Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss

This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Edmonton Oilers,Los Angeles Kings,Minnesota Wild,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference,Western Conference Papers on December 9, 2009

Chicago Blackhawks 2009-10 Season Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks came up harder and faster than any other National Hockey League team last season.  After missing the playoffs the previous six years, the Hawks racked up 104 points (good for 6th place overall) en route to a respectable Western Conference finals appearance against the powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.  Individual breakout performances (Kris […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Chicago Blackhawks,Columns,Season Previews on September 7, 2009

NHL Morning Papers: Tuesday Edition

With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,NHL Morning Papers,Philadelphia Flyers,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks on August 18, 2009

The Dale Tallon Firing

I can say this, there is no such thing as a hockey off-season anymore.  I mean, we are into the middle of July and there have been about two slow hockey news days total since 2009 began.  So, I can’t say I was shocked to hear late last night that Dale Tallon had been fired […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Chicago Blackhawks on July 14, 2009

The Chicago Blackhawks qualifying offer disaster continues

From Darren Dreger of TSN: According to both the NHL and the NHLPA, the investigation into how and why the Chicago Blackhawks bungled a number of their qualifying offers is ongoing. Neither side will comment, however since this story broke Friday evening on TSN.ca, interest into how the league and players association will respond is […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Chicago Blackhawks on July 4, 2009