Author Archives: John

Checking In

No one can accuse the Hawks of ever being boring. Not even a month into their off-season and the Hawks created quite a stir when they released assistant coach Mike Haviland.  Much to the surprise of just about everyone who … Continue reading

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That’s That: Coyotes 4, Blackhawks 0

In the final three games of the series, the Blackhawks defense allowed 58 shots on goal.  If we take it back to the overtime period of Game 3, they only allowed 60 shots.  Corey Crawford stopped 52 of those shots. … Continue reading

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The Last Bullet: Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT)

There’s one thing to count during playoff season and that’s over analyzing. “The Blackhawks don’t hit enough”,  “The Blackhawks carry too much dead weight”,  “The Blackhawks don’t shoot enough”,  “Mike Smith is in the Hawks’ players heads”, “The Blackhawks can’t … Continue reading

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Game 3: Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT)

The rule, as always, is don’t mess with a team owned by the NHL. With another twist of the knife, the series between the Coyotes and Blackhawks continued to state its case as one of the worst officiated playoff series … Continue reading

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Is This Not Why You Are Here: Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 (OT)

If someone could find a way to bottle up the instant adrenaline rush and pure joy that comes with a playoff overtime celebration, there would be world peace, no starving babies, and a thriving world economy.  A Patrick Sharp re-direction … Continue reading

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