Monday, January 30, 2012

Around the UC:



-Photos from Keith and Seabrook's Blackhawks Live event: click here.

-Morrison: “I’m ecstatic. I just received the news a short while ago, but I’m thrilled. This is a tremendous opportunity; the core of this team is a tremendously talented group of guys and this is a team that has as good a chance as any to win the Stanley Cup.” NHL.com: Morrison 'ecstatic' to join Blackhawks

-Kane:"You try to be the same person you really are. I love to have fun, I love to play hockey and I love to try to make people smile and get the fans out of their seats. I've always prided myself on being myself and trying to stick true to who I am and how I was raised. It has been a motto of mine my whole life — just be yourself." ChicagoTribune:Kane not lost soul for lost goals

-ESPNChicago: Video: Luongo prepared for Hawks

-Keith: "Ronald McDonald House Charities is such a great organization and we are proud to support their cause. We love Chicago, and Keith Relief has allowed us to give back to the city and people who have welcomed us with open arms."
MarketWatch: Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith's Foundation, Keith Relief, Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Support of World's Largest House in Chicago

-Toews: “I’m excited to be back and took the time I think I needed this past week. Unfortunately, no one ever wants to sacrifice a weekend like that, but I had to do what I had to do and I feel like I’m definitely going to be ready for tomorrow and I’m excited to play hockey again.”
ChicagoSun-Times:
Jonathan Toews figures to face Canucks; Patrick Sharp still in doubt

-PuckDaddy:
Despite absent big names, NHL All-Star Game matches last season's ratings

-Sharp: “It was pretty entertaining, but I refuse to call him SuperKane.”
TheProvince:
Sharp lauds Kane's antics at all-star skills, but stops short of (super)hero worship

-NBCChicago:
Patrick Kane, A Year Later

-Morrison: “Fun. Two highly skilled players. Very talented. Great offensive instincts. Hopefully we can develop some chemistry.”
ESPNChicago: Hawks to try Morrison with Hossa, Sharp

-The Smolder by Viktor Stalberg:

-If you're looking for THAT picture of Campbell, you won't find it here. You can find THAT link all on your own.

All-Star Weekend Recap: "My mom thinks you're really dreamy"


Quick hits of NHL All-Star weekend:

-Joey the Junior Reporter stole the hearts of Chicago, now he has stolen the hearts of the world as a reporter for the NHL network:
Joey at Media Day (cutest video ever)
(BHTV)

-Random Thoughts of the Skills Competition:
Did anyone else think it would have been more appropriate if the Sedins came out together for intros? Just to be extra creepy. Kane was mic'd up during the skills competition or he was just talking to himself on the ice. Karlsson beat Hossa in the fastest skater competition. Hossa was just answering Karlsson's prayer, since Karlsson prayed that he wanted to win fastest skater. Not only did the Blackhawks have God representing them at the All-Star game, but they also had a superhero. SUPER KANE. Hossa brought out a red cape and glasses for Kane. Forever a classic moment. All of a sudden kane scored and started to explode pucks (watch video). Kane's response to the exploding puck: "I got too strong." *insert the Superman theme song*

-Random Thoughts of the All-Star Game by @QueenCrash:
Doc: "Pavel Datsyuk is working some magic." JR: "Pavel Datsyuk is magic." We see Iggy smiling and somewhere an angel got its wings, perhaps multiple sets. Henrik Lundqvist jokingly yells at Marian Hossa not to pass to Marian Gaborik, that he has enough goals already. Carey Price is mic'd up in net and I'm having a hard time squealing with laughter. He trades banter with JR in the booth and somehow they start talking about the rodeo...
Carey Price makes a nice glove save and admits to checking his save out on the jumbotron: "I won't lie, I was checking myself out on the big screen." All four goalies have allowed three goals apiece now. Game is tied 6-6. Drake takes the stage to perform. Giroux attempts to trip his own teammate, Hartnell, who will donate $1,000 to charity for every #HartnellDown that occurs during the ASG. Seguin on the Sedins: "I think we smiled at each other for the first time." The game ends with Team Chara beating Team Alfredsson 12-9. Tim Thomas gets his fourth straight ASG win. Marian Gaborik is announced as the MVP.

You can see more photos and watch more videos from the weekend on the Blackhawks website!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Convention Passes!

Passes to the 2012 Blackhawks convention are officially on sale (buy here). It's your chance to have an awkward moment with your favorite player! You can finally tell Sharp he's "breathtaking," like @hockeenight did last year. Or you can just wait in an extremely long line to get your favorite player's autograph. Or it could have nothing to do with your favorite player and you can listen in on some great hockey seminars, while meeting some great Hawks fans. Plus, you can always count on it to be a weekend full of unexpected entertainment! I don't even know why I'm trying to convince since you probably already bought your ticket...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend Update:


Friday night's game was full of familiar faces and some unfamiliar hair. Versteeg let his long locks flow during warm-ups, see footage here.

The Hawks and Panthers went to 4 on 4 with a high stick on Frolik and Seabrook for tripping. Former Hawk Madden returned the trip resulting in a Blackhawks power play (insert Gene Honda's voice). Kane to Toews for the Hawks first goal 1-0. Toews extended his scoring streak to four games.

Ellerby put Shaw into the boards resulting in a Blackhawks power play (insert Gene Honda voice). I can almost hear Sandstorm playing in the background. With about 16 seconds left, Keith ended the period 2-0 with a power play goal.

Kane finally scored for the Hawks 3-0. I've never seen the word "finally" used so many times at once. Brunette almost had more fun than blondes, but his goal was waved off (high stick). Florida got their pity goal and the Hawks won 3-1.

Stars of the game:
1. Kane
2. Toews
3. Keith

Also, check out Kat's Excellent Adventure on Runs On Duncan.


Unfortunately, it did not snow enough in Chicago to keep the Hawks from traveling to Nashville. Last night's game vs the Predators sucked. Hossa/God showed the only light in the game with two goals. The Hawks tiny winning streak ended. The Hawks are now in third place in the division. The worst part of the game came when Toews didn't return. He's day to day with with an upper body injury, read more here.

And Trotz still looks like Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shaw Facts:

Bolland says "It's Shaw bitch." Smith calls him "Andrew Fucking Shaw." Hossa refers to him as "God." #ShawFacts

The Blackhawks won 6-2 against the Sabres last night. Toews scored two goals and both were on the power play. The rookies continued to dominate with goals by Hayes and Shaw. Bolland and Hossa also had goals against Buffalo. Toews has scored in three straight games, while Shaw's fourth goal in four consecutive games started #ShawFacts on Twitter. The hashtag is still going strong now, just click #ShawFacts.

The Blackhawks and Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times put a collection together of the best Shaw facts:

-InsideTheBlackhawks: Andrew Shaw trends on Twitter

Shaw even joined in:

He talked to BHTV about the popular hashtag:

Monday, January 16, 2012

New One Goal Commercials:

Hossa

Hammer

Mayers

(source: BHTV)

Update: "the PP was huge."

I know, I know. I'm terrible. From this moment on the blog will go back to its regular scheduled programing. Here's a quick recap on the past few games:

Blackhawks 5, Wild 2:
Bolland: "the PP was huge."

Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 3:
It was a Saturday morning cartoon, I mean game, of Hawks vs Wings. Detroit took a 2-0 lead on the power play and then Bertuzzi on a breakaway. Shaw gave the Hawks their first goal of the game. Then with about a minute left... HAWKS TIED THE GAME 2-2. You can thank God, thank Hossa for that goal. However the excitement and capitalization ended quickly. It was basically just the Wings and Crawford on the ice for overtime, which led to Detroit's 3-2 over the Hawks.

Blackhawks 4, Sharks 3:
It was all about Shaw in the Hawks win over the Sharks. He scored the game winner. It's about time Shaw was given a nickname. Here are several options provided by Twitter:
-"Shaw-shank/Shawshank"
-"Shawk Wave" (appropriate for last night)
-"Shawzer"
-"Shawesome"

2012 All-Stars:

God, Baby Jesus and Wolverine were named NHL All-Stars, so congrats to
Hossa, Kane and Toews!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Awkward Moment of the Day:

"Shoot the Puck" contestant confesses his love to Sarah Kustok

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meatballs For Everyone


Stalberg scored his first career hat trick last night against the Blue Jackets. Invisible hats are being thrown everywhere. With Stalberg's hat trick, Bolland and Ben Fucking Smith the Blackhawks beat the Blue Jackets 5-2.

With Sharp out for a few weeks, it was time for the guys to step up. Seabrook took the first step by wearing the scarlet letter in honor of Sharpy. WHORE! Who doesn't love a good scarlet letter joke? No one? Okay... moving on. Stalberg now has to be the handsome one and the one to score goals in Sharp's absence. He fulfilled both last night.

There was a scare to start the game. Toews was hit in the head by a Keith slap shot. The replay of the hit didn't look too pretty, but it's Toews we're talking about. He came right back out to play. Toews is either super human like we all expected or God answered our prayers. It's good thing we've got Hossa on the team. Thank God. Thank Hossa.

Quick hits:
-Stars of the game: 1. Stalberg 2. Hossa 3. Who cares?
-Douche of the game: Boll
-It's Bolly Bitch
-It's Ben Fucking Smith

It's time to bring this back: HAT TRICK BOOYAH! (2:04)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Day In The Five Minute Life Of A Zamboni Rider

My Journey Inside The Glass:









(The other zamboni rider didn't show up, so my brother got to ride too)





That's the most snow Chicago has seen all winter.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Photo of the Game:

Quick Recap: Hawks vs Flyers

It started off as a night for the youngsters, then the big boys showed up later (and I mean like 5 minutes left in the third later). However, it wasn't enough. The Hawks lost 5-4 to Flyers for their first time back at Wells Fargo Center since winning the Stanley Cup.

Hayes started off the first with a goal, which is his second NHL goal in two games. It was Shaw's first game. It's always a special moment to put on the indian head sweater for the first time. That moment didn't last very long. He didn't make it through the first five minutes of the game without getting it torn and bloody. Welcome to the NHL! Shaw cleaned off the blood and got stitched back up. He came back and scored his first NHL goal. Congrats! He was an assist away from getting the Gordie Howe Hat Trick. He did trend for the first time on Twitter, that's got to count for some kind of hat trick.

Unfortunately, the Flyers played a game of back and forth. Game was tied 2-2 halfway through the second. I blinked and the game changed 4-2 Flyers.

The last several minutes of the game: Seabrook (SSSSSSSEEEEEAAABBBBROOOK) and Kane tied the game 4-4 for the Hawks. Kane went to the box and the Flyers went to the power play. Then with about 30 seconds left the Flyers pooped in the Hawks net to take the lead and the game.

Next up: The Avalanche