It sucks to be a Chicago Blackhawks fan

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  1. Bear-Arms

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    Yesterday the Blackhawks lost their 10th straight came. Tuomo Ruutu was also injured during the game.

    The only bright spot this year has been rookie defensemens 22 yr old Duncan Keith and 20 yr old rookie defensemen Brent Seabrook.
     
  2. jaxvid

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    What the heck has happened to the Black Hawks? The Wing/Hawks games used to be very competitive now the Hawks are off the radar. Along with St. Louis in the dumps the Central Division is pretty weak.
     
  3. Bear-Arms

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    A lot of injuries and a lot of bad off season moves. They keep trying to go young, but they have no young talent. [​IMG]
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    The Blackhawks got healthy tonight, for a game at least, when they beat the most disappointing team in the league, the pathetic Penguins, 4-1. The Pens managed to lose to the sadsack Bluejackets 6-1 just two nights ago right after new head coach Michel Therrien had blasted them publicly big-time. I was really looking forward to the Penguinsbeing resurgent this season but they may have the number one pick in the draft againin '06.
     
  5. Realgeorge

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    Hawks have been looking much better of late. Caught them a few nights back put a whuppin' on Colorado

    Keep your powder dry, Hawks have a good nucleus and will be playoff contender in 2006-7 season
     
  6. Bear-Arms

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    They got beat by the Wild Friday 4-1. Did anyone catch the puck to head? I cringed when it happened, he didn't even have a visor. Ouch! The schedule is weird, they play the Wild again Sunday, that is twice in a row.

    I missed hockey on NBC today(I think its NBC), won't miss it next week. I try to see any game possible, so I can catch up on the league. Its so weird not seeing players you watch when you were little. I have lived long enough to see many of my favorite players retire. You just think they're gonna play forever, but they don't.

    The league is a lot faster. I didn't like some of the ticky tacky calls at the beginning, but I've been thinking it might because the game is so much faster now. They've been doing a better job of late, however.
     
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    I really wanna know what happend to the Saint Louis Blues!!! Talk about sucking. Last I've seen they are the worst team in the NHL. Right behind them are the penguins! Ouch!
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    The Penguins are now the worst team. They were picked to be a playoff team and even a Stanley Cup contender by some before the season, but they are laughably bad. The Bruins are outshooting them in the third period tonight 33-11. The Rangers outshot them something like 54-11 last week. They gave up three short-handed goals to Ottawa a couple of games ago, including two on the same power play.

    The Pens at this point have to rank as almost as bad as some of the worst of the expansion teams, like the original Islanders and Capitals. Sidney Crosby has been everything expected of him and more, but he has a supporting cast reminiscent of the '62 Mets.
     
  9. Realgeorge

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    Hang on, Bear-Arms !! The Hawks looked magnificent last night ! </font></font></font>

    I spent the $200 for NHL Center Ice, primarily to see adult White Males enjoying their lives. The 8-6 drubbing of the "mighty" Nashville Predators was a thing of beauty. Martin Havlat and Patrick Sharp skated circles around their opponents. The young Hawks defense didn't stop much, but they didn't need to as their Blitzkreig offense got a great scoring chance every time down the ice. There is hope in Windy City!</font></font></font>


    Even more excellent for White hockey fans: The wide-open new game is REAL, and the HAWKS embody the trend. They reminded me very much of the 1985 Edmonton Oilers. Top Speed and talent everywhere, and a fastbreak offense, not worried about goals-against during the regular season because they score so many of their own. Martin Lapointe beat and intimidate several smaller of his Nashville opponents. The Hawks are a FORCE.</font></font></font>


    The NHL is back with a vengeance. The product is excellent, and all the grouchy White-hating banking execs in New York City can't derail it. Soon and very soon, big TV networks will be snooping a chance to snap away Versus's contract with the NHL.</font></font></font>
     
  10. cslewis1

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    Never happen. Not without more minorities in the league. The game is much more exciting but the networks won't give it any attention for that one reason. Until the NHL forces itself on the scene with HUGE numbers of viewers, not just full stadiums, they will never be taken seriously. It's that simple. And that is why we MUST have big market teams in the Cup finals this year. Imperative.
    The game is ten times more exciting than just two years ago, we need that showcased on a much larger screen than OLN.
     
  11. jaxvid

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    I just posted on this subject in the other thread but I would say that hockey will never have the big numbers for national TV. It's a cold weather, white sport. Non-whites do not watch white only sports so there is no chance that blacks or members of the invading nation of Atzlan will ever boost the TV numbers up enough to make it big time. Even a New York vs. LA final would do nothing ratings wise. So who cares? With internet expansion growing all of this stuff is going to be pay per view on your computer/digital TV anyway. The networks and ESPN can all go to hell.
     
  12. C Darwin

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    Glory Days! Remember when there were Gods in Chi-Town?
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    I think a NY vs. LA final would be fantastic. If the NBA finals had say, San Antonio vs. Orlando or something like that, I think we'd take them. If that happened, we might see some movement. But we've been down this road before in 1994 when even SI was saying how the NHL was better than the NBA. But the powers that be in the NHL were too...freakin'...stupid...to capitalize. THE IDIOTS!!!

    We are our own worst enemy, indeed.
     
  14. Realgeorge

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    Hey C Darwin! Thanks for the vintage Blackhawks pics!

    Have I got them right? Roenick, Savard, Olczyk, Belfour?

    I'd love to see the 'Hawks come back to life. Get that blast-horn blasting again in Chicago.

    Got a vintage Al Secord picture anywhere? How about a Stan Mikita?
     
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    I don't get Center Ice because the Blackhawks home games are blacked out. Center ice was free the first week of the season. I might get it next year to watch the Penguins because of all their young talent. I listen to the Blackhawks on the radio when they're not on t.v. like most Hawks fans. As for the blackhawks, they're looking better than previous years, its given hawks fans a lot of hope.

    Martin Havlat is the real deal. He didn't get much ice time in Ottawa because of all the talent they had there. Looks like real steal for Mark Bell. Plus they got Brian Smolinski in that trade. He's really an underrated player in my opinion. I'm completely surprise by Michal Handzus. I didn't think he would make a good first line center but he has just played awesome.

    The Blackhawks are still scoring with Ruutu out. I sure hope Ruutu is done with injuries after this. He was once consider the best player in Europe not in the NHL. He's like 23 years old if I remember correctly.

    The Blackhawks aren't playing much defense to go with their outstanding offense. D. Keith, Seabrook, and Aucoin need to step it up if they are to be successful.

    Khabbi is an alright goalie. He had stellar game against Nashville on Thursday. Their back-up did not fair as well against St. Louis last night, a team in my opinion they should have beat.

    The Blackhawks have some good prospects. Look out for Jonathan Toews, Jack Skille, David Bolland and others in the future. I'm real high on Jonathan Toews. He is my favorite player not in the NHL. He plays for the North Dakota Sioux. You can see him on TV sometimes when they show college games.

    The Blackhawks have two non-white players: Rene Bourque(French/Indian) and Dustin Byfuglien. I seen interviews by both players and they looked like real great guys. I have no problem with them. Dustin is currently in the AHL. He is real big hitter.
     
  17. Realgeorge

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    Howdy Bear-Arms!

    The Pulford Depression is over! At least the BlackHawks have admitted that they need to buy some young talent to get some fans into the immense auditorium they play in.

    I had to fork over the bucks for NHL Center Ice 'cause its the only White sport on the Telly. Gave up NFL and all football several years ago, don't miss it one bit.
     
  18. screamingeagle

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    You forgot the real Gods of Hockey: Bobby Hull! Stan Mikita! Eric Nesterenko! On the Blue line: Pierre Pilot! Keith Magnuson! Whitey Stapalon! Doug Wilson! In between the pikes: Glenn Hall! Tony Esposito!

    Trivia question: Which actor played in two different movies with two different members of the 1961 stanley cup winning Blackhawks?
     
  19. Bear-Arms

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    I have no idea, screamingeagle.
     
  20. C Darwin

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    Mike Meyers?
     
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    stupid Havlat and Smolinski..You beat my canadien [​IMG]
     
  22. Bear-Arms

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    I only listened to the 2nd and 3rd period of that game. I missed the Havlat goal and the Canadien goal. Sounded like an alright game. I'm going to download the game tonight and watch it in the morning. Canadiens have a good penalty killing team, the Blackhawks sounded like they couldn't setup anything on the powerplay. The game could of gone either way. but i like how the score ended up
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  23. Realgeorge

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    Hi Lumsdenpower!

    Take heart, the Canadiens will make the playoffs again this year and challenge for the Stanley Cup. Huet is excellent in goal and the whole team is generally tougher. Saw the Habs in great victory 5-4 over Calgary few nights back. Montreal will be good. C'est un but !!
     
  24. cslewis1

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    Just read the Blackhawsk played before only 10,000 the other night. Not a good sign there at all. If they aren't drawing, that's a very bad thing for the NHL. Be a very, very good thing for the Hawks to make a playoff run this year.
     
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    The media is going overboard with the Blackhawks attendance issue. Its an attack on the fans of Chicago, when it should be an attack on the owner. If you're not showing home games on tv you're losing out on an entire generation of potential fans. You can't blame no one but the owner for that. It will take more than a 2 game winning streak to get fans back to United Center.
     

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