Andrew Ladd

It has been a crazy couple days in the NHL, viagra sale the trade deadline has come and gone and you may be asking yourself what did the Blackhawks do? Well, online they won the trade deadline, viagra that’s what they did.

The NHL standings are as tight as they come and making deals on Monday before the deadline wasn’t easy for the contenders. However, the Blackhawks seemed to make the most noise and as they say. The rich got richer, and the thoughts of a repeat are starting to become real.

The Blackhawks added Andrew Ladd, Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann over the weekend. When you look at the Blackhawks roster before the deals they were already one of the best playoff teams and with these additions, watch out.

Andrew Ladd should sound familiar; the winger won a Stanley Cup with the Hawks in 2010 and has spent the last six seasons wearing the “C” for the Winnipeg Jets. Ladd still has swagger and will eventually be on the Hawks top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. I love seeing Ladd back, even though his stint will be short with the Hawks. They won’t be able to keep him with the salary cap next year. In the Ladd trade the Blackhawks received Jay Harrison and Matt Fraser. Harrison and Matt Fraser are both depth players and will probably stay in the AHL. The Hawks did send a good young player Marko Dano to the Jets for Ladd; however Stan is playing to win today.

The Blackhawks didn’t stop there they acquired defenseman Christian Ehrhoff from the LA Kings in exchange for Rob Scuderi. When you breakdown this trade, it was a swap of veteran defenseman. When you look at it Ehroff is a better fit in our system than Scuderi.

When you are playing with house money, why stop there. Bowman is clearly focused on winning a fourth cup in seven years and the future, is just that; he continued to make the Hawks better by trading for Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann of the Montreal Canadiens.  Weise and Fleischmann will be secondary scorers but they add amazing depth to the Hawks forward group. The Hawks did give up prospect Phillip Danault and a second round pick for those two.

The roster has been refreshed but in Stan we trust and I am excited to see how these new additions will improve  an already outstanding Hawks roster.

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The Blackhawks have had a couple days to lick their wounds and rest up after Sunday’s 3-2 overtime loss versus the Flames. However, illness it wasn’t all rest as the defending Stanley Cup champions cialis Hammer Sports Creepy ‘Stache as Blackhawks Honored at the White House” href=”http://sportsdivasinc.com/2013/11/potus-calls-out-crow-as-blackhawks-honored-at-the-white-house/” target=”_blank”>visited the White House on Monday.

The Chicago Blackhawks & President Obama

Tonight the Blackhawks welcome the Winnipeg Jets (6-8-2) to the Madhouse. The Hawks lead the season series 1-0 after crushing the Jets this past Saturday, recipe 5-1. Captain Jonathan Toews was left off the score sheet in his hometown, look for the captain to be a bit more relaxed on home ice and eager to light the lamp.

Our Hawks are currently posting a 9-2-4 record and sit fifth in the western conference. Not too bad, but obviously the Hawks are looking to gain some ground on the teams above them and beating the teams they need to is just what the doctor ordered.

It’s cold, rainy and just one of those days. Here is what you need to know to be prepared if you’re heading to the United Center tonight or just enjoying the action from the couch.

What You Need to Know:

  • This is the second match up of these teams this season, the Blackhawks took the first one 5-1. Look for some familiar faces back in the United Center tonight Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien and Michael Frolik all return tonight for their first taste of being the enemy on the United Center Ice.
  • Tonight’s probable goaltenders the Jets, Al Montoya, 2-1-0, goals against average 1.69 vs. the Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, 8-2-3, gaa 2.19. This is going to be a fantastic matchup in net. Both goal tenders have impressive goals against average.
  • Duncan Keith

    Duncan Keith has had assists in the past four games and currently leads the team with 10.

  • The Jets scoring leader Bryan Little has three goals in his last four games. Former Hawks winger Andrew Ladd has four goals and eight assists and is a team-leading plus-6. Look for the Blackhawks top defenseman to go up against these two.

WHO TO WATCH: WINNIPEG JETS

Al Montoya

Absolutely all eyes need to be on goalie Al Montoya. Montoya was initially signed as the Jets backup goalie but with a 1.69 goals against average and a solid performance in all of his starts. There could be a goalie switch in Winnipeg. If Montoya is HOT tonight, this one will be a low scoring game.

Your Take Away Piece:

“The Hawks need to win the games they are supposed to, and on paper they should 100% beat the Jets tonight. Our guys are coming off a few days’ rest, while the Jets played last night in Detroit. Look for our guys to come out with fresh legs and hit the Jets early. If that happens, the Jets won’t be able to get past Crawford.

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What’s Next:

If you have no plans head to the United Center, tickets are still available. Come say ‘hi’ to me in Section 101. If you’re not up for shelling out the dough to take in a game live, start off your night with Bulls basketball (check out our cheat sheet here:) and then head over to Comcast SportsNet Plus for a 7pm puck drop. Go Bulls & GO HAWKS!

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A girl’s gotta eat, ailment right? As we suffer through the beginning of month 2 of this ridiculous NHL lockout, store we thought you might also be in the need for a quick NHL fix.  Check out our exclusive interview with former Blackhawk and current captain of the Winnipeg Jets, Andrew Ladd.  We caught up with Ladd in the locker room after the Champs for Charity event last week.

As negotiations have stalled out and the NHL Winter Classic is close to being cancelled, hard working NHL employees are losing their jobs and players are jumping ship and heading overseas.  The latest Blackhawk on the fence is Patrick Sharp who announced last week that he will make a decision soon on whether to head over to Europe to play. Patrick Kane already officially started with his new Swiss team, club Biel.

Enraged?  Frustrated? Want to slap someone but not sure who?  We get it.  We’re with you.  Unfortunately, we don’t know Gary Bettman personally (thank God) but there are ways to vent.  Here’s a Fire Gary Bettman Facebook page we found amusing and worth checking out. http://www.facebook.com/FIREGaryBettmanPetition.  Oh, while you’re there, hit up our Facebook page and LIKE IT too.  Kisses.

 

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