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Chicago Blackhawks need to give Artemi Panarin a deserved extension

Winning the Calder Memorial Trophy is a monumental accomplishment for any young NHL rookie. Last year’s winner, Artemi Panarin, has become one of the Chicago Blackhawks most trusted players. Which is why it makes perfect sense for the Chicago front office to meet his demands and sign him to a lengthy contract extension, keeping him […]

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Snowman’s Take: Capital Underachieving In D.C.

Ol’ Snowman is back and it’s time I hit the NHL.  For that I begin with this disclaimer: I’ve only been an NHL fan since 1989 and I still have a lot of research to catch up on with my history research with some players that have passed through the NHL.  But I’m getting there. […]

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Previewing the NHL’s Tough Central Division

Last year’s Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, came out of the Western Conference’s Central Division. Will the same division produce the 2015-16 season champions? We wouldn’t bet against it. This is our 2015-16 Central Division preview. Colorado Avalanche Defense was the weakest point for a weak team in Colorado last year. The offseason addition […]

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2015 Stanley Cup Finals: Duncan Keith Cements Himself As One of Hockey’s Best

The Chicago Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups since 2009, and can now be considered a hockey dynasty. Led by captain Jonathan Toews, Chicago saw contributions across the board from players such as Antoine Vermette, Kimmo Timonen and Teuvo Teravainen. But the team’s unquestioned star of the postseason was Conn Smythe winner, Duncan Keith. “There […]

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Kimmo Timonen: A Fitting End to the Final Chapter

It’s something that is a goal of every NHL player. Yet for the Chicago Blackhawks’ Kimmo Timonen, it is something that he is grateful to have one last chance at winning the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks shutout the Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to win the series 4-2 and with that […]

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2015 Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks Shut Out Lightning to Win Stanley Cup

In a series where the first five games were decided by one goal, the sixth game provided a major sense of security. Amidst a thunderstorm outside the United Center and a Lightning storm on the ice, the Chicago Blackhawks shutout the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The win […]

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2015 Stanley Cup Finals: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Who Wins?

On June 3, the puck will drop for Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both teams are coming from road victories in Game 7 of the Conference Finals. How they got here: After disposing of the Nashville Predators in the opening round and sweeping […]