1. Are Elements There for Chicago Blackhawks to Go on Another Epic Winning Streak?

    Much to the chagrin of the rest of the NHL , the Chicago Blackhawks are heating up. The way we see things, the pieces are falling into place for this team to go on a tear of rather epic proportions...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 1,282 reads 1 comments

  2. Why Have Chicago Blackhawks Failed to Protect Leads in 2013-14 Season?

    On the surface, the Chicago Blackhawks appear to be rolling. After dropping their first two contests, they're currently 6-1-2 and in fourth place in the Western Conference...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,258 reads 14 comments

  3. Which 5 Chicago Blackhawks Will Have the Best Plus-Minus Stats in 2013-14?

    Based on the incredibly high expectations that they set for themselves after dominating the entire NHL in 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks are off to a sluggish start...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,398 reads 1 comments

  4. Tracing the Evolution of Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews

    The evolution of Jonathan Toews from smile-less teenager to cold-blooded, two-way No. 1 center has been fascinating to behold both on and off the ice...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,905 reads 3 comments

  5. Should Brandon Saad Replace Bryan Bickell on Chicago Blackhawks' Top Line?

    It isn't surprising that Bryan Bickell is struggling while Brandon Saad continues to do what he's always done: Produce, no matter what the situation or line combination...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,850 reads 15 comments

  6. Buying or Selling Chicago Blackhawks Players' Hot Starts in 2013-14

    The Chicago Blackhawks haven't come out of the gates flying to start the 2013-14 NHL season —at least not compared to what they managed to do last year —but this Stanley Cup hangover appears to be a mild one...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,396 reads 1 comments

  7. Breaking Down Chicago Blackhawks' Budding Rivalry with St. Louis Blues

    When the NHL announced its realignment plan heading into the 2013-14 NHL season, one of the least popular shifts was taking the Detroit Red Wings out of the Central Division and Western Conference...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,058 reads 19 comments

  8. Biggest Takeaways from Chicago Blackhawks' Start to the 2013-14 Season

    Three games don't make up an NHL season, and that's good news for the Chicago Blackhawks . With 79 games to go, the 'Hawks have all the time in the world to focus on what has been ailing them over the first week and a half of the season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,040 reads 9 comments

  9. Odds for Chicago Blackhawks' 2013-14 MVP

    The Chicago Blackhawks haven't won the Stanley Cup twice in the last four years because of luck. They ice one of the most outstanding teams on a regular basis and the depth that is present throughout the lineup is somewhat staggering...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 983 reads 2 comments

  10. Is Brent Seabrook the Most Underrated Defenseman in the NHL?

    Before there was Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and two Stanley Cup titles in four seasons, there was Brent Seabrook . His first season in the NHL was in 2005, when he debuted along with some kid named Duncan Keith...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 3,698 reads 20 comments

  11. Watch Sidney Crosby Take on Nathan MacKinnon in Shooting Contest

    There must be something in the water in Cole Harbour. It's the H20 that both Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche grew up drinking...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 7,271 reads 6 comments

  12. Ranking the 10 Most Incredible NHL Goals of the Past Decade

    Great goals stick with you. Like an awesome movie, you remember where you were and what you were doing the first time you saw it. That's one thing that all these clips have in common...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,419 reads 8 comments

  13. Twitter Reacts to Chicago Blackhawks Raising 2013 Stanley Cup Banner

    The 2012-13 Stanley Cup banner is hanging from the rafters of the United Center, and now the Chicago Blackhawks ' title defense is officially underway...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,582 reads 23 comments

  14. NHL Teams Facing a Grueling Start to the 2013-14 Season

    All 30 teams were forced into a sprint-like campaign because of the lockout in 2013. The 2013-14 NHL season won't be truncated due to a work stoppage, meaning that squads will be able to settle into the usual rhythm of a season...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,647 reads 14 comments

  15. Complete 2013-14 Season Preview for the Chicago Blackhawks

    It's tough to conceive of ways that the 2013-14 NHL season could go better for the Chicago Blackhawks than 2012-13...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,013 reads 5 comments

  16. Fantasy Hockey Team Names: Creative and Funny Monikers for the New Season

    Nothing gets an NHL fantasy draft and league chuckling like a string of hilarious and timely team names...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 56,926 reads 17 comments

  17. NHL Teams Having the Worst 2013-14 Training Camps

    Not everyone can have the same level of preseason success as the 5-1 Tampa Bay Lightning or the undefeated Dallas Stars. Both teams have cemented their place among the NHL 's elite by trucking through the season before the season like it was nothing...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 11,991 reads 32 comments

  18. 5 Bold Predictions for Chicago Blackhawks' 2013-14 Season

    Things couldn't have gone much better for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013. They came away with at least a point in their first 24 contests —an NHL record —and ran away with the Presidents' Trophy by the halfway mark of the truncated year...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,582 reads 13 comments

  19. Grading the Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Offseason

    The offseason between winning a Stanley Cup and defending it is usually a bittersweet time. While the celebration is ongoing, changes are almost inevitable...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 2,064 reads 2 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 50 Forwards in the NHL for the 2013-14 Season

    Picking the top-50 forwards in the NHL heading into the 2013-14 season turned out to be pretty tough. There are just so many different angles to consider...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 43,394 reads 140 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 25 Goaltenders in the NHL for the 2013-14 Season

    Teams aren't going to make it very far in the NHL without a solid goaltender. It's not rocket surgery —teams that win the Stanley Cup do it on the back of great netminding , not by scoring an average of five goals per game...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 41,729 reads 88 comments

  22. Breakout Stars at 2013-14 NHL Training Camps

    It's been a long while since an NHL preseason has been so entertaining and chock full of storylines. From P.K...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 6,179 reads 8 comments

  23. Ranking the Top 50 Defensemen in the NHL for the 2013-14 Season

    While goals put fans in the seats, preventing them puts Stanley Cup banners in the rafters. Last season the Chicago Blackhawks were the stingiest defensive team in the NHL , giving up only 2...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 97,149 reads 84 comments

  24. Predicting the 10 Highest-Scoring Defensemen for the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The race among NHL forwards for the Maurice "the Rocket" Richard Trophy and the Art Ross is usually down to just a few elite snipers by the three-quarter mark of the season. Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby , Martin St...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 8,590 reads 41 comments

  25. Predicting the Biggest X-Factors for the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season could be one of the most interesting in recent memory. While (thankfully) there's no lockout to concern ourselves with, there are several X-factors that will have massive impacts throughout the year...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,809 reads 2 comments