Avalanche: Acquisitions of Saad, Toews Make Team Deeper

The Colorado Avalanche had goals going into the off-season and pretty much accomplished all of them, locking up a second line forward and a top four defenceman without breaking a sweat. Brandon Saad, acquired in a trade with Chicago, and Devon Toews certainly fit the bill for Colorado and give them that little extra something.Continue reading “Avalanche: Acquisitions of Saad, Toews Make Team Deeper”

Blackhawks: Rebuild Adds Context to 2020-2021 Expectations

The Chicago Blackhawks will enter the 2020-2021 season in full rebuild mode, which at this point can mean any number of things. For fans, it likely means that making the playoffs will be a significant overachievement. Patience is in order, notably after the organization put out a letter in October about a focus on youngerContinue reading “Blackhawks: Rebuild Adds Context to 2020-2021 Expectations”

Blackhawks: Yes, Chicago, There Really is a Rebuild

The Chicago Blackhawks are rebuilding. Everyone knows this by now. Tuesday, the franchise released an open letter to fans via their social media account and revealed plans of the rebuild with hopes to ensure a return to “the summit” for an extended period of time in the future. While Chicago won the Stanley Cup inContinue reading “Blackhawks: Yes, Chicago, There Really is a Rebuild”

Blackhawks: Chicago Seals the Deal, Eliminates Edmonton from Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks are advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after eliminating the Edmonton Oilers from contention with a 3-2 win in Game Four of their qualifying series. That’s a big blow for the hub city hosts, who entered the series as the fifth seed in the Western Conference and were largely expected to takeContinue reading “Blackhawks: Chicago Seals the Deal, Eliminates Edmonton from Playoffs”

What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

Things are not going well for the Chicago Blackhawks. The team missed the playoffs in 2018-2019, marking the first time since the mid-2000s that they’ve missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons. The Blackhawks went 36-34-12, good for sixth in the Central Division and 10th in the Western Conference. So, what went wrong? Scoring was notContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks”