If Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz has his way, Amos Hughes, a homeless man who can usually be seen outside the United Center begging for spare change, will have to find a new territory. Citing lower advertising revenue and decreased attendance in recent years, Wirtz has begun to extend his reach outside the United Center.
In an attempt to reach the level of diversity that has surged in recent years among professional U.S. sports leagues, the NHL has created a universal language for its players: Frenchskian.
Twice in two nights the Chicago Blackhawks blew a lead and were unable to recover, dropping Friday's game 5-4 to the Dallas Stars after entering the third period up 3-1, then falling to the visiting St. Louis Blues 4-3 Saturday night after going up 2-0 early in the contest.
The Blackhawks grabbed a solid early-season win last night against a fellow Original Six team, Montreal Canadiens. Despite being another in a long string of non-televised home games, this reporter was there in person after scoring some free tickets from someone on the inside.
The Blackhawks are now 2-2 on the year as they lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-3 Saturday night. There is no shortage of scoring this season for the Hawks, however. They have netted 18 goals in their first four games. Just to put it in perspective, it took the Hawks eight games to reach that number last season.
The Chicago Blackhawks shocked the world last night—or at least the very small part of it that still follows professional hockey—by beating the Nashville Predators 8-6. The game didn't start the way the Blackhawks would have liked. Former Hawk J.P. Dumont scored 39 seconds into the game giving Nashville the early lead. Then four minutes later, Kimmo Timonen rifled one past Hawk goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to put the Predators up 2.
Thank you, Barry Bonds. Now I may have company in the "this guy is such a jerk, we won't elect him to a Hall of Fame that already has Ty Cobb as a member"-class of MLB greats. If you want to grab lunch sometime, give me a call. We can discuss ways to get back at Selig. I've always been a big fan of flaming bags of dog poop on his doorstep, but I'm open to suggestions. In the meantime, let's gamble!