Tag Archive for Chicago Blackhawks

From The Puck Stops Here: Team Corsi Numbers

Puck Stops Here (blog) calculates team Corsi numbers, and the results are interesting. Here’s what he says; my thoughts follow the quote block: Corsi Numbers are the difference between shots directed at the goal (shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots) for and against when a player is on the ice in five on…

From Mlive.com: New Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman suggests that cap may not fall for 10-11 season, discusses Hawks’ Red Wings-like ‘one-year window’

Actually, it’s Mlive (from Detroit) quoting a block from the Chicago Daily Herald [with my comments in brackets]: The Hawks are under the NHL’s $56.8 million salary cap for this season [no, you’re not] but part of the reason Bowman was promoted to GM was to navigate the team through next summer when there will…

Russo’s Rants: Fletcher continues to work trade market

This from Michael Russo, who covers the Wild for the (MN) Star-Tribune: “[I]n the cap system, once you spend your money, it’s spent. So how patient do you want to be? There’s certainly conversation now amongst teams and I expect there will continue to be right until the trade deadline. So the question would be:…

Havlat speaks out on Tallon demotion – From The Rink

Martin Havlat is now a member of the Wild but being spurned by the Blackhawks on July 1 has clearly left him with a bit of a grudge. This afternoon on his Twitter account, he offered some somewhat cryptic comments on the fact the Bowmans have taken over after Dale Tallon was forced out of…

Russo’s Rants: Blackhawks fire Tallon

This was coming for a long time. The Blackhawks wanted to fire him after the season, but their playoff run made that trickier from a PR standpoint. I truly believe the latest offer sheet gaffe just gave the very political hierarchy that currently runs the Hawks an excuse to dismiss Tallon, one of the most popular…

From The Fourth Period: Dale Tallon Finds Solution to His Cap Concerns (say I, not the fourth period; their headline was more like “Blackhawks fire Tallon”)

TFP has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Dale Tallon late Monday and an official announcement will be made on Tuesday.TFP Columnist and Comcast Chicago anchor Josh Mora has also confirmed that Stan Bowman, the clubs assistant GM, will be taking over as GM.Tallon was named the eighth GM in team history on…

Al Cimaglia Blog – Logjam at forward – ESPN Chicago

Currently, Chicago has 14 NHL-quality forwards signed for next year. That total does not include Aliu, Beach or Jack Skille. Most likely the Hawks will break training camp with 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. Their roster could include only 21 players, but most likely will be 22. As it stands, a 23-man roster…