Thursday, October 13, 2016
Shortly after the Blackhawks lost a tense Game 7 might-have-either-way gone in St. Louis in April, a steamer, ready to spit fire coach Joel Quenneville approached a podium after the game that seemed to I could not survive the night.
"Huge disappointment for me," Quenneville growled.
Huge, because Quenneville knew then - as it does today - that any team with the firepower of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews Jersey and Artemi Panarin and goaltending notch by Corey Crawford should not be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
But they found a circular on a talented team and blue, in fact, saw the squad Quenneville was not only wrong, but also to feel the effects of three arduous post-seasons in a row.
Now, a new season is upon us and re-energized Hawks will drop the puck against - who else? - The Blues at the United Center on Wednesday night.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
It was a photobomb that no one is upset about.
In the photo, Lylah Almas, a 4-year-old hockey fan Clawson, Mich., Poses in front of the penalty box in the game Blackhawks-Red Wings on Sunday in Detroit.
And in the background, players Red Wings Steve Ott and Dylan Larkin are smiling away.
The girl's mother, Shannon Almas, said he did not even realize that players were there as she held her daughter while her husband, Cary Almas, photo broke.
And for the record, the Blackhawks won that, the last preseason game.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Red Wings of Detroit coach Jeff Blashill does not place too much interest on pre-season games.
Let's just say he'd rather win than lose them, but he is not convinced that they mean a lot as far as the regular season is concerned.
Blashill believes you play as you practice, however, and the wings had a solid camp so far.
If Sunday night is a further indication, a very pretty game preseason also shows.
Behind goalkeeper Petr Mrazek, Detroit beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-3, before a lively crowd at Joe Louis Arena in their fourth of eight preseason games.