Lack of offense plagued the Rockford IceHogs a season ago. This year’s crop of prospects fell victim to a similar fate when they lost their 2019-20 season debut Friday night in Iowa 3-2. The IceHogs did lead twice in this game before the Wild scored three times in the final 20 minutes.
The Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s affiliate in the American Hockey League, get their season underway Friday night in DesMoines. Rockford will face the Iowa Wild with fresh faces; the team released the opening-night roster Thursday. It’s time for a look at this bunch as the 2019-20 season begins. Note: Rockford’s AHL contracts are italicized. Forward
We used to do this every year, so we’ll get back to it. Your FFUD Hawks staff predicts what will happen in the upcoming season. Big One First – Predicted Points and standings for the Hawks McClure: 92 Points, 2nd wild card in the west Pullega: 88 points, 9th in Conference (just outside wild card) […]
As we all expected but hoped would be different, Adam Boqvist was punted to the Piggies last night. We could sit here and rant about how he was sort of sandbagged by being paired with Slater Koekkoek, whom I’m going to call “Fetch” all season until he is mercifully put on waivers where I’m sure […]
Box Score Natural Stat Trick Whatever. – I’m a bit worried that the Hawks are struggling to adapt to the Jeremy Colliton Route Tree in the defensive zone. On the Caps’s second goal, Toews managed to win a faceoff at the far circle in his own zone, which Seabrook correctly swung over to the near […]
With some pre-season games in the books, Rose, Sam, Hess, Pullega, and I discuss whatever the hell it is we’ve been watching, or in Sam’s case, not watching. Always free, always after the jump.
The Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, will soon be opening their 2019-20 season. The Flying Piglets of Winnebago County will take to the BMO Harris Bank Center in hopes of furthering the careers of Chicago’s prospects. I’m back for another season of bringing you my takes on the (Olive) garden party down Rockford way. […]
Box Score Natural Stat Trick A ho-hum affair in which the Chicago Blackhawks kicked the shit out of the Wings in just about every way except the score. We’ll do a quick clean up, since I’m in preseason drinking form. – Alex Nylander is clearly going to get every chance to make Stan Bowman look […]
Five more years. 2018–19 Stats 78 GP – 5 G, 23 A, 28 P 46.77 CF% (-3.5 CF% Rel), 49.8 oZS% 46.46 GF% (-5.92 Rel GF%), 45.32 xGF% (0.45 Rel xGF%) Avg. TOI 19:06 A Brief History: There are so many ways to measure what a negative effect Seabrook had when he was on the […]
After last year’s personal affront of a blue line made it easier than ever to forget that just three years ago the Blackhawks were having a parade, Stan Bowman knew he had to answer for his backend farce. The answer he came up with was Calvin de Haan, a defensive defenseman who will probably miss […]