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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 […]

Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

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Blackhawks/Wild Showdown Set For Sunday

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Minnesota Wild currently hold a 3 point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks for the lead in the Central Division and the Western Conference. Sunday, they get together for what will feel like a 10:30am start, thanks to the television scheduling and daylight savings time switch where we lose an hour.  […]

New Look Stars Gaining Momentum

New Look Stars Gaining Momentum

It is funny how sometimes when a situation appears beyond repair, that a team can finally just settle down and start playing without inhibitions. This appears to be the case with the Dallas Stars. There is currently an undoubted joy and innocent freedom to their game. Only one week ago General Manager Jim Nill auctioned […]

Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

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Blackhawks Looking Good, Bye and Bye

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter)   Before their bye week in mid-February, the Chicago Blackhawks had a 6-game road trip to finish first.  Entering the trip, the Blackhawks decided to go gangbusters and play that set of games as if they were the last of the playoffs.   They won five of those six games.  Three […]

Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

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Panik Making Big Contributions For Blackhawks

By Randy Holndoner (@bhawkschatter) The Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t be happier with the play of Richard Panik and how he has developed since being acquired last January in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jeremy Morin. It was a trade that was considered minor since neither Panik nor Morin had made any real contributions […]