Devils: Corey Crawford Announces Retirement

Goalie Corey Crawford has retired. The 36-year-old announced his retirement Saturday, a day after announcing he’d be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the New Jersey Devils for personal reasons. Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Devils as a free agent in October. The Chateauguay native was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks inContinue reading “Devils: Corey Crawford Announces Retirement”

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”

Golden Knights: Vegas Uses Size, Skill to Prevail Over Chicago

The Vegas Golden Knights are the real deal, becoming the first team to advance to the conference semifinals in this year’s playoffs. Vegas eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday, winning Game Five of their first-round series by a final score of 4-3. The Golden Knights were down two goals at one point but rallied for theContinue reading “Golden Knights: Vegas Uses Size, Skill to Prevail Over Chicago”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Chicago Blackhawks are used to the underdog role by now and they find themselves in it once more against the Vegas Golden Knights. Chicago dispatched the Edmonton Oilers in the Qualifying Round and it was called an upset because it was. If they drop the Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’ll beContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights”