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Patience Paying Off For Julius Honka

Patience Paying Off For Julius Honka

  From the moment he was drafted by the Stars with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Julius Honka has been patiently waiting for his opportunity. In a rare case for any player, Honka in the summer following the draft immediately went to play in the American Hockey League with the Texas […]

NHL’s President’s Trophy – Does It Really Reveal The Best Team?

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NHL’s President’s Trophy – Does It Really Reveal The Best Team?

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Trophies are great, fun, allows bragging rights.  In the NHL, there is the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the Stanley Cup.  The NHL presents many other trophies as well.  One of which, is the President’s Trophy.  It came into existence during the 1985-86 season.  Decided by the NHL Board of Governors, they wanted […]

Blackhawks Pick Up 50th Win In 3-1 Win Over Blue Jackets

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Blackhawks Pick Up 50th Win In 3-1 Win Over Blue Jackets

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Artemi Panarin scored twice (26, 27) and Patrick Kane had three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks earned their 50th win of the season with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The win puts the Blackhawks nine points ahead of the idled Minnesota Wild for the top spot in the […]

The Canadiens Win the Battle of the Benn’s

The Canadiens Win the Battle of the Benn’s

It is the dream of practically any pair of young siblings playing for fun to one day play professionally together. Most never make it. It was however a dream realized for British Columbian brothers Jamie and Jordie Benn who spent 6 years playing together with the Dallas Stars. Less than a month ago, the wonderful […]

LG gains E-Sports status

LG gains E-Sports status

A few months ago, I had done an interview with @Tris10, founder of the www.leaguegaming.com website, and I had brought up the idea of bringing LG to the professional status and players actually getting compensated for playing video game hockey. Well guess what? LG has just formed a new partnership with E-Sports, which brings us […]

2017 NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Final Live Blog

2017 NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Final Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Hey everybody. I’m here in Manchester, NH for the NCAA Northeast Regional Final between the UMass Lowell Riverhawks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The winner of this game heads to Chicago for the Frozen Four, where the Harvard Crimson and Minnesota-Duluth are waiting. The winner of this game also plays […]

Panthers Pounce Blackhawks, 7-0

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Panthers Pounce Blackhawks, 7-0

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Patrick Kane in a scuffle?  Richard Panik with a fight and a game misconduct.  Marcus Kruger and Ryan Hartman both, with unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.  It was that kind of night for the Chicago Blackhawks as their focus fell apart half way through the second period as the Florida Panthers took full […]

Brett Ritchie: Quietly Making His Mark

Brett Ritchie: Quietly Making His Mark

There has rarely been a moment since Brett Ritchie was drafted in 2011 that Dallas Stars fans weren’t greatly anticipating his arrival in the NHL. The second round pick seemed like a sure fire prospect with his combination of physicality and a wicked wrist shot. Ritchie appeared to be a big league power forward in […]

Hayden, Hartman, Lead Blackhawks To 2-1 OT Win Over Maple Leafs

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Hayden, Hartman, Lead Blackhawks To 2-1 OT Win Over Maple Leafs

John Hayden scored his first career NHL goal and dished out 7 hits, while Ryan Hartman scored the game-winning OT goal with :20 left, his 16th, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1. Hayden, 22, just finished his college career at Yale last week.  He was the Captain of that squad and […]

Schmaltz Presented With Bigger Role Due To Anisimov Injury

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Schmaltz Presented With Bigger Role Due To Anisimov Injury

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) Nick Schmaltz entered this year, his rookie year, in hopes to be a contributor with the Chicago Blackhawks.  Schmaltz was the Blackhawks 1st round pick (20th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  He started the regular season with the big club for the first 26 games of the season.  In […]