1. Raffi Torres Suspension: An Argument Against Old-School Hockey

    This may not be the best time to address the issue, but I feel with the Torres suspension getting handed down today, now is a good time to talk about it...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 2 years ago 522 reads 0 comments

  2. Chicago Blackhawks: Third Period Struggles Are a Thing of the Past

    A huge reason for the downfall of the 2010-2011 Chicago Blackhawks was their inability to close out games. They were one of the worst third-period teams in the NHL , giving up 89 goals and scoring only 74...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about almost 3 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  3. Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Update: Brandon Saad Dominating in Saginaw

    Brandon Saad is scoring goals and turning heads in the Ontario Hockey League. Saad, the 43rd overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, was sent back to his junior team, the ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about almost 3 years ago 1,086 reads 4 comments

  4. How the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp Got the Wrong Deal

    Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they had signed forward Patrick Sharp to a five-year, $29.5 million extension. Sharp was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011-2012 season...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about 3 years ago 3,076 reads 16 comments

  5. Chicago Blackhawks: Grading Every One of Their Moves This Offseason

    What's been a very active offseason for the Chicago Blackhawks is now winding down. General manager Stan Bowman faced the tough job of addressing a number of concerns facing the ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about 3 years ago 2,473 reads 1 comments

  6. Chicago Blackhawks: Ray Emery To Try Out for Backup Position

    After signing Corey Crawford to a three-year deal and inking goalie prospect Alexander Salak to a two-year, one-way deal, it seemed that the General Manager Stan Bowman was content with his team's situation in net...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about 3 years ago 585 reads 2 comments

  7. NHL Chicago Blackhawks Preview: Projecting the 2011 Starting Defense

    For this article, I will project what the defensive pairings might look like on October 7th. The first unit is pretty much a lock. Former Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith will lead the defense as the 'Hawks No...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about 3 years ago 985 reads 8 comments

  8. Chicago Blackhawks: Projecting the 2011-2012 Starting Forward Lineup

    The Chicago Blackhawks are more or less finished making additions to their team. We may see one or two more minor moves before September, but most likely this is the team the 'Hawks will take into next season...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 2,652 reads 18 comments

  9. Chicago Blackhawks: Answering Questions About Rostislav Olesz

    Ever since the trade that sent Brian Campbell to Florida was finalized, Chicago Blackhawks fans have been asking all sorts of questions about newly acquired forward Rostislav Olesz...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 1,468 reads 8 comments

  10. Chicago Blackhawks: Analyzing Their Moves in Free Agency Thus Far

    Stan Bowman certainly made good on his promise to be active on the opening day of free agency. The Blackhawks signed five veteran players to one-year contracts...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 1,827 reads 6 comments

  11. Chicago Blackhawks: Acquiring Steve Montador Is a Step in the Right Direction

    Well done, Bowman. I have to say, your first addition of the summer impressed me. On Wednesday, two days before the start of free agency, the Chicago Blackhawks traded for the negotiation rights to defenseman Steve Montador of the Buffalo Sabres ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 1,340 reads 22 comments

  12. NHL Chicago Blackhawks: What Is Stan Bowman's Next Move?

    Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks were extraordinarily active at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Not only did Bowman use all 11 of his draft picks, but he was also involved in a couple of the day's biggest trades...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 1,670 reads 9 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs 2011: A Vancouver Canucks Victory Would Mean Little to Canada

    The Vancouver Canucks are on the cusp of winning the greatest prize in hockey: the Stanley Cup. Since their run for the cup began back in April, there has been a ton of talk ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 757 reads 2 comments

  14. Chicago Blackhawks: Will Kyle Beach Ever Make It to the NHL?

    Of all the prospects in the NHL , very few have caused more grief to their organization and raised more questions from fans than Kyle Beach ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 6,889 reads 20 comments

  15. Corey Crawford Signs Contract Extension: What It Means for the Blackhawks

    Blackhawks fans can stop worrying. No other teams will be sending offer sheets to Corey Crawford this summer in hopes of stealing the goaltender for themselves...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 1,966 reads 3 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks Offseason 2011: Stan Bowman and the Future of the Blackhawks

    Last week the Blackhawks ' season came to an end after a dramatic first-round series with the Vancouver Canucks that went to overtime in Game 7...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 918 reads 2 comments

  17. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Thank You Chicago Blackhawks, Keep Your Heads Held High

    After one of the most dramatic, intense playoff series in recent NHL history, the Canucks finally defeated the Chicago Blackhawks after two years of failure in a thrilling Game 7 that was forced to OT...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 122 reads 10 comments

  18. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Collapses, Chicago Blackhawks Will Win Series

    Facing elimination on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks hammered the Vancouver Canucks 7-2 in Chicago to make the series 3-1...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 982 reads 8 comments

  19. Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Things the 'Hawks Need to Beat the Vancouver Canucks

    Well they made it to the playoffs Blackhawks fans. Somewhat unconventionally, but they made it. Now they have to square off with their old playoff rival and President's trophy winners, the Vancouver Canucks ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  20. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Canucks vs. Blackhawks Could Be Tougher Than You Think

    The hockey gods certainly have a twisted sense of humor. There was only one scenario that would result in the Chicago Blackhawks playing the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 675 reads 5 comments

  21. Chicago Blackhawks Prepare for Grand Finale with Red Wings

    Of all the "must-win" games of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks (which seems to have been every game since December) Wednesday night's game against St. Louis was the most crucial...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 465 reads 16 comments

  22. Presidents' Trophy: Doesn't Necessarily Mean a Stanley Cup

    First off, I would like to personally extend my congratulations to the Vancouver Canucks and their fans for winning their first ever Presidents' Trophy. Being from Vancouver, I know how much this franchise has meant to the city...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 557 reads 2 comments

  23. Chicago Blackhawks: Penalty Kill Starting to Show Signs of Improvement

    Blackhawks fans have had to face a lot of disappointments this season. There's no question of that. But one of the worst disappointments, and one of the reasons the 'Hawks have ...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 297 reads 1 comments

  24. Chicago Blackhawks: Does the Defensive System Need To Be Permanently Changed?

    It was a game that most people were calling "the biggest of the season." Some were even claiming that all the Blackhawks ' playoff aspirations were riding on this one single showdown in the desert...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 369 reads 3 comments

  25. Jonathan Toews Has Hart: Making a MVP Case for the Blackhawks Captain

    There's been a lot of speculation about who will be the winner of this year's Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP...

    Cody Pugh Written by Cody Pugh about over 3 years ago 789 reads 2 comments