• Jeff Lebowski

    Dear Liver,

    I apologize in advance

    • chidiver

      Your liver has been naughty. It must be punished.

  • 10thMountainFire

    ‘It ain’t what you takin’, it’s who you takin’ from, ya feel me? How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?’

  • chidiver

    it……..has……..BEGUN!

  • MattC86

    Hell to the fuckin’ yeah. What a great show. Oh, and fuck St. Louis.

  • Bob Lanz

    It’s kind of a beard I guess. My ex had more growth than that

  • Deborah Mosca

    Can we draft Omar? I’m seeing a future Norris winner here….

    • Waylon

      only if we get McNulty and Bunk as well. “There you go again, giving a shit when it’s not your turn to give a shit.”

  • Crash

    Think i saw this is the Trib.

  • Accipiter
  • Country_Bumpkin

    Hi everybody

  • Z-man19

    Staying with Bicks

  • DuHawk

    Ahh I love that new old thread smell.

  • AMR

    Starting to really hate Ott

    • steeg of their own

      Starting?

      • CozBullsFan

        No shit.

      • AMR

        To really hate him before I kinda hated him

  • CozBullsFan

    VAMOS HAWKS!

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      Arriba! Andale!

  • steeg of their own

    One more Blackhawks goal. Let’s go, Hawks.

    • YoAdrienne

      Put ‘em away already.

  • DuHawk

    Jabe not on the bench? Excellent.

  • DuHawk

    And here I am by myself talking to myself. That’s chaos theory.

  • steeg of their own

    Oh Tazer, no.

    • stacie7

      He’s bleeding

      • steeg of their own

        Did they call the double minor?

        • YoAdrienne

          No.

  • Bob Lanz

    Second dog penalty gotta score here

  • DuHawk

    Come on Klowns!

  • CozBullsFan

    PLEASE BE GOOD PP

  • DuHawk

    That’s a 5-on-3 fuckers!

    • stacie7

      If the NHL allowed replay it is

  • steeg of their own

    Q is doing the disco.

  • Z-man19

    They have no clue

  • Bob Lanz

    5v3

  • CozBullsFan

    FINISH THEM HAWKS!

  • DuHawk

    Hossa dammit!

  • steeg of their own

    The zebras are cowards.

  • Bob Lanz

    Great fucking coaching. Awesome pp unit

    • CozBullsFan

      Calm your tits Bob! lol

      • Bob Lanz

        Trying to. Totally frustrated with this game plan

        • CozBullsFan

          Agreed

    • AMR

      Coaching can only go so far. The players have to make sure they move and create chances

      • Bob Lanz

        How about who he puts out there

        • AMR

          Who would you exchange? at the end there was kane, sharp, toews, keith, and shaw. 4 of your best offensive players and shaw who is a great net front presence

  • Bob Lanz

    Zus isn’t tired, keep playing him Q

  • steeg of their own

    Nice whiff, Duncs.

  • 10thMountainFire

    That thread was Seabrook’s fault.

    • DuHawk

      Par for the course.

  • 2883

    Shit. you can beard of the day deez

    • 10thMountainFire

      Drunk!

      • 2883

        Sadly yes. But not drunk enough to not be coherent. Let’s talk psychometrics or statistical theory?

  • DuHawk

    That’s a bad rule, but I’ll take it.

  • Country_Bumpkin

    Kaner kinda of playing loose with the puck tonight

  • Michael Scott

    Like the improvising

    • DuHawk

      We’re nothing if not resourceful.

  • steeg of their own

    Come on Hossa. Time for you to get on the scoresheet.

  • Bob Lanz

    Boy I’m really glad morin and regin were benched. No way they could of helped in 2ot. And dont tell me there is no way Q could have known it would go to ot. Fuck fuck fuck

    • DuHawk

      I expected nothing from Regin, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

    • ChicagoNativeSon

      So who do you want to see benched, Bickell, Shaw or Kane?
      Because that’s the only line either would likely play on.

  • wowwowweewoo

    That right there is why leddy isn’t top 4. He had outs, but just chucked it

  • CozBullsFan

    VAMOS HAWKS!

    • DuHawk

      Indeed.

    • Bob Lanz

      Mucho vamos. Is that a thing?

      • CozBullsFan

        Literal translation is lots of go so not really.

  • Michael Scott

    Dio time and I forgot bathroom
    Dammit

  • Fleshrifle

    Somebody tell Steve Ott to choke on his own dismembered tool

    • 2883

      Not enough.

  • DuHawk

    Both teams are absolutely gassed.

    • Arctic Ice

      Damn right.

  • 10thMountainFire

    There’s a plethora of douchery on that team.

  • DuHawk

    Oh fuck.

    • Arctic Ice

      That penalty shows how tired they are.

  • 2883

    And that’s it. Shaw fucked u p

  • steeg of their own

    fuuuuuuuck. Dammit Shaw, we did not need this.

  • Bob Lanz

    Well this should be fun:(

  • Flavius

    FUCK!!!!

  • DuHawk

    That’s legit.

  • Z-man19

    Wow, all the shit they let go

    • Bob Lanz

      That’s what I was thinking

  • 10thMountainFire

    The obligatory stupid Shaw penalty.

  • AMR

    Time for the PK to step up

  • 10thMountainFire

    This feels like a not good one.

    • Arctic Ice

      Shhhhhh!

    • DuHawk

      Agreed, unfortunately.

    • CozBullsFan

      I don’t know what it feels like.

      • YoAdrienne

        Shortie time.

        • CozBullsFan

          This would be nice.

  • 10thMountainFire

    Corey Crawford: the second coming or the second coming?

    • Fleshrifle

      Thortoning twice?

      • 10thMountainFire

        Dude, I’ve Thorntoned myself into dehydration tonight. If Saad, Hossa, or Toews scores a winner I’m going to need an IV.

        • 2883

          I may already need one

        • 2883

          I finshed 1/2 bottle of liquor after a pretty tough workout

        • Fleshrifle

          Tossing sand?

    • Michael Scott

      “Only the Almighty has saved more than Corey Crawford!”

  • Bruno_the_Blackhawk_Cat

    C’mon, how about rooting for a shortie to really shut up the Blues!

  • steeg of their own

    How did that not go in?

    • 10thMountainFire

      Second coming.

  • Arctic Ice

    Holy fkn phew!!

  • DuHawk

    FUCK THIS IS STRESSFUL!!

  • 2883

    fml

  • AMR

    good crow

  • CozBullsFan

    Sorry, but these CBC announcers are being a bunch of STL homers. It’s getting stupid.

  • AMR

    It could be worst we could be LA Kings fans

  • DuHawk

    Maybe Hjalmarsson should be the backup goaltender.

    • 10thMountainFire

      He’s not?

    • steeg of their own

      You mean he isn’t now?

    • Arctic Ice

      He’s my first start this game.

    • YoAdrienne

      He needs a baby goal.

  • steeg of their own

    If Zus had scored off the bench at the end of that PP, I would have died.

  • DuHawk

    I have to pee. Where’s an actual bucket when I need it?

    • CozBullsFan

      I thought you had Dupends?

      • DuHawk

        They would be helpful right about now.

        • CozBullsFan

          Indeed.

  • Fleshrifle

    Fuck 2 more months of these….Fuck, I’m not in playoff shape for this. Whiskey!!!

    • AMR

      Luckily or unluckily for me I will be in South Korea and japan for two weeks of the playoffs

      • Fleshrifle

        Jet lag and culture shock on top of this….hang in there.

        • AMR

          It should be fun

  • Michael Scott

    Fuck…

  • DuHawk

    FUCK!

  • 2883

    Son of a bithc

  • Z-man19

    Damn

  • steeg of their own

    goddamn it. I thought for sure Sharpie had that one.

  • 10thMountainFire

    That’s why Zus is valuable in the post season.

    • steeg of their own

      If only we had Oshie to take the breakaways like that…

      • Fleshrifle

        Fuck Tj

        • steeg of their own

          Fuck the Blues.

      • AMR

        We do have kane

      • CozBullsFan

        I’d be ok with this…

    • DuHawk

      Good vision, but has two left feet.

      • 10thMountainFire

        Vision is enough…

      • Fleshrifle

        He can see how slow he is..it’s someting

    • Bob Lanz

      Please

  • Fleshrifle

    Ugggghhhh….Keep that up though

  • steeg of their own

    Score more goals, Hawks.

    • YoAdrienne

      Score one for Theo.

  • 10thMountainFire

    Bollig in OT make XMF go something something.

    • AMR

      Go crazy?

      • DuHawk

        Craz…ier?

    • 2883

      It makes oyu feel some type of way?

  • DuHawk

    It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame. Let’s play two.

  • Country_Bumpkin

    This is fucking redic

  • Michael Scott

    I was bummed that the game was scheduled during my shift but this is bullshit

  • YoAdrienne

    Was not expecting triple OT… Yuk.

  • 10thMountainFire

    After the first period no one knew three periods of scoreless hockey was en route.

  • steeg of their own

    My alcohol tolerance was not ready for 3rd OT in the first game of the playoffs.

    • 2883

      You’re not alone. I’ve finished more than I wnated to tonight

  • ballyb11

    Both goalies, mahvelous.

  • CozBullsFan

    I need another drink.

  • Arctic Ice

    And it’s only game one.

  • AMR

    Wild with a chance to close out the Avs

    • Jeff Lebowski

      Nice jinx

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Speaking of which, where’s HIBLD?

  • DuHawk

    Roll call! Who’s still here?

    • Country_Bumpkin

      Me and Cookiecrisis’ Mom

    • steeg of their own

      Crow!

    • YoAdrienne

      Sigh.

    • 2883

      YUp

    • Bob Lanz

      Bollig

    • Arctic Ice

      Until the end sir!

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      Sorta here. Sorta fading.

      • DuHawk

        Saddle up, Dorpy!

        • VanDorp’sMullet

          Sir! Yes, sir!

      • 2883

        I need you to love lamp

        • VanDorp’sMullet

          I will always love lamp. No matter what.

      • Bob Lanz

        Can’t allow that, coffee up

      • AMR

        Glad I live on the west coast so its still reasonably early

    • Michael Scott

      I think here

    • Z-man19

      Du

      • DuHawk

        Zeddy!

    • CozBullsFan

      here

      • DuHawk

        Clifford J. Huxtable esq.

        • CozBullsFan

          Du!

  • Bob Lanz

    Can someone google the following symptoms: jaw and chest pain, heartburn like in nature, shortness of breath, sweating, weakness dizzy and Pissed Off!

    • Jeff Lebowski

      sounds like alcoholism

      • Bob Lanz

        Except I’m on the wagon

        • DuHawk

          I fell off the wagon, & it ran me over.

    • Arctic Ice

      Taxes.

      • DuHawk

        They were done Tuesday. We won’t speak of them again until January!

      • Bob Lanz

        Well that makes sense

    • bizarrohairhelmet

      Sounds like OT Hockey fandom.

  • Oregon_hawk

    dear lord. this is insane.

  • DuHawk

    Hi again Kelly!

  • AMR

    Avs tied it with 13.4 secs left

    • Bruno_the_Blackhawk_Cat

      Somebody is jealous of our OT play.

  • rhodes

    I’m out of booze. Now what?

    • Country_Bumpkin

      Why not crack?

      • rhodes

        Wife smoked all the crack.

        • Jeff Lebowski

          Ott’s got you covered

    • DuHawk

      Poor planning. I am disappoint.

  • Arctic Ice

    5 zip Sharks. Unexpected.

    • 2883

      series are 7 games long

    • steeg of their own

      Holy crap.

    • AMR

      My roommate is a kings fan and I’m sure that he is going crazy. I’m glad I decided to visit my parents for Easter

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Jebus

      • DuHawk

        It’s just one game; no big deal.

        • AMR

          Yeah but it is the playoffs and to lose a game like that is hard

          • DuHawk

            I disagree. If they lose game 2 like that, they might be fucked though.

          • AMR

            fair enough

    • Bob Lanz

      But Quick

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Yeah. He was like God last year…er something

    • Preacher

      Only 2 teams I’m afraid of, and I’ve said it for the last 2 months are the Sharks and the Bruins.

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Bruins maybe Ducks yes Shaaarks no

        • Preacher

          Ducks? We handled them the last time. We KNOW how to play them. We haven’t seen the Sharks in a long while and they’re better. Besides, Pavelski.

          • Country_Bumpkin

            Would love to see Pavelski in a Hawks sweater

          • Bob Lanz

            Me please

          • Preacher

            Oh my, yes! I talked to him about it once but he said he likes it in California.

          • AMR

            San Jose is a nice city

          • Preacher

            He’s from about 20 miles away from where I live and runs a hockey camp every summer. My son was in it a couple years ago. I chatted with him during a break and told him he’d look good in a Hawks’ sweater. He was pretty committed to the Sharks though.

      • AMR

        I’m afraid of all the teams until they are eliminated or we are eliminated

      • DuHawk

        & River Scum.

  • Country_Bumpkin
    • YoAdrienne

      Yup.

  • bizarrohairhelmet

    Cheezwiz H. CHRIMBALL. Hope we learned our lesson about protecting a lead.

    • Bob Lanz

      Q doesn’t learn lessons he teaches them by benching till you learn.

  • MattC86

    I’m still at work, I was going to finish something after the game. I broke open the emergency bourbon. Kill me.

    • Z-man19

      Can I have the bourbon?

    • Bob Lanz

      How are you still at work

  • wowwowweewoo

    wow, Colorado… just watched the tying goal… MacKinnon is going to be a thing

    • steeg of their own

      Dammit Wild, you were supposed to put them away.

  • DuHawk

    So long changes in 3OT? I predict that this ends quickly.

    • VerStig

      :(

  • Bob Lanz

    We lose XMF?

  • putmeinthemadhouse

    everyone here still alive?

    • CozBullsFan

      yes

    • DuHawk

      No, I died of dysentery.

    • AMR

      Touch and go for a few

    • YoAdrienne

      For now.

    • pepe_silvia

      barely

  • roadhog

    Hey Ohhhhhh !!!!!!! What up Hawk fans?

    • Z-man19

      Pig abides

      • roadhog

        My peeps . . . I liked the mojo early, so I stayed away, and well . . . it just went on, and on.

    • Country_Bumpkin

      My blood pressure

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      I am for the moment.

    • Preacher

      Not me. I have to go back downstairs to watch the game. My good tv is on the fritz and my computer is up stairs.

    • DuHawk

      Hi Boar!

  • DesertHawk

    Man Crow…

    • DuHawk

      Hello DH. Welcome to the circus.

      • CozBullsFan

        Welcome to the 7th circle of hell.

  • steeg of their own

    Hey guys! It’s tree to tree, going into the turd!

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • CozBullsFan

      derp

      • Country_Bumpkin

        herp

        • VanDorp’sMullet

          They’re both playing golf.

          • Arctic Ice

            Fore!

          • DuHawk

            Don’t hate on golf. I’ll fuck you up! :)

  • pepe_silvia

    There it is. tree tree start tree ot!

  • VanDorp’sMullet

    When the fuck is the 3rd OT starting. It feels like it’s been an hour since the last period ended.

    • roadhog

      Game on.

    • DuHawk

      Right meow. I’m not kitten.

  • YoAdrienne

    Good. Toews is back. Was a tad concerned after that hit.

  • Z-man19

    Welp

  • Michael Scott

    I don’t give a shit. Fuck it.

  • Flavius

    shit

  • Face of Boe

    assfuck

  • DuHawk

    Fuck. That sucks.

  • steeg of their own

    FUUUUUUCK.

  • roadhog

    Shoulda stayed away. My bad.

  • YoAdrienne

    Bloody hell.

  • VanDorp’sMullet

    That’ll learn us.

  • Bob Lanz

    Awesome cool great we deserved that yeah I’m so glad I watched happines is losing in 3ot in less than a minute

    • AMR

      Don’t go crisis on us Bob

      • Bob Lanz

        I’m just trying to hurt myself so I feel the pain this loss has caused me. No crisis just want to experience the hurt

        • DuHawk

          It’s one game…on the road. No reason to worry yet.

          • Bob Lanz

            Usually I stay pretty positive. But nope this is just the regular season projected in the playoffs. So much for that other gear. I didn’t see it . I don’t think we will either. Oh well you can’t win them all

  • Country_Bumpkin

    Typically Hawks game. Millions of chances, one lucky break for the other team. Fucking A

    • Michael Scott

      Also prevent

    • Bob Lanz

      So next time someone tells me the regular season doesn’t matter I’m gonna go ahead and say yeah no it kinda does

      • ballyb11

        Don’t say that around here.

    • ballyb11

      Blues played every bit as good as the Hawks. It was not the type of game you described.

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Hawks had lots of breakaways and spent a lot of time taking draws in the Blues D-zone

        • ballyb11

          Blues had as many, if not more, good scoring chances.

          • DuHawk

            Time out. You just said above that Miller held it together better than Crow. If the Blues had much better chances, isn’t that contradictory?

            I’m not trying to be a dick; just seeking clarification.

          • ballyb11

            By held it together a bit better, I meant ‘who let in a goal after the 1st?’. That’s the bottom line.

          • DuHawk

            I agree, W-L is the bottom line, but he was really fucking good. I think having that POV is a little short-sighted.

  • AMR

    Well its only one game

    • Bob Lanz

      Yes and this is how we finished third in the division. So fuck that

    • DuHawk

      Agreed.

  • CozBullsFan

    Oh well. It happens.

    • Arctic Ice

      CBC announcers talking like they’ve won the cup.

      • CozBullsFan

        Last time I watch a CBC broadcast.

        • Arctic Ice

          Off to 1st row for WIld/Avs.

        • DJ

          Will Rogers be any stupider next year?

  • CozBullsFan

    And on that note, I’m off TCI friends. See you all tomorrow.

    • VanDorp’sMullet

      Night Coz. I’m off as well. Night everyone.

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Later

        • VanDorp’sMullet

          Night CB.

          • Country_Bumpkin

            Buh bye

      • DuHawk

        Night Dorpy.

      • CozBullsFan

        Night Van.

    • DuHawk

      Take care Cozby.

      • CozBullsFan

        Du

  • VanDorp’sMullet

    I still think we got this series. But fucking fuck, could we please get some bodies in front of Miller next game?

  • DuHawk

    I don’t like the outcome, but only need to win one in STL to steal home ice. No concern here yet.

  • DDS

    Blues had puck possession so much the 2nd OT and right off the bat in the 3rd, it was kind of just a matter of time.

  • DJ

    God damned missed opportunity. Especially if this gets them out of their slump.

  • VanDorp’sMullet

    Oh and any time Q wants to suit up our hottest player (Morin), that might not be a bad idea.

    • putmeinthemadhouse

      morins a turnover machine.

      • Bob Lanz

        Blow me

        • putmeinthemadhouse

          you have a problem or something?

          • Preacher

            Let him rant. He’ll be nice by morning.
            Maybe.

          • putmeinthemadhouse

            what so personal attacks are okay by regulars?

          • DuHawk

            No.

          • Preacher

            No, but I wouldn’t take it too personally. In fact, it’s better not to respond to the ledge people when they’re in crisis mode.

          • Bob Lanz

            That’s not personal morin is a turnover machine so blow me with your stats on that

          • CozBullsFan

            Bob, you need to stop. There is no reason for this shit.

          • DuHawk

            Please, can we stop this? It’s heading to a bad place.

          • Bob Lanz

            Yes I do

          • CozBullsFan

            Bob, get off the computer. This is stupid.

          • Preacher

            How ’bout we all stop responding to him, let him have his tantrum, and just ignore it. It’s what I do with my little ones when they throw a hissy fit.

        • DuHawk

          C’mon Lanzer. We’re on the same team here.

        • DJ

          You might want to reset your snark detector.

        • CozBullsFan

          REALLY BOB?

        • Michael Scott

          That’s really unnecessary.

    • Bob Lanz

      Nope just keep tossing bollig out there. It will be a short playoff but hey bollig is resigned for the next three were morin and smith are both RFA s

  • putmeinthemadhouse

    who lost their cover there

  • AMR

    Well until Saturday my friends.

  • roadhog

    Go Wild!!!!

    • DuHawk

      I like your style.

  • DuHawk

    I just made a drink during the intermission, so you’re all stuck with me for a while yet.

  • Flavius

    just one man’s opinion, but nothing wrong with the 3rd period game plan…it just wasn’t well executed, didn’t get the puck deep often enough…smart play by ott there at the end to get the puck to steen….blues 4th line was real good, not sure that’s gonna keep happening…win game 2, everything’s still on track…

    • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

      I agree.

  • Preacher

    Disappointing. Not end of the world, but a missed opportunity. Most concerned about the turtle act in the third. The Hawks should know better.

    • DJ

      “Turtle” is the correct word, there. You have the upper hand, you have to force your advantage.

  • bizarrohairhelmet

    Motherfuck fucking fuck stick fuck

    • DuHawk

      That’s a lotta fucks.

      • roadhog

        And a mother and a stick.

  • birdhead

    that fucking sucked, guys.

    • DuHawk

      Agreed, but big picture, everything’s still fine.

      • birdhead

        you’re right, and there were some positives, like a goal from Kane, and Toews looking pretty good until he was maybe reinjured :-/

  • roadhog

    The last 4:00 of the third is really the only part of the game that disappointed me . . .

  • Bob Lanz

    So they have not won in like a month and miller sucked until tonight. Cool we got that going for us

    • roadhog

      Miller still sucks, you’ll see.

      • ballyb11

        Looked great for a little over 80 minutes.

        • Preacher

          We helped a lot, didn’t we? Lots of shots right into his chest. Not much for screens. Not a lot of goal-mouth scrums. (At least not in the last half of the game.)

          • ballyb11

            Agreed, but we still had a lot of really good chances.

        • DuHawk

          Yeah I thought he looked great after the 1st.

        • roadhog

          He was just barely holding his shit together IMO. Hawks didn’t get to the rebounds and Sharp should have closed the deal.

          • ballyb11

            He ‘just held it together’ just a tad better than Crawford did.

          • DuHawk

            Hold up. Crow had much tougher chances tonight. He wasn’t the problem.

          • roadhog

            Hold up is right.

          • ballyb11

            I didn’t say he was the problem.

          • DuHawk

            Okay, sorry then. I misinterpreted your comment. My apologies.

          • roadhog

            I like Crow’s play. D let him down late in the third, Oduya to Hammer with a forward draped over his back, and no recovery to the front of the net.

    • VerStig

      *until the 2nd period

    • CozBullsFan

      Bob, take a breath. Step away from the computer. Everything will be ok.

      • Bob Lanz

        Ya goodnight

  • Michael Scott

    I don’t think it’s losing that upsets me as much as the extra two hours it took to get there. It seems like something that a better third period plan prevents. I don’t know.

  • roadhog

    Avs win. Some BS in the crease right before the goal.

    • 1benmenno

      Yup

      • roadhog

        Barrie dropped two Wild in the crease.

  • pepe_silvia

    Not worry’d. Come back and win in game 2 (like they should have tonight) and go back to Chicago all evened up.

  • wowwowweewoo

    Here in 2 charts, is my entire point about the lines sucking tonight. The first is tonight’s SOG, the 2nd is SOG vs our opponent over the course of the season. We got badly outshot in this game, and we almost never get outshot by the blues. So what was different? I saw very little chemistry between the lines. Less 5 man breakouts, plays where you’re left wondering “what the hell was he doing with the puck?” – this is all due to chemistry. I get spreading the talent, but the lines are just mismatched as currently constructed.

    This Game:
    PERIODCHISTL1st7112nd833rd614OT14102nd OT7123rd OT02Total4252
    Season

    CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSGOALS BY PERIOD1ST2ND3RDOTTOTAL665017SHOTS BY PERIOD1ST2ND3RDOTTOTAL6046417154
    ST. LOUIS BLUESGOALS BY PERIOD1ST2ND3RDOTTOTAL444012SHOTS BY PERIOD1ST2ND3RDOTTOTAL3849442133

    • wowwowweewoo

      fucking charts not posting with formatting, fuck this i’m going to bed… it’s not over, but we’d better ice a legit roster if we’re going to survive this series, I can think of two in the press box that would help.

      • DuHawk

        Later w’s & vowels.

        • wowwowweewoo

          wow wow wee woo – from borat

      • DJ

        Yeah, I’m sorry it didn’t work; I would have liked to see it. I’m sure it was informative.

        Have a good evening.

    • DJ

      If only it was legible.

  • DuHawk

    My feeling is that if you don’t think this series is going 6 or 7, you haven’t been paying attention. These are two really good teams that are among the favorites to win the chalice. It’s probably the worst matchup possible for both teams, but it’s going to last awhile, & it’s going to be intolerable. Get used to it.

    • lizmcneill

      I’m hoping Hitch loses the room and the hire Randy Carlyle tbh.

  • pepe_silvia

    We still have our two aces in the hole… Regin and Morin. How they’ll fit in, I dunno.

  • ToewsCheatCode

    Amazing heart from the Avs tying that game up in the final seconds. Would like to see that kind of battle level from the Hawks, especially when they’re protecting a lead in the third.

    Of course, Crawford is not to blame for that weak tying goal in the final minutes. I heard there were chemtrails overhead.

  • DuHawk

    On the positive side, Crow was really good tonight…or am I the only one who feels this way?

    • pepe_silvia

      Crow was sensational

    • Michael Scott

      Definitely happy there

    • roadhog

      Totally agree. I like playoff Crow thus far. Damn near stole it late in the third.

  • ballyb11

    I don’t like, but I honestly don’t feel too bad when the Hawks play a decent ++ game and lose cause the other team plated really well too.

    • DuHawk

      I’ll agree wholeheartedly with this.

      • QCBlackhawk

        I’m glad with their play, I am not glad with the coaching decision to just let them set up shop and take shots.

        • DuHawk

          Prevent defense is bad in all situations. I don’t get why a team with the offensive firepower of the Blackhawks feels the need to turtle like that.

          • QCBlackhawk

            It goes against the entire point of a possession team. It’s infuriating to watch.
            I get it, you don’t want to make risky pinches etc, but you don’t need to just give the fucking puck away.

          • DuHawk

            We’re sympatico on this one my Iowan friend.

  • roadhog

    Peace, pig out. We are still the champs.

    • DuHawk

      Take care Boar. I guess I’ll play peacekeeper by myself. Have a good one.

      • roadhog

        Hold the fort, and be kind to the ledgers, they will come around.

    • Arctic Ice

      Oink.

  • QCBlackhawk

    Previously stated in abandoned thread: Just got home and all I have to say is fucking fuck the stupid god damned
    prevent fucking defense why the fuck are we still doing this shit. FUCK

    • DuHawk

      Yes, aggravating. Don’t blame Crow, though. If you do, we’re going to disagree.

      • QCBlackhawk

        How am I going to blame the goalie for the rest of the team setting up shop in the D zone for the last goddamned 6 and a half minutes. It’s fucking absurd.

      • ToewsCheatCode

        No goal is ever the goalie’s fault.

        The blame falls on chemtrails.

        • DuHawk

          You can bait me all you want, but I’m not going to do this with you. Have a good evening.

          • ToewsCheatCode

            Very well. Watch out for chemtrails. I’d hate to see you give up any weak goals on their account.

          • QCBlackhawk

            Good call.

          • DuHawk

            Du is smarter than the average bear.

          • QCBlackhawk

            Hey Boo Boo!

          • DuHawk

            I could use a pik-a-nik basket right about now.

          • QCBlackhawk

            Is it full of whiskey? I guess if I’m pretending to bear a bear it can be Whiskey with honey in it

          • DuHawk

            Spiced Rum. Either Captain or Kraken…surprise me.

          • Arctic Ice

            Eloquent.

          • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

            You’re a good, strong man.

        • Country_Bumpkin
  • Michael Scott

    Well, dwelling on it won’t make it feel better. Have a good night, everyone.

  • ballyb11

    But one thing that really pisses me off is that complete bullshit ‘prevent defense’ in the 3rd. It doesn’t work more often than it works. Ridiculous.

    • QCBlackhawk

      EVER. It doesn’t work EVER.

  • Preacher

    Anyone hear the post-game? Any comments from Q? Anything about sitting back in the third?

    • QCBlackhawk

      He’s not going to say shit, we’ve done that shit for the last four years and no matter how many times it catastrophically fails we still fall back on it.

    • DJ

      Paraphrasing…Crow was solid, great first period…plenty of things to improve…third period was disappointing, but they almost pulled it off….knew this would be a close series.

      Crow’s teammates effusive in praising him.

      Nasty cut near Towes’s eye. Seems fine otherwise.

      Hawks say they can improve.

      • ToewsCheatCode

        Hopefully they see some tape of the Avs come from behind win. Just for an idea of the kind of effort and heart it takes to win in the playoffs.

        • Country_Bumpkin

          TWTW

          • Preacher

            HITS!

          • pepe_silvia

            HITZ*

      • Preacher

        Kind of odd that we got outshot by 10 shots when we had more powerplays.

        • ToewsCheatCode

          It’s just the difference in heart and battle level. Hopefully the hawks take it up a notch next game.

          • DJ

            How much did “battle level” cost at Cliches R Us?

          • ToewsCheatCode

            Hawks traded it in straight-up for ‘weak goals and shoddy defense’

        • DuHawk

          On balance, River Scum carried the play. Crow almost stole one as far as I’m concerned.

          • ballyb11

            Excepting the 3rd, I disagree.

          • DuHawk

            Agree to disagree then.

  • Country_Bumpkin
    • DuHawk

      Aww, cute.

      • Country_Bumpkin

        Blow me

        /Bob Lanz’d

        • DuHawk

          Things escalated quickly.

  • CR64

    Meh, all I gotta say. We’ll burn down Meth City during Hockey Brunch on Saturday. With hopefully no godamn prevent D

  • Bruno_the_Blackhawk_Cat

    I’m all for the “prevent defense sucks” theory, but looking at the Fenwick graph from Extra Skater, the Hawks were not playing their game. A defensive team like the Blues should not lead the FF graph for the entire match.

    • DuHawk

      Agreed. My drunken eye test confirms that River Scum carried play. Like I said below, Crow almost stole one. It’s as simple as that.

    • Preacher

      I really wonder (as someone else on here mentioned) if the new lines messed things up a bit. We certainly didn’t look as crisp as we can. Plus, two guys that haven’t played in several weeks (a full month for Kane, right?) probably didn’t help.

    • ToewsCheatCode

      Agreed. Blues carried they play. They had the requisite effort and battle level, Hawks never matched it.

  • DuHawk

    BTW, moving to the BOTD thread was a brilliant idea. You’re welcome :)

  • Preacher

    Well, boys and girls, I’m off. Lots to do this weekend.
    The series isn’t over yet, the Hawks didn’t play anywhere near their best and they still almost won it, and they know how to come back from a loss. Not too worried at this point. Better game next time. GO HAWKS!!!

    • DuHawk

      Bingo. I like your style.

      • Preacher

        And don’t look now but LA is making things interesting. (Is SJ turtling???)

        • DJ

          Lack of heart and battle level. I’m not watching, but it has to be those things.

          • DuHawk

            DJ wins the thread.

          • Preacher

            And SJ wins the game. (Why didn’t we do that?)

  • DuHawk

    I will not engage the trolls…I will not engage the trolls…I will not engage the trolls.

  • DuHawk

    Roll call! Who’s still here?

    • Bruno_the_Blackhawk_Cat

      Cambot, Gypsy, … Oh, wait, was that another thread?

      • DuHawk

        MEOW!!!

    • DesertHawk

      Yo

      • DuHawk

        Hello friend. Were you the one who suggested chocolate Dr. Pepper to me? I’m pretty sure it was you.

        • DesertHawk

          Yep! Those are good. If I was home I’d be drinking some.

  • CR64

    PGT is up and please for the love of all things holy go to hockee night if you need a laugh… the photoshop is awesome