Who ARE these guys? What do they WANT? [Preview #1 – CHI]

As you may know, I hate writing “game previews.” You can take it as a measure of hockey withdrawal that I am nostalgic for the old format I devised at Jewels from the Crown. I doubt I will be able to keep up the preview writing thing for very long (and, hey, if you’re interested in writing them for me, leave a comment. Maybe we’ll do a rotating guest preview thing…)

  • Who are they? Chicago Blackhawks
  • What do they want? To get past the first round of the playoffs, which they haven’t done since winning the cup.
  • What is their ****ing problem? Jonathan Toews (flu, missed Friday’s practice — probable to play); Steve Montador (upper body injury — failed physical); Marian Hossa (first game back after last year’s concussion).
  • Who the **** do they think they are? I actually have no idea if their roster has changed since last season. You tell me. Looks like the same bunch.
  • What, are we supposed to be scared? On one hand, the Kings suck at afternoon games. On the other: Daniel Carcillo on the first line?
  • I thought we were friends! ex-Kings: Jamie Kompon (now CHI assistant coach); ex-Hawks: Colin Fraser (won cup with Hawks and Kings).
  • Bob Miller’s Nightmare: Bolland v. Bollig; Patrick (Kane) v. Patrick (Sharp). Mishap risk: low.
  • Yeah, well, wait till they get a load of: Anthony Stewart, playing his first game as a King. Also, STANLEY CUP BANNER..

Probable Blackhawks line-up:

Carcillo – Toews – Hossa

Sharp – Bolland – Kane

Bickell – Shaw – Stalberg

Bollig – Mayers – Frolik

Keith – Seabrook

Leddy – Brookbank

Oduya – Hjalmarsson

Crawford

 

  3 comments for “Who ARE these guys? What do they WANT? [Preview #1 – CHI]

  1. January 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    I would love doing game previews in this format (or any other), but you first must know they will be devoid of any and all hockey analysis.

    • January 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      I will look into how to set up another user account.

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