The rush is on to determine which team won the Nick Schmaltz trade because that’s just how we on Planet Sports do things.
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The worst power-play team in the NHL managed to produce a first-period goal by Kane, but then came one of the oddest third periods in recent memory.
So how is that Nick Schmaltz trade holding up? If Brandon Perlini goes into the tank and stays there, it might be rued here for a long while.
Crawford has lost seven straight starts, allowing 30 goals with a puny save percentage of .868. His 13 defeats in all lead all NHL goalies.
Maybe Sunday will be when the Hawks’ awful luck turns around? Think of it as hitting your favorite number in roulette. Crazy stuff happens sometimes.
Here’s the thing about being a hockey player who’s stuck in a back brace, can’t even skate and doesn’t know what to do with himself: It’s not fun.
Kane is tired of this strange new normal for the Hawks, who don’t seem to recognize one another until they’re staring at yet another early deficit.
Chris Kunitz’s first, and likely only, season with the Blackhawks was awful enough before Sunday’s elbow to Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic’s face.
The 32nd NHL franchise will be playing in Seattle soon.
Colliton isn’t in danger of being fired, such as United Center co-tenant Fred Hoiberg, but things have been getting harder for him.
I’m fine with it, even though Georgia is a better team, Ohio State won a better league and the Sooners play defense like their shoes are on backward.
Go ahead and call it a dirty dozen. Twelve games into his time as coach of the Blackhawks, Jeremy Colliton sure has quite a mess on his hands.
Was that what the Hawks — in an epic struggle to be anything short of horrendous defensively — needed from their two-time Norris Trophy winner?
Said Keith: “Yeah, I’m excited. I just think that, as a defenseman, you want to have somebody that’s out there supporting as an outlet for you.”
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