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

The IllegalCurve.com Radio Show is Tonight at 7pm Central time

We just wanted to remind everybody that tonight is the IllegalCurve.com Radio Show from 7pm-9pm Central time.  Tonight’s guests are John Glennon of the Tennessean and Rutgers University Law Profesor Mark Edelman. Glennon will be on to discuss the Predators’ off-season, the chances of a number of Predators participating in the Olympics, and what to […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Hockey and Law,Nashville Predators,Radio Show on August 19, 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

Confusion over Hudler…not anymore

From mlive.com: “The story’s over. He’s going to play in Russia,” Holland said. “We’re waiting on the terms (of the salary arbitration case) he has to (honor) if and when he returns to the NHL.” Read the story here. This story broke earlier on Sportsnet, with the opposite being reported.  However, this now clarifies the […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Detroit Red Wings on July 31, 2009

On the Beat: Prospal and Predators a match?

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch previews the Maple Leafs heading into 2009/10.  That group of top-six forwards is going to be really exciting to watch on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday… If silence fuels speculation, then let the speculation begin about the Predators’ interest in […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Nashville Predators,On the Beat,Toronto Maple Leafs on July 30, 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