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Author: Bryan Oakley

Chicago Blackhawks 2019 Summer Rebuild Timeline

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 05: Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his goal during a game between the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 5, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks 2019 summer rebuild process began immediately after the season ended. After two consecutive seasons without making the playoffs the pressure is really on the Blackhawks beleaguered general manager Stan Bowman. Despite many of the Blackhawks faithful calling for Bowman’s dismissal, owner Rocky Wirtz has yet to make a change in general...

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2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks Season Autopsy: The Bowman Report

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 05: Chicago Blackhawks center Dominik Kahun (24) celebrates his goal with teammates during a game between the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 5, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks  Season Autopsy seems eerily familiar to last seasons autopsy. The 2017-18 season autopsy edition featured an injured Corey Crawford, lacklustre off-season moves, under-performing special teams, and a suspect defence corps. In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “it’s like deja vu all over again” when comparing last season and...

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Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Hopes Fading Away

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 26: Gustav Forsling #42 of the Chicago Blackhawks talks with Brendan Perlini #11 during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 26, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) With the Chicago Blackhawks playoff hopes fading away we look back to see what happened in their wild-card chase. The last time we checked on them they were five points out of the last wild-card spot with nine games remaining. The three keys to capturing a wild card spot were their red-hot goalie Corey...

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Chicago Blackhawks Three Keys To A Playoff Spot

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with center Jonathan Toews (19) during a game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks on March 11, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks three keys to capturing a wild card playoff spot are Corey Crawford, their schedule, and their special teams. These Blackhawks three keys will all play a part in their success or failure the rest of the season. Since we last looked in on the Blackhawks wild card chase, they...

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