The King of the Pivot Foot

This week, the guys talk about their best and worst, the busiest man in sports, The Masters, the statistical dominance of Tiger Woods, the surprising Blackhawk goalie, and the new track from High School to the NBA and their athletic eligibility. They get onto the Final Four, starting with Loyola vs Michigan, and wrapping up with Kansas vs Villanova. They then try to recap the Championship game that they haven’t seen yet. OBJ is on the trade block, the Kickoff may be on the cutting board, and the guys shoot from the hip about silica gel, warm chairs, making beds, and registry best practices.

Forecasting Alex DeBrincat’s Rookie Season

A Brief History In the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks were without their first-round pick. Their first pick fell at selection 39, received from Montreal as one of the pieces for Andrew Shaw. Going into the draft, Connor McDavid’s linemate with the Erie Otters, Alex DeBrincat, was a bit of a wild card. Some scouts were in love with...

Projecting the Chicago Blackhawks Lineup in 2017/2018

The Chicago Blackhawks had HEAVY turnover over the past few weeks, overhauling large portions of their roster. After two consecutive first round exits, GM Stan Bowman felt the need to significantly alter his roster in order to have a chance at success in the coming years. He made multiple major moves to alter the core, which we have covered...

Blackhawks Make Small Additions in Early July

Setting the Scene The Blackhawks entered July 1st still mired in relative cap purgatory. Their large trades of core pieces Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin did not provide increased flexibility in the short term, and you can read my thoughts on those deals here. With the news of Marian Hossa’s allergy, Chicago can expect some cap relief via LTIR. However,...

Blachawks Blow It Up, Trade Artemi Panarin and Niklas Hjalmarrsson

Within minutes this morning, the shape of the Blackhawks roster changed drastically. Stan Bowman traded two foundational pieces of the Blackhawks' roster in Artemi Panarin and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Panarin has been one of Chicago’s best players from the moment he arrived from Russia two seasons ago. Hjalmarsson has been a key member of all three Chicago Stanley Cup wins...

NHL Expansion Mock Draft Armchair Edition

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It seems like just yesterday the NHL was crowning a champion. However, now it’s all about Vegas, and for all NHL fans who are not in Pittsburgh or Nashville, this is the best NHL event happening in the month of June. Vegas is set to have an almost full roster by the end of today. While they are already...

What’s the Plan for the Blackhawks in the Expansion Draft?

The NHL is preparing to add its 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights. With the upcoming expansion draft, the Blackhawks have to prepare to shake up their roster as Vegas creates their team. Stan Bowman and his team have options for who to protect from, and who to expose to George McPhee and his team. While Vegas can only take...

Blackhawks Sign Czech Forward David Kampf

https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks/status/859418816593395713 On Tuesday, the Blackhawks signed 22 year old forward David Kampf from Pirati Chomutov of the Czech Extraliga. Kampf put up a career high 31 points in 52 games playing in the top division in the Czech Republic. While the signing of highly sought after players from Europe is certainly positive for any team in the NHL, it is unreasonable...

Looking Back at the 2016/17 Chicago Blackhawks

After failing to make it past the first round last year, The Chicago Blackhawks came into the 2016 season with high expectations. Oftentimes over the last decade, the 'Hawks had gone onto deep playoff runs in the season following a down year. In the end, it was not meant to be. The Blackhawks meekly fell in short order to...

Blackhawks Head to Nashville Looking to Rebound

The Blackhawks leave Chicago to head to Nashville down two games to none in their series with the Predators. On top of leaving home two games in the hole, the Hawks also have failed to score in each of the first two games. Each game had a relatively similar pace and style of play, though their outcomes ended somewhat...