Growing up living around the block from a rink, Denise Cattani, was always around ice skating, so it was no shock when her son, Chicago Blackhawks prospect, Evan Barratt, grew a passion for ice hockey at a young age. Barratt was invited to try-out for the United States National Development Program (USNTDP) when he was … Continue reading Denise Cattani: A Hockey Mom and General Manager
Week 1: October 2 - 5, 2019 Featured Image Source: TSN.ca A Captain Unveiled For the first time in over three years, a Toronto Maple Leafs player skated out onto the ice bearing a C on their sweater, when John Tavares was announced the 25th captain of the Leafs ahead of their home opener last … Continue reading Weekend Update: Captains, Contracts, and a World Cup Comeback?
[Featured Image Source] With the NHL season starting tonight, we thought it'd be fun to predict how things will unfold come next June. Vanessa Kuri: Stanley Cup Finals: San Jose Sharks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup winner: Toronto Maple Leafs While the Toronto media was focused on Marner Watch, the Leafs also made some blockbuster moves … Continue reading Our 2019-2020 Season Predictions
The Chicago Blackhawks won 3-1 against European team, Eisbären Berlin, in a preseason game Sunday afternoon. The Blackhawks have been chosen to be a part of this year's NHL Global Series Challenge. They flew out to Berlin, Germany on Thursday night to play a preseason game against Eisbären Berlin who compete in the Deutsche Eishockey … Continue reading Blackhawks vs. Eisbären Game Recap
The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?
The NHL trade deadline looms near and it's always fun to see what the return for certain players ends up being at this time of the season. It's even more fun to see which teams are desperate enough to risk it all. We went back to the start of the 2013-2014 season (when the divisions … Continue reading Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team
Click here to read parts one and two of this series first! One of the best parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings of the Past, Present, and Future (Part Three: Future)
The Chicago Blackhawks were a team to be reckoned with for the better part of a decade. Only four players remain from the team that won the first modern era Stanley Cup in 2010. This core and the team that won the Cup were put together by Dale Tallon who served as the general manager … Continue reading Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades
The Blackhawks haven't been great. We all know this. Their defense is weak, the offense is inconsistent at best, and the off-season acquisitions and trades have been questionable. Who is at fault? One would argue it's Stan Bowman, but who took the fall? After 797 games, 9 playoff appearances, and 3 Stanley Cup Championships, the … Continue reading The Unjust Firing of Joel Quenneville: A Casualty of the Management Power Struggle
Team Kane and Team Hinostroza faced off once again for the second annual Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. The event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago took place yesterday at MB Ice Arena, with Team Hinostroza coming out with the fun-filled victory. Here's a closer look at the day's events!