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”

Blackhawks: Crawford Expected Back in Goal Thursday

The Chicago Blackhawks have some good news with the return of goalie Corey Crawford, who is expected to make his first start in nearly 10 months Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes. Crawford suffered a concussion last season and hasn’t played since December 23. He missed the last 47 games of last season, but he’s beenContinue reading “Blackhawks: Crawford Expected Back in Goal Thursday”

Blackhawks: Disappointment Looms Large in Chicago Once More

For fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, things aren’t easy right now. The team missed the playoffs last season and haven’t done an awful lot to improve their fortunes this summer, which is leading to a sense of ambiguity for the upcoming season. The Blackhawks finished 2017-2018 with just 33 wins and scored a miserable 229Continue reading “Blackhawks: Disappointment Looms Large in Chicago Once More”

Hurricanes: Carolina’s in the Market for Goaltenders, Etc.

The Carolina Hurricanes have their work cut out for them, but general manager Don Waddell is more than ready to make moves. Waddell confirmed some of his club’s issues on NHL Network Sirius XM radio Wednesday and one concern seemed to bounce to the top of the list: goaltending. The Hurricanes haven’t made the playoffsContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina’s in the Market for Goaltenders, Etc.”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the post-season in eight consecutive seasons and they’d clearly like to change that in 2017-2018. They took a step toward changing the tide by signing goalie Scott Darling to a four-year contract after acquiring him in a trade with Chicago. With a clear number one netminder, the Hurricanes turnedContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”