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Author: Bryan Oakley

Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Chances Are Slipping Away

The recent uninspired play of the Chicago Blackhawks has their fans concerned as the Blackhawks playoff chances are slipping away. The injury situation of starting goalie Corey Crawford has also become a distraction lately. However, the play of Patrick Kane has been the lone bright spot. While many fans of the team are wondering when Kane’s teammates will start playing at a high level again, there are only 36 games to go. Playoffs? With this team? Embarrassing. That’s the first thought after the Chicago Blackhawks played their last two games. Both of the games were at home, against beatable opponents. A...

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Chicago Blackhawks Limp Into Their Bye Week

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 23: Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) looks on in the first period during a Preseason game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Columbus Blue Jackets on September 23, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks bye week begins with the team in trouble. Another poor performance Sunday left many fans wondering what is going on with their favorite team. They have issues to address before the February 26th trade deadline. What moves are ahead for the struggling team? The Chicago Blackhawks play...

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Chicago Blackhawks at Mid-Season: Contender or Pretender?

This is the halfway point of the current NHL season. The Chicago Blackhawks are in unfamiliar territory, sitting last in their division and out of the playoff picture. After a busy offseason and an inconsistent first half, many wonder if they are a contender or pretender. At the halfway point of the current NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks are a team in trouble. Their record is 20-15-6 with 46 points. They are dead last in the Central Division of the Western Conference, eight points out of the playoff qualifying third place in the division. Their number one goalie Corey Crawford...

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Chicago Blackhawks Goaltender Jeff Glass Saves Six-Game Road Trip

The recent six-game road trip was a mess until Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Jeff Glass arrived in game four. His play and much-improved play of captain Jonathan Toews have given the Blackhawks what was sorely needed. A team that is more focused on their game, and some much-needed points. Glass Breaks Out All over the internet, there are many articles about Jeff Glass. Glass is the 32-year-old “rookie” goalie who stepped in the net last Friday against the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks were mired in a three-game losing streak, playing the fourth game of a six-game road trip. The Blackhawks...

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Chicago Blackhawks Still Searching For Answers

VANCOUVER, BC – DECEMBER 28: Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing Patrick Kane (88) skates with the puck during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on December 28, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 5-2. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) 37 games into the season, the Chicago Blackhawks are still searching for answers. There are many factors affecting their level of play so far, the biggest of all was the roster turnover during the off-season. General manager Stan Bowman made several moves during the summer trying to get salary cap compliant. Many...

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