1. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks Face Familiar Challenge

    After falling to the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will look back at a Game Three in which both teams were as sloppy as they were lucky, and as physical as they were precise...

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  2. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Patrick Kane Adjusting To Big Stage (Again)

    After two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, the experience for Patrick Kane has been "so far, not-so-good." The Chicago Blackhawks superstar is coming off a fantastic 88-point regular ...

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  3. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Niemi, Hossa Lead Blackhawks To 2-0 Lead

    It might be time for the NHL to begin a "History will be made" commercial that ends with "What if Niemi said yes?" In what has become the story of the young Finnish goalie's career, ...

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  4. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Chicago Blackhawks Ready for Game Two

    After nothing but the outcome went according to plan for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals, Game Two figures to present another group of unexpected circumstances and adjustments...

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  5. 2010 Stanley Cup Final: Five Changes to Expect in Game Two

    After attending Game One of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, it was impossible to go to sleep. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers played an exhilarating, back-and-forth game that got this year's NHL championship series off with an explosion...

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  6. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Further Evidence of Gary Bettman's Mistakes

    On Friday afternoon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league would host it's annual Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA, and would feature the host Penguins and Washington Capitals...

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  7. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Somehow, Blackhawks Steal Game One

    Flyers' goaltender Michael Leighton had a .948 playoff save percentage and a 1.45 postseason goals against average coming into the Stanley Cup Finals. He was even better in the Eastern Conference Finals, shutting out Montreal three times...

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  8. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Late Lineup Changes for Blackhawks, Flyers

    After the Blackhawks' morning skate on Saturday, coach Joel Quenneville confirmed that Tomas Kopecky will skate in the place of Andrew Ladd in Game One...

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  9. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Championship Experience Key for Blackhawks

    Tab will be covering the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals as a credentialed member of the media, bringing in-depth coverage of the championship games to Bleacher Report throughout the series...

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  10. Memo To Gary Bettman: Why NHL Fans Hate Crosby and Ovechkin

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced, formally, the league's plans for the 2011 Winter Classic(s) during his state of the union address before the Stanley Cup Finals begin...

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  11. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Bleacher Report Covers Media Day

    Thursday was Media Day for the Stanley Cup Finals, and part of the first floor of the United Center was transformed into a madhouse of media personnel. The Madhouse on Madison.....

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  12. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: The Definitive Blackhawks-Flyers Preview

    On Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will host a Stanley Cup Finals game for the first time since 1992. In 1992, Jeremy Roenick was scoring goals for the Blackhawks, and Chris Chelios was protecting Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour in net...

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  13. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Five Stories To Watch

    It is now set: the Chicago Blackhawks will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. What a matchup! Back in September, this was a believable pair of teams for the Finals...

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  14. The LeBron Derby: Is Cleveland Chasing Chicago?

    On Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Mike Brown. The move saves the Cavs $4.5 million, the bonus Brown was due on Monday morning, and also answers the question ...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks Stir Hope for All Professional Sports Teams, Fans

    On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks took an enormous step forward as an organization by winning the NHL's Western Conference championship. They will now await the winner of the Eastern Conference to determine who will lift the Stanley Cup...

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  16. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks Punch Their Ticket To the Dance!

    On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks finished a stunning sweep of the San Jose Sharks. With the win, Chicago advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals . Think about that. Let it sink in...

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  17. Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon to Wrigley Field?

    Last night for the Chicago Cubs Triple-A affiliate in Iowa, one of the less heralded potential superstar prospects in baseball had another good night...

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  18. Stars On Ice: Ranking the Top 50 Skaters in the NHL

    As we approach the Stanley Cup Finals, the calendar presents a wonderful opportunity to take a deep breath, step back, and evaluate the game as a whole...

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  19. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Welcome To the Chicago Blackhawks Bandwagon!

    I can't help but sit back and laugh as I survey the blogosphere in the last four days. The entire regular season, Chicago Blackhawks fans and regular writers everywhere have been told ...

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  20. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Five Reasons the Blackhawks Should Sweep the Sharks

    On Friday night, the Blackhawks return to Chicago after what feels like a month on the road. While away from their home ice, the Blackhawks have been as good as almost any team in ...

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  21. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: How the Blackhawks Are Road Warriors

    On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks tied an NHL record with their seventh consecutive road victory in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and took a 2-0 series lead over the top-seeded San Jose Sharks...

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  22. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blackhawks Sink Sharks Again, Coming Home 2-0

    Antti Niemi saved everything but the Titanic on Sunday. He was great again on Tuesday, but he got a lot of help...

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  23. Did The NBA Draft Lottery Cost The New Jersey Nets a Shot at LeBron?

    On Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards won the NBA's draft lottery. The Wizards, who had less than 11 percent odds to win the lottery, are now the favorites to land Kentucky guard John Wall...

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  24. Starlin Castro: Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Their Budding Young Star?

    Let’s start by being honest: the 2010 Chicago Cubs are awful. The bullpen is thin, the bench is soft, and the bats are taking turns being stone cold...

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  25. Dale Tallon, Chicago Blackhawks Fans Thank You for Everything

    On Monday, the Florida Panthers hired a new general manager: Dale Tallon . The former Chicago GM will now be given the opportunity to build a winner in the Eastern Conference as he did in Chicago while serving as the Blackhawks' GM from 2005-2009...

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