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High On The Hog: Fewer Fights, Fewer Fans?

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, currently have a commercial you may have seen occasionally while watching Blackhawks telecasts. The ads, which also run on local Rockford stations, declare that IceHogs hockey is, “a beautiful combination of violence, speed, and intensity.” It surprises me just a bit that the club would lead […]
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High On The Hog: No Offense

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, dropped to the vicinity of the Western Conference cellar with three losses this past week. There is a logical explanation for the IceHogs lounging near the bottom of the league through 19 games. Rockford just isn’t that darned good up front. Shall I elaborate? If I […]
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High On The Hog: Traveling Blues

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, must have had a little extra room on the bus after departing for three road games this past week. You see, the Hogs left their offense on the curb outside the BMO Harris Bank Center. Rockford dropped all three contests this week to push its current […]
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High On The Hog: Wrapping Up In Rockford

The Rockford IceHogs had themselves a hell of a season. For four months, at least. It was another year of development for the 45 players who spent time toiling on the farm in 2015-16. There was some big rookie impact to go with some surprising veteran production over the course of the campaign. When all […]
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High On The Hog: The Monsters Playoff Preview

For the Rockford IceHogs, the postseason starts this week. The piggies of Winnebago County finished the season on a positive note and will be facing off with the Lake Erie Monsters in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. I’m going to eschew the normal recaps this week and concern myself with Rockford’s immediate […]
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High On The Hog: Who’s In Goal For The Playoffs?

The Rockford IceHogs reserved their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs this week. However, Chicago’s AHL affiliate continued to scuffle along as the regular season comes to a conclusion this week. Rockford dropped three of four on the road this past week. Three points in Charlotte early in the week assured the Hogs of a […]
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High On The Hog: No Cure Like Travel?

The Rockford IceHogs have put in a lot of travel miles on the road this season. What’s two thousand more this week? After dropping two of three games this past week, Rockford is embarking on its last road trip of the regular season. For their sake, I hope their mode of travel will be airplane. […]
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High On The Hog: Spreading Out The Scoring

The Rockford IceHogs have an offense by committee this season. It’s a familiar situation for the Blackhawks AHL affiliate-as well as a successful one. The Hogs split this weekend’s two games, breaking a four-game skid on Sunday and remaining on top of the AHL’s Central Division standings. As of Monday morning, Rockford could also boast […]
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