Nik Hjalmarsson is Captain Sweden. Here to defend us against misformed Swedish Meatballs, poorly assembled IKEA furniture, and Viktor Stalberg.
Blackhawks Down Low is here to increase awareness. DON'T LET TOMMY HAWK VIOLATE YOU! REPORT IT!
If you don't get this, listen to last night's puckcast with Hockeenight. It'll make more sense and be a buttload funnier.
Tonight, Andrew & I joined Fork, CT & Slak for their weekly puckcast. And it was a doozy. Among the topics discussed:
- Tommy Hawk is a pervert, and we salute him.
- Statue ideas for the UC
- Some actual hockey: Winnipeg, D-pairings, and who's the Hawks' fist magnet?
- Malort Fest at Galway Bay
- More Tommy Hawk, and about the entire department dedicated to dealing with his molestation charges
- And so much more...
You can listen by clicking play below, or click here for a downloadable MP3. And as always, use protection (headphones) because this is not for public consumption.
Tonight, the Blackhawks looked for redemption for their season opening loss to the Stars last night. Kari Lehtonen stymied any opportunities that the Hawks had, but would not be in the net to start tonight as Andrew Raycroft (HE STILL PLAYS??) took the net. Brandon Pirri was sent down in favor of Marcus Kruger and Dave Bolland would be back in the lineup.
About eight minutes into the first, the Hawks had a power play that nearly was turned into a 2-on-1 shorthanded chance, but Seabrook held the blue line and got the puck to Kane. Kane swung it around to the opposite side to Sharp. Sharp’s initial drive was blocked, but he sent it right back on net where Brunette was screening and Toews was camped out. The puck was stopped by Raycroft, but was sitting in the blue paint for Brunette to easily bang home. 1-0 Hawks on a power play goal.
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Self explanatory. Stop being a dinosaur, Don.
Game Time: 730pm
TV/Radio: CSN & WGN720
Missing the playoffs again: Defending Big D
Sweet sassy molassy, real honest-to-god NHL caliber hockey started last night and continues with the Blackhawks making their 2011-2012 debut against the Dallas Stars tonight in Big D.
The Blackhawks come into the season with a revamped blueline after jettisoning undervalued puckmover and salary albatross Brian Campbell to Florida and picking up Steve Montador, Sami Lepisto & Sean O’Donnell. The Hawks also flipped their fourth line crew, running with whatever combination of Rusty Olesz, Jamal Mayers, Dan Carcillo & Ben Smith that seems to float Q’s boat that day.
So, it's about that time. Rather, it was like a month ago, for season previews for the now upon us NHL season. You probably already read all our ridiculously amazing coverage of each individual division, but now I'm going to give a key statement about each team, predict the final standings, playoff results, and finally, help you gamble.
Read on if you dare.
Do you like the Blackhawks? Do you like advanced hockey stats? Are you as big of a loser as I am? Well then you're in luck! BHDL is helping a growing group of hockey fans and bloggers in collecting scoring chance data this season.
You may not think it from the levels of stupid that you see all the time on this site, but I'm a pretty analytical person. I'm a finance and economics major and I love doing statistical analysis. However, I am only one man, and a busy man at that. So we're looking for a handful of dedicated Hawks fans who would be willing to collect some scoring chance data. If you want to help further the use of stats in hockey, send an email to BlackhawksDL at gmail dot com.