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No Excuses Allowed, Not Even For Ovechkin

Posted March 15, 2010 | 13:00:33 (EST)

It was an eventful Sunday for the Blackhawks which involved another blown lead and a significant injury to Brian Campbell.

When Joel Quenneville mentions an injured player is going to be out for awhile Hawk fans should hope the scalpels aren't being sharpened. It is no surprise there are...

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At The NHL Trade Deadline...Will Blackhawks Pay Now or Later?

Posted March 3, 2010 | 10:15:23 (EST)

It would be surprising if the Blackhawks didn't execute a deal before the March 3 NHL trade deadline. If a more significant transaction is to happen, getting it done sooner might be less disruptive as the Hawks have games on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

As many fans wait...

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Through Trades, Blackhawks and Maple Leafs Could Both Be Winners in NHL

Posted January 27, 2010 | 14:00:30 (EST)

Chicago Blackhawks goal tender Cristobal Huet will probably get every opportunity to keep his status as a starter, at least until the Olympic break. But when March begins, coach Joel Quenneville will zero in on which goalie to ride into the playoffs.

For the perfect Blackhawk script to play out...

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Accountability Before Respect

Posted December 28, 2009 | 19:25:36 (EST)

The recent Internet rumor of an alleged affair between Jeff Carter of the Philadelphia Flyers and teammate Scott Hartnell's wife was harmful in a few ways.

The emotional strain for those involved in the steamy allegation has to be heavy. The way this story was brought to light could have...

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Do NHL Players Really Understand?

Posted December 2, 2009 | 11:18:43 (EST)

The NHL faces a difficult time.

The solution is complex but there is a simple question involving the rash of concussions in today's game. Will the league wait until a player is paralyzed or killed while playing hockey before they mandate changes to help insure safety? Possibly the league will...

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