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”

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”