldn’t matter if Darling is the goalie, if Corey Crawford is the goalie, or if goalie coach Jimmy Waite stood between the pipes for the Hawks. This series shoul ...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Corey Crawford to start game 2 for the Chicago Blackhawks

Well that didn't take long. Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has announced that Corey Crawford will be in net for game two Friday night in Nashville. Quenneville made the announcement when he met the press on Thursday, giving Crawford the nod despite backup Scott Darling's incredible game. Crawford was pulled after the first period Wednesday night, giving up three goals on 12 shots. Quennevill ...

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Predicting the Blackhawks playoff chances a lesson in futility

How are you supposed to make any type of predictions about the Chicago Blackhawks postseason run this year? How are you supposed to know anything about the state of this team as it enters the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the seventh season in a row? The final month of the regular season has been a series of skyscraping highs and plunging lows. It started with Patrick Kane’s injury during a game against the Flor ...

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Embrace Teuvo Time, Blackhawks fans

Listen closely. They’re out there. “THIS KID IS TOO SOFT TO PLAY IN THE NHL!” they’ll say when they call into The Score in the afternoon. “HE DOESN’T HIT ANYBODY!” they’ll yell from the tear-filled shrine to Brandon Bollig they’ve constructed in their basement. “HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY OF THAT GRIT AND TOUGHNESS LIKE THOSE GUYS ON THE ’85 BEARS DID!” they’ll scream from the darkest corners of a dimly-lit bar. T ...

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Chicago Blackhawks’ deadline moves could lead to more offense for captain Jonathan Toews

The trade deadline had, in the past few years, been a quiet part of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks. But some unique circumstances in the 2014-15 season forced the hand of Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, leading him to pick up the phone and swing a trio of trades over the weekend. Kimmo Timonen, Antoine Vermette and Andrew Desjardins were all added to the roster, with some draft picks, prospec ...

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Why did the Chicago Blackhawks sign Daniel Carcillo?

Nearly lost in the weekend news of the long-rumored trade of Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy was the signing of forward Daniel Carcillo to his second stint with the team. This move came after Carcillo was invited to training camp on Friday morning and skated for the Hawks in their final preseason game, in New York, against the Rangers. It’s a one-year deal worth just $550,000, yet it still seems to be too ...

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Chicago Blackhawks begin transition to offseason mode

Less than 48 hours after a goofy bounce off defenseman Nick Leddy put Alec Martinez’s wrist shot past Corey Crawford to end their season, the Chicago Blackhawks were back at the United Center to clean out their lockers and close the book on their 2013-14 campaign. Many players, head coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman all met with the media on Tuesday, providing an early insight into the ...

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No Need for Hawks to Panic

The Chicago Blackhawks fell in regulation again as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers 6-5. The Blackhawks gave up four goals in the opening frame, and the Hawks failed to completely erase the deficit. Patrick Kane led the late charge with two goals. Ray Emery was pulled from the game. This due to giving up three even-strength goals. Corey Crawford gave up three power-play goals in relief. Every time it seemed ...

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17 in 6: The Best Chicago Sports Moments of the Past 6 Years

The city of Chicago celebrated it's 176th birthday yesterday, and over those 176 years the city has had a rich sports history. It's home to not one, but two baseball teams. It has it's beloved Chicago Bears who have delivered multiple NFL Championships and a Super Bowl title. It was home to the greatest player to ever play in the NBA as he dominated and led the Bulls to six NBA Championships. In that same a ...

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House of Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Gets TP’D

If you haven't heard, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. Many fans took to the streets of Chicago to celebrate, and some even took to the yard of Joel Quenneville. TMZ broke the story today about Coach Q's yard being TP'D. Don't expect Patrick Kane and other players to help clean it up either Coach. They will be heavily intoxicated from the Blackhawks parade in Chicago that has drawn an estima ...

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