2019-2020 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

After missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, the Chicago Blackhawks have gone back to the well – so to speak. They have spent the off-season shoring up some considerable positional depth, adding goaltending, defence and some more stroke at the forward position. “The bigger difference now is we have a full roster ofContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks”

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”

Hurricanes: Carolina’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions

Here’s something obvious: the Carolina Hurricanes have had a busy summer. It started with the anointing of Rod Brind’Amour as new head coach. He took over after Bill Peters went to the Calgary Flames. And then Don Waddell became general manager, filling the gap left behind by Ron Francis when he was removed from theContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina’s Changing Winds Still Blow in Uncertain Directions”