From 2010-2015, the Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups and were widely regarded as one of the best pro sports teams in North America. Names like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa, and Brent Seabrook stole the headlines night after night in Chi-town. However, even after a dynasty as such, what goes up, ultimately comes down, and this didn’t escape the Blackhawks.
It’s safe to say our featured games for our previous article didn’t pan out as expected. Edmonton and Philly failed to meet expectations on home ice, but we are not here to pout, it’s on to the next slate. Sunday has a few afternoon games on the docket but my focus will be on the 6:00 pm eastern tilt between the L.A. Kings and the New York Rangers as well as the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Winnipeg Jets which is set to start at 7:00 eastern. Time to make your Sunday even better, time for some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
We have hit 2020 and with the turn of the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for each franchise. So who made the All-Decade team for the Chicago Blackhawks? Let’s take a look. Continue reading →
Welcome back into another installment of Ice Picks. Today the overall structure will be altered slightly but will still contain preview material of favored games on the docket. Let’s settle in and go over some Ice Picks. Continue reading →
The NHL Weekly Roundup is back again as we witnessed another amazing week in the NHL full of big performances, upsets, and sadly… injuries. If you took my advice for games of the week you saw David Perron score a hat trick in a 5-2 St Louis Blues win over the rival Colorado Avalanche. In the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, we were treated to seeing Evgeni Malkin score his 400th goal. Finally, the New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins didn’t disappoint as the match had to be settled with a shootout in which the Islanders took the victory. Now, let’s hit around the rest of the league, here are my three stars of the week. Continue reading →
A full schedule awaits us tonight in the NHL. We have trimmed down the mega slate and we will try to ride the coattails of a few teams that are in really good form of late. The Florida Panthers host the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa and Detroit tangle in the Motor City and the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks host the Carolina Hurricanes in what should be a game with lots of scoring chances. Let’s sharpen the skates and go for some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
This evenings’ slate of five games has been trimmed down to three. The ever-improving Chicago Blackhawks travel to Vegas to play the struggling Golden Knights. The Senators visit the New Jersey Devils in a game that has more appeal than it would a few weeks ago as both teams are making small strides to improve. Finally, in what could be the game of the night, the Washington Capitals will square off with divisional rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. Lace-em’up ladies and gents, time to make some Ice Picks! Continue reading →
Welcome to the third edition of the NHL Weekly Roundup. Well, John Tavares is back! In Tavares’ second game back for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the star forward scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Vegas Golden Knights. Last week’s team on the rise, the St Louis Blues, stayed hot winning all three of their matches for the week, and if you got the chance to watch my game of the week you enjoyed a great one with the Boston Bruins beating the Pittsburg Penguins 6-4. Sadly though I’m not always going to be right, the Buffalo Sabres continued slipping as they lost both of their games this past week. In news unrelated to my last article, congratulations to Anaheim Ducks veteran Ryan Getzlaf on his 1,000th game played! Now let’s get into our stars of the week.Continue reading →
Welcome into another edition of Ice Picks. Tonight we have nine games on the evening docket. Plenty of games with an implied total of 6.5 will be where we focus our attention on. Be sure to monitor the following matchups: Los Angeles at Montreal, Carolina at Ottawa, Philadelphia at Toronto, Vegas at Washington and Chicago at Pittsburgh. Let’s jump right to it and make some ice picks! Continue reading →
An agile 6-foot-1, 180-pound center for the Barrie Colts. Ryan Suzuki will be hoping to join his older brother Nick, who was drafted 13th overall in 2017 to the Vegas Golden Knights. Suzuki had very solid offensive performances for both his OHL club and internationally in 2018. Led all Colts scorers in points, contributing 25 goals, and 75 points in 65 games. An incredible spike in production from the year previously, where he had just 44 total points in one fewer games. Playing for Canada U18 at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, he put up one goal and seven assists in five games played.
It is time for a gut check if you are the Chicago Blackhawks. They are in the fight of their lives, being EIGHT points out of a spot as of now, it is going to take a lot of hard work and determination. Alright, with that being said, what are the chances the Hawks break into the playoffs? While the Chicago Blackhawks are my team, I have to stop and be realistic here. They took two out of a possible six points on their last road trip in California. I feel as if the team is out of gas, and running out of time to make the playoffs. Here’s why….