So originally I planned to do some wistful, eulogy-type thing about the Hawks being officially eliminated from the playoffs. And I may yet still tomorrow or Friday. But then I saw this, and I feel like it’s at the root of so much horseshit Hawks thinking right now that I thought it best
vs. RECORDS: Avalanche 39-25-8 Hawks 30-34-9 PUCK DROP: 7:30 TV: NBCSN Chicago REAL MEN OUT OF SNOW: Mile High Hockey The Hawks will get some say in the bottom of the Western Conference race, or in that they can decide who they’ll gift two points in that race on most nights and greatly anger someone […]
It’s been a couple days so we should get to it. Whatever your list is of grievances that you’d like to air by firing Stan Bowman, if you have one, you can add two more. I’m sure the Hawks thought it would slip under the radar, and it kind of did because everything they do […]
vs. RECORDS: Senators 21-28-9 Hawks 25-27-8 PUCK DROP: 7pm TV: NBCSN Chicago, NHL Network for some reason WISHING THEY HAD NO RECOLLECTION, SENATOR: Brian5or6 This season, especially lately, the Hawks haven’t gotten to face too many teams that are a bigger oil spill than they are. Of course, when they have that hasn’t stopped them […]
Another week, another opportunity to dissect whatever the hell this season has become, particularly with the trade deadline looming and more deals to come. John Pullega fills in for the traveling Slak, and as always, no subscription required for this nonsense. Audio after the jump.
vs. RECORDS: Capitals 33-17-7 Hawks 24-26-8 PUCK DROP: 7:30 TV: WGN THE NATIONALS HAVE NEVER WON A PLAYOFF SERIES: Japers Rink At this point, we should just enjoy every game for the singular event that it is. I guess. So tonight is the one time per year that Alex Ovechkin comes to town, and if […]
Barry Trotz has been one of our favorite pin cushions since we started this madness, not just because he kind of looks like one. His Predators teams tended to drive us nuts, and then their fans drove us nuts because they kept claiming they didn’t trap. And now Trotz has etched his name right next […]
So this is where we’re at. You have vitriol, we’re here to both inflame it and quell it at the same time. Grab the audio after the jump, and it’s outside the paywall as always.
It would be folly to try and talk everyone off the ledge after last night. When you get pumped by the NHL’s worst team, there’s nowhere to hide. You’re pissed off. You should be. No matter the holes in the lineup, and even without Crawford, it shouldn’t look like this. There’s no excuse for this. […]
Box Score Hockey Stats Natural Stat Trick Tonight’s effort killed whatever sliver of hope there was left for a playoff run this year. I could go on about how the numbers say the Hawks should have won, or point to the fact that the team shot 2% tonight despite taking 38 shots, but it doesn’t […]