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#1439944 4/23 W C Q F Gm 4 (2) St. Louis Blues (2-1) @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks (1-2)

Posted EbonyRaptor on 23 April 2014 - 11:58 PM

For those saying Crawford didn't play well - I strongly disagree. He made a lot of very difficult saves. He was screened on the first goal and the second goal was a scramble play. He probably should have had the third goal but even that one was a two on one and shooter is a sniper that can his his spot. I think Crawford looks locked in and I have confidence in him to do the job.

#1456036 La Goodbye!

Posted OldTimeHawky on 31 May 2014 - 09:33 AM

How about waiting till after game 7, Hawks haven't won anything yet.

#1448435 Congrats Hawks Fans!

Posted Nuckluck on 13 May 2014 - 11:57 PM

As far as I can recall, that must be Kane's first series ending OT goal.  ;)  Heck, maybe his first ever playoff OT goal!   Do I have that right?  Quite the timing if so!  ;)

Congrats on making it to the WCF!   Your faithful and envious friend and ever present lurker.  



#1437601 Keith Out Of Line?

Posted GV4186 on 20 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

Clearly read his lips?  Come on.  It's hockey, not flag football.  Backes has run Toews and Kane for years, as well as Jackman and Reaves.  I don't want the Hawks chirping, but you're making more of this than it is Zapruder.

#1446087 5/09 Wcsf Gm 4 (4) Minnesota Wild 1-2 @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks 2-1

Posted hawksman35 on 09 May 2014 - 10:58 PM

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#1440874 4/25 W C Q F Gm 5 (3) Chicago Blackhawks (2-2) @ (2) St. Louis Blues (2-2)

Posted MERPER on 25 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

and to think, the Blackhawks are 1 minute and 51 seconds away from leading this series 5-0

#1437631 Keith Out Of Line?

Posted BucksNBlackhawks on 20 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

While I don't think DK saying that was the classiest thing ever I also believe that you reap what you sew, and in the case of Backes if he wasn't such a classless dirty player than comments like that would not be coming his way if people actually respected him. When you act like an asshat (see: attacking McKinnon) then it should come as no surprise that guys are going to take their shots on you (physically or verbally) any chance they get.

#1437604 Keith Out Of Line?

Posted galaxytrash on 20 April 2014 - 10:51 AM

not out of line.
it's what hockey players do, especially playoffs.

dk was just trying to help rouse was nice of him, actually. like a loving mom waking up her 4 year old from a gentle slumber.

#1446150 5/09 Wcsf Gm 4 (4) Minnesota Wild 1-2 @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks 2-1

Posted EbonyRaptor on 09 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

View PostIcaddiedforstosh, on 09 May 2014 - 11:23 PM, said:

I gotta laugh at you experts who take on Q who's played in over 800 games in the NHL and won 800 games as a coach

I mean really. Enjoy your 2 Cups and STFU

Telling people STFU is out of line when they are simply using this message board for the purpose it exists which is to talk hockey and express their opinion. We're all Hawks fans in here and the passion we have for the Hawks is expressed in different ways. The negative posts that challenge Q is the way some people deal with a disappointing defeat. Furthermore, just because Q has a quality resume doesn't mean he's without error and beyond questioning.

And yeah, we're all experts at times, including you who have the market cornered on looking down your nose at lesser fans who can't hold their water after a tough loss as well as you can.

#1441104 4/27 W C Q F Gm 6 (2) St. Louis Blues (2-3) @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks (3-2)

Posted Madrose on 27 April 2014 - 01:00 AM

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Blues hope to keep season alive in Chicago
Sunday, 04.27.2014 / 12:11 AM
Brian Hedger - Correspondent

(Chicago leads best-of-7 series 3-2)

Big story: The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have come back from a 2-0 deficit in this Western Conference First Round series and have a chance to eliminate the St. Louis Blues in Game 6.

If any team knows what it takes to do that, it's the Blackhawks. They came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals, then overcame a 2-1 margin to beat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final to win their second title in four seasons.

Team Scope:

Blues: St. Louis is trying to forget about its collapse against the Los Angeles Kings in the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals, but the similarities between this series and that one are hard to ignore.

Last year, the Blues won the first two games against the Kings before losing four straight. They find themselves on the verge of repeating that scenario for a second straight postseason. But the similarities don't end there. In each series, Alexander Steen scored the winner in Game 1 and Barret Jackman scored the winner in Game 2. St. Louis also lost 4-3 in Game 4 and fell 3-2 in overtime in Game 5 in each series.

St. Louis is determined to avoid the same fate.

"We have a chance to write our own legacy," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Everybody is probably writing, 'Here they go again. They're challenging the top teams, but can they get through the top teams?' Everybody is going to write that stuff. But we have a chance to write the message that you guys have to print, so it's in our control."

The Blues were glad to get captain David Backes back from an upper-body injury in Game 5, but he didn't play up to his usual standards. Backes played 21:35 and finished with eight hits, but won 35 percent of his faceoffs and was on the ice for two of Chicago's three goals, including Jonathan Toews' breakaway winner in overtime.

Blackhawks: After three strong games by defenseman Sheldon Brookbank, Chicago gets Brent Seabrook back on the top defense pairing after a three-game suspension for an illegal hit on Backes in Game 2.

Seabrook provides a hard shot from the point, adds some physical presence defensively, and has a knack for creating instant offense with pinpoint stretch passes from the defensive zone to create odd-man rushes for Blackhawks forwards.

"Against a team like [the Blues], they're coming hard and they like to [hit] your body," Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. "It's so much easier when you have just one pass and you're out and you can focus on going on offense. That's one of [Seabrook's] strengths. He's always good at finding those first passes. Off the ice too, he's a huge part of this team. He's always pushing everybody, one of those core players that has a lot to say in our locker room."

Who's hot: St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka has three assists, 17 hits and has won 58.3 percent of the faceoffs he's taken. ... Toews (two goals and four assists) has a point in three straight games and has scored the game-winning goal in two of Chicago's three victories.

Injury report: Blues forward Brendan Morrow (foot) is out for the remainder of the series. ... The Blackhawks report no injuries.

#1438026 Positive "it Ain't Over Till It's Over" Thread

Posted Modry-Jazyk on 21 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

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#1437602 Seabrook Suspended 3 Games

Posted GV4186 on 20 April 2014 - 10:51 AM

View PostKarlLargen, on 20 April 2014 - 10:48 AM, said:

Oopps Bickell.  Talentless clown who doesn't deserve to have his name spelled correctly,

That's ok - it's spelled correctly on the Cup

#1436254 4/19 - W C Q F Gm2 - (3) Blackhawks 0-1 @ (2) Blues 1-0

Posted ROB315 on 18 April 2014 - 10:54 PM


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Blues, Blackhawks back at it after triple-OT thriller

Friday, 04.18.2014 / 9:02 PM
Brian Hedger - Correspondent

(St. Louis leads best-of-7 series, 1-0)

Big story: It will be difficult for Game 2 of this Western Conference First Round series to top Game 1 from an entertainment standpoint. Alexander Steen's goal 26 seconds into the third overtime gave the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Each team has positives to take into Game 2. The Blackhawks got highly skilled right wing Patrick Kane (goal) and captain Jonathan Toews (two assists) back from injuries that sidelined them down the final stretch of the regular season. The Blues saw a group of banged-up players return, including captain David Backes (assist on Steen's goal) and forward Vladimir Tarasenko (goal).

"You try to get as much sleep as you can, but I think everyone feels really good right now," Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said Friday. "We're in good shape and we're ready to go. We have that hunger, a little bitter taste … I think we had a chance to win that hockey game being up in the third period. Had a couple opportunities, a bunch of opportunities in overtime. We're ready to go for Game 2."

Team Scope:

Blackhawks: Chicago was 105 seconds away from a 3-2 victory in Game 1, but Jaden Schwartz sent it to overtime with a huge goal after forcing a turnover. The Blackhawks, who didn't practice Friday, can swipe home-ice advantage before the series shifts to United Center.

The goal by Schwartz was in line with a trend from the regular season. Chicago coughed up third-period leads in seven of its 22 games that went past regulation, including four two-goal margins. One of those two-goal leads was blown against the Blues in a 6-5 shootout loss Dec. 28 in St. Louis.

"We know they're going to make a push, they're going to keep coming at us," forward Patrick Sharp said Friday. "[Up] 3-2, we would have liked to have scored that fourth goal and have some breathing room, but their goaltender made some saves and they did a good job of kind of limiting our chances. You can spin the game any way you want, and go back and look at missed opportunities or what you could have done differently. The bottom line is they won the first one and we've got a big game [Saturday]."

Blues: Goaltender Ryan Miller came into Game 1 after allowing 33 goals in his final 11 regular-season appearances. He promptly gave up three more to the Blackhawks in the first period but didn't allow another.

Aided by a strong defensive effort in front of him, Miller made 35 more saves and regained his form after going 0-5-0 with a 3.82 goals-against average in his final five starts of the regular season.
"We were good early, and then they gave us a real push, went up 3-2, caught us kind of napping defensively and then they had a big start to the third period," coach Ken Hitchcock said after an optional practice Friday. "That's where we needed Ryan. First four minutes of the third period, they were all over us and then we started to really play after that."

Miller worked for about 15 minutes during practice, and a few others who played in Game 1 skated. Injured forwards T.J. Oshie (upper body) and Patrik Berglund (upper body) were among those on the ice.

Who's hot: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook finished with a goal and assist, and Crawford made 48 saves. … Blues forwards Steen and Schwartz continued their hot hands against Chicago, scoring after each scored twice in the season series.

Injury report: Chicago is healthy. … Oshie (upper body) and Berglund (upper body) were the only St. Louis regulars who didn't play in Game 1. Each is expected to return at some point in the series.

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“Bad” no call by the officials but the Hawks will have to steal this next game like a “Smooth Criminal.”  The Hawks will need to score as many goals as possible and “don’t stop til you get enough.”  The Hawks need to implant those “butterflies” back in the stomach of the “man behind the mask;” Ryan Miller and don’t let up on him until he “cry(s).”

This is “a brand new day” and the Hawks will need to “come together” with Hossa & Sharp implementing a “dangerous” attack and show the “monster(s)” they can be, while Kane & Toews get their legs back.

The last game was definitely a “heartbreaker” but this afternoon I hope the boys will be ready to “start something” and show the Blues how “invincible” this team can be and just “remember the times” how you guys overcame adversity in last year’s playoffs.

Coach Q, I forgive you, it’s “human nature” to lose your cool when you feel you have been wronged but next time just “scream” or “shout” at the officials like you usually do.

I’m expecting another “thriller” type game like the last game but I’m expecting a low scoring game with the Hawks coming back home with a 3-1 victory.

My pick to click for this game is “Ben” Smith with the game winning goal.

When Galaxy "Call(ed) on me" to do the GDT for old time sake, I had to oblige but boys, "this is it," I hope I've given the team a little mojo to start this thing off.  My "pretty young thing" is yelling at me and said, "poppy, I thought you weren't going to do this anymore."  I must oblige her too and hand this back over to Madrose.

Shout out to Madrose & Woodie again.

Madrose, it's all yours.

I know this write up was "off the wall" but I thought I would have some fun with the Q crotch dilemma and put a "smile" on everyone's face,

“Say say say;" GO HAWKS!

#1448455 Who Was The Hawks Mvp Vs Minnesota

Posted ROB315 on 14 May 2014 - 05:25 AM

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#1446170 5/09 Wcsf Gm 4 (4) Minnesota Wild 1-2 @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks 2-1

Posted BIackhawks on 10 May 2014 - 01:55 AM

View PostIcaddiedforstosh, on 09 May 2014 - 11:23 PM, said:

I gotta laugh at you experts who take on Q who's played in over 800 games in the NHL and won 800 games as a coach

I mean really. Enjoy your 2 Cups and STFU

I dont get it, so are we just supposed to sit here and not analyse the situation?  I personally think that Q is an idiot for playing Bollig over guys like Morin and Regin since the beginning of the playoffs.  Guys like Morin and Regin need some confidence in the playoffs and that builds up after playing some games.  Morin is a scorer, you cant just expect him to perform by playing him one game for 5 mins with Bollig and Zeus.  As you saw today he was given more of an opportunity and he actually looked noticeable out there and has a golden chance and almost buried it, now if he had been given a chance the results to this game could have been differnt arguably.   This is why there is freedom of speech and we like to practice it thank you very much.  I am not going to blindly follow anyone no matter how much experience they have.  I know my voice might not be heard by anyone in the organization but I like to come here and vent so I dont get the whole thing of you telling us to STFU.  Its like saying close your eyes and walk like sheep because you are all a bunch of idiots.   I am not only speaking for myself here but to everyone who you directed that to, but we like to use our brain from time to time and put it to use in daily conversations. Thank you.

#1444946 5/06 Wcsf Gm 3 (4) Minnesota Wild 0-2 @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks 2-0

Posted McMurrayHawkFan on 06 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

Calling Patrick Sharp....your team needs you in these playoffs.

#1441598 4/27 W C Q F Gm 6 (2) St. Louis Blues (2-3) @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks (3-2)

Posted MERPER on 27 April 2014 - 03:37 PM

Congrats to every member on these boards who had more faith than I did after game 2, you all deserve to enjoy this win much more than I do. I will do my best not to lose faith so quickly in the future.

So happy to see the St. Louis scum eliminated....


#1439479 4/23 W C Q F Gm 4 (2) St. Louis Blues (2-1) @ (3) Chicago Blackhawks (1-2)

Posted VamosHalcones on 23 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

Sharp has been garbage.   Horrible shift, horrible game.

#1385760 Hawks Logo Cut On A Water Jet

Posted Luxornv on 24 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

So my company sent me to Seattle a few weeks ago for a water jet training class. In the class, they let us cut whatever we want, so I made this.

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That's 3/8 thick aluminum and the piece is approximately a 7'' square.

#1437971 Seabrook Suspended 3 Games

Posted hawksman35 on 20 April 2014 - 10:22 PM

Just saw Sopel on WMAQ and they guy was apoplectic...didn't even think Seabs deserved a penalty, much less a suspension. Good to see that not all of the media members are drinking the Blues choir boy Kool-Aid.