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The Dallas Stars are Strader Strong

The Dallas Stars are Strader Strong

There comes a time in all our lives where we get a pleasant reminder about what is most important. When those moments can be combined with what we love  for the greater good then it can’t really get much better. The story began when last summer Dallas Stars play by play announcer Dave Strader was […]

Jamie Benn Leading By Example

Jamie Benn Leading By Example

It has not been a season to remember. Thankfully though, not all hope is lost. A rare bright spark took place amongst what has been a fair miserable campaign to date for the Dallas Stars. Captain Jamie Benn picked up his 500th NHL point with a goal on Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets.   […]

Blackhawks’ Future Looks Bright With DeBrincat

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Blackhawks’ Future Looks Bright With DeBrincat

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks over the last two seasons have traded their first round picks for a run at another Stanley Cup.  In 2015, it paid off as their 1st round pick and defenseman, Klas Dahlbeck, were shipped to Arizona for forward, Antoine Vermette.  Vermette was a key player in Chicago’s third […]

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Preview: Feb 13 to 19

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms Preview: Feb 13 to 19

By David Malandra Jr (@djmjr788) Allentown PA: Through 48 games this 2016-17 season, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with a 32 wins, 14 losses for 66 points, currently Number 2 in the East Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic division and are only 9 points out […]

Blackhawks, Toews, Head Into “Bye Week” Feeling Good

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Blackhawks, Toews, Head Into “Bye Week” Feeling Good

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks had a daunting task heading into this week with road games in Minnesota (who they had lost their last 8 games against), Winnipeg (who have beaten them 4 straight times this year), and Edmonton (where they were beaten soundly, 5-0, in November). The results?  Three road wins that […]

Quebec Midget AAA : Young Guns

Quebec Midget AAA : Young Guns

One of the joy of being an amateur scout is to watch players develop from a young age to possibly reach the NHL one day. Once they reach the Midget AAA league in Quebec, they are very well positioned to get drafted in Major Junior and then the NHL. The main difference between QMAAA and […]

What to do Without Jason Spezza

What to do Without Jason Spezza

The Dallas Stars were dealt a brutal blow in their already challenging quest for a playoff position last week when centre Jason Spezza was ruled out for at least 2 weeks with an upper body injury sustained against the Winnipeg Jets. Spezza is a genuinely elite level second line centre who would most likely be […]

Franchise Milestones Help Blackhawks Battle Back To Win In ‘Big D’, 5-3 Over Stars

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Franchise Milestones Help Blackhawks Battle Back To Win In ‘Big D’, 5-3 Over Stars

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks gave up yet another third period lead, before battling back to beat the Dallas Stars, 5-3 in Dallas tonight. The Blackhawks had yet another rough go, entering the third period in Dallas.  After giving up the first goal of the game :08 into the second period, the Hawks […]

Hischier: making a case for #1!

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Hischier: making a case for #1!

It seemed all so clear last summer. Nolan Patrick was the unanimous choice for the #1 pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. But due to different factors, the consensus is dissolving among scouts and hockey expert. Patrick, the big center from the Brandon Wheat Kings, as been injured a few times in the last […]

Blackhawks Recall Forsling, Place Rozsival on IR

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Blackhawks Recall Forsling, Place Rozsival on IR

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) During the All-Star break, the Chicago Blackhawks recalled rookie defenseman, Gustav Forsling from the Rockford Icehogs, and placed defenseman, Michal Rozsival on injured reserve.   Rozisval was injured during practice last Wednesday, and is IR status is retroactive as of that date.   Forsling, 20, was a surprise roster addition at the beginning […]