• To Saad be the glory

    Runblad and Rozsival together. Q must have caught up on his CI reading again.

  • Icdws

    Rozival with dam near the play of the year!

    • Peanut Butter

      I just got home and tuned in…did he actually show that he is a living person and not a corpse then?

      • Sopel the catfish

        Sooo close to getting an assist but that jerk Crawford stopped the puck.

        • Peanut Butter

          Ah I see…he almost scored on us then? I suppose Q would just point to him as an example of someone who’s scoring.

          • Icdws

            The wily vet strikes again

          • D_Smith

            Don’t worry he’ll get one before the night is over. I think he actually completes more passes to the other team than the Hawks.

      • Icdws

        Sorry, not quite. He gave the puck directly to a blue about 4 feet from the net. I think the blue was so surprised he didn’t know what to do. Fucking absurd play.

        • Peanut Butter

          Thanks for the clarification. I knew it was too good to be true that he might actually be a useful contributing member of this team.

    • Sopel the catfish

      At least it didn’t actually lead to a goal that time.

      • Icdws

        True that

        • Sopel the catfish

          You know that saying about that broken watch and twice a day? The on ice manifestation is 2015 Rosie.

  • Icdws

    Don’t understand flipping keith and oduya. What is the point of that?

    • WookRN

      On a WHIM, I think it was “screw it, we’re not moving in the playoffs, lets see what works”. But it’s Q. Who knows.

  • Icdws

    39 stylin the Hossa tuck

    • Sopel the catfish

      And throwing his weight around, shame he can’t suit up for the playoffs as he seems a decent enough option to keep as injury backup.

  • Peanut Butter

    So far we’ve been credited with more hits than St. Louis..that can’t be right. Seems like every play Pat’s talking about a Hawk getting smashed by a Blue

  • Sopel the catfish

    Better be a penalty shot

  • To Saad be the glory

    Decline it!

  • Sopel the catfish

    fuck the blues and their fans

    • Brandon Murray

      Thats why it’s FTB Thursday. I suppose all the siblings in attendance are off to smoke a quik cig and fuck each other in the can.

  • Peanut Butter

    Might not be such a bad penalty if only to give Seabrook a reprise. But holy shit was that a shit show of a power play. What a joke!

    • Icdws

      Completely clueless

  • To Saad be the glory

    Versteeg is a special kind of idiot,don’t breed too many like that anymore

    • Icdws

      Definitely a top 6 forward. Wtf did he take Saads spot?

      • To Saad be the glory

        Only on days that end in Y.

  • TitanTransistor

    Keep playing Kris Versteeg as much as possible Q. You fucking buffoon.

    #2Cups #Genius #PeanutButter

    • To Saad be the glory

      Before the TitanTransistor haters come out,hate on me as well,because I agree with this comment 110%

      • Icdws

        TT should b safe. How can you argue in favor of versteeg? He is objectively terrible

        • seabsrat

          I confess to defending him several weeks ago, but he has done pretty much nothing to prove me right and everything to prove me an idiot for thinking he could play well as a top 6 forward.

          • Sopel the catfish

            He has those flashes that make you believe, and then he plays like ass. The mystery that is VERSTEEG!.

          • To Saad be the glory

            I’ve stuck up for him as well.I will join the club.

          • seabsrat

            I’m gonna warn you.. it’s kind of a shitty club.

        • WookRN

          I hate this club.
          I hate this club for existing.
          I hate this club me being in it.
          I hate this club for being right.

  • Sopel the catfish

    On the positive side, there is a pretty cool thunderstorm going on outside the house.

    • To Saad be the glory

      lol,only you would say something like that.

      • To Saad be the glory

        I live in Icehogville. Only thing cool about those storms are that they have passed through here already.

        • Sopel the catfish

          I’m about 45 minutes north of the city in the far far burbs

        • Mike Leaman

          Me too, heard we got some touchdowns.

          • To Saad be the glory

            Rochelle had a good size tornado touch down and do some damage

  • Peanut Butter

    Maybe I’ve been watching too much NCAA basketball lately but I don’t really see Versteeg’s penalty as being that bad…more like taking a foul in basketball. Seabrook was down and the Blues very clearly had momentum. From my perspective, his penalty may have actually prevented a goal and got Seabrook off the ice and to the locker room. Now I’m sure none of this went through Versteeg’s tiny little brain as he was taking the stupid penalty but in the end I think his dumb ass mistake may have actually saved a goal. Now having said that, I’m sure the Blues will come out and score a PP goal in the 1st minute of period 2 and this entire post will have been for nothing.

    • Brandon Murray

      well said. Well the the last sentence anyway. It is probably spot on. smh

  • Hockey Newbie

    Not sure what is worse, watching any hawk try and clear our zone or listen to the national broadcast? Oh my @#$% Hossa!!

  • Brandon Murray

    This game sucks. It looks like a couple of animals circling each other and smelling their assholes to see how to react. Hope Seabs is ok because a defenceman going down just no. Oh and I know I have said it roughly 9,467 times and so has everyone else, but my God Roszival is the WORST hockey player on planet earth. If I was Shaw, I’d take that circus leaping missile launch at him to hurt him so Q is forced to play someone else.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Second worst, the Bollig still wanders the frozen tundra of Calgary

      • To Saad be the glory

        Well,with Bollig wandering the playoff tundra,we know where that’s’ going.

      • TitanTransistor

        They should fight over the honor of being named worst.

        And if they both happen to cripple each other in the process, so be it. Somehow we will go on…

      • To Saad be the glory

        Sometimes I think Versteeg is the worst-est of all.

      • WookRN

        Brother sent me a GREAT matchsticks and gasoline write up of hate.

        • Sopel the catfish

          I saw that too, I was watching that blues Flames game where 52/25/52/25 took that boarding run against Jackman. As a fan that hates the blues, Jackman, and Bollig it was a moment of perfection.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Regin patrols the ice in Rockford because Q’s idiocy has no boundries.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Not sure which is better: The manly manly Blues players who are diving to get a phantom penalty called (there were two Daniel Sedin level embellishments), or the manly manly Blues fans cheering an injury. Whole lot of testosterone there in St. Louis- so much so that I can’t wait to see them frak themselves out of the playoffs in the 1st Round again

    • Sopel the catfish

      Went to stl last year for the second road game of the first round, their fans are the worst I have encountered of any team of any sport anywhere. Worst one tried to start a fight because my friend’s arm touched his, the dude had his 2 or 3 year strapped to his chest the whole time. Fuck those people.

      • Aaeismacgychel

        That fan was lucky it’s no longer the 90s. In those days your friend would’ve obliged him and pounded is face into a bloody pulp while making his 2 year old watch to teach the kid what not to be when they grow up

  • Peanut Butter

    Seriously after the way the last one went we should be able to decline going to the PP.

  • Peanut Butter

    Aren’t we fancy with our passes that hit nobody?

  • TitanTransistor

    Q’s PP at work.

    • Icdws

      This is getting rigoddamdiculous

      • Aaeismacgychel

        Nah it really isn’t. There were only two players all season on Chicago who would move the puck on the PP- Kane and Richards. All we’re seeing right now is what our PP looks like without those two.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I don’t think Versteeg has been off the ice this entire 2nd period, has he? I think Q sees on the scoreboard that Minnesota is tanking this game and is saying who the heck cares then

  • Sopel the catfish

    Florida scores on the PP to tie the game 1-1 against boston, 1 minute left in the second. Perds up 2-0 on the Wild, Kings tied 0-0 with CGY 5 minutes into their game.

    • Icdws

      Keep em comin

    • Sopel the catfish

      Ottawa up 2-0 on NYR with 4:30 left in the 3rd, DET MTL tied 2-2 after 2, WPG and COLOLOLOL ur bad are tied nuthin nuthin ten minutes in

  • Sopel the catfish

    Look at that, Ott being a bag of dicks.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Lol… Nice dive Shattenkirk

  • Sopel the catfish

    Nice dive, he had really good form on his jump before falling to the ice.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      The Russian judge gave him a 9.7

  • Aaeismacgychel

    In a perfect world, 3 Blues players would be publicly fined for embellishment within 30 seconds of this game ending.

  • Sopel the catfish

    The Dijon guy continues to not offend my senses, keep it up.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Sorry Pat, there were not two good PK’s, there was one god awful PP and one really good PK.

  • Icdws

    No Rozival in 2d period

    • Icdws

      I spoke too soon

      • TitanTransistor

        You jinxed it

  • Sopel the catfish

    How the fuck, Shaw was pulled down hardcore and no call

    • Aaeismacgychel

      He clearly needed to jump in the air 5 seconds afterwards and fall to the ice.

    • Icdws

      19 was mugged as well play on boys it’s StL

  • Sopel the catfish

    Holy fire drill Batman, thank you Crow for saving the city!

  • Sopel the catfish

    Fuck

  • Aaeismacgychel

    You know, Rundblad, we were sincerely hoping you’d actually play these past two games better than the corpse known as Rozsival. We were really hoping

  • Sopel the catfish

    Flames just took the lead over LA

    • Aaeismacgychel

      All part of LA’s plan. They’re right where they want them

      • Sopel the catfish

        Problem with LA’s plan is that losing the first 3 games to everyone only works when you get to play 4 more after.

      • Sopel the catfish

        And now it’s 2-0, soon the Flames will have the falsest sense of security.

        • Aaeismacgychel

          This game is over for the Flames now. Over.

          • Sopel the catfish

            Almost, only thing more dangerous than a 2 goal lead is a 3 goal lead, once that happens then the Calgary season is truly over and…toast…

  • To Saad be the glory

    That Lambeau leap was bush league. I hope the Hawks annihilate them in the 3rd.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Makes sense, the home of Busch beer would host so many* bush league players.

  • Peanut Butter

    I mean I hate to speak ill of the legend but Hoss is turning over the puck way too much lately. What is up with him?

    • Sopel the catfish

      Glass half empty says he’s getting old, glass half full says he’s getting them out of the way before the playoffs. The drunk wants to know who the fuck drank half my beer?

      • Icdws

        Golden monkey shower again?

        • Hockey Newbie

          Now THERES a visual. Yeah … thanks for that!!

        • tammorrow

          ewww

  • To Saad be the glory

    Sens shut out Rags,c’mon Uncle Dale’s boys!

    • Sopel the catfish

      They need to get it done in regulation

      • To Saad be the glory

        I’ve seen 50-60 Panthers games this year,they can do this.They owe B’s one from a week or so ago.

        • Sopel the catfish

          2-1 FLAAAAAAAA!!!!

          • To Saad be the glory

            Boston and LA missing the playoffs this yr would break my heart. Funny how the LA homers blame it on the amount of hockey they’ve played the last few yrs.

          • Sopel the catfish

            Part of me wants them to get swept in the first round, another part of me wants them to lose in game 7 of any round, but most of me thinks it would be hilarious if they miss they playoffs.

          • Icdws

            All well here is what a run, it finally caught up to them yadda yadda. They have a killer goalie, fucking giants that can, for the most part fly, can roll 4 lines. That team not making the playoffs would be total failure.

          • Hockey Newbie

            I am soooo with you on this one. Go Flames!!!

          • WookRN

            Then Keith, Seabs, Toews, Hossa, Kane, etc should all be dead.

          • Sopel the catfish

            3-1!!!!!!!!!! 12 minutes left

  • D_Smith

    2 fast Wild goals, tied with Preds 2-2 now

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Well that’s not good. We do not want to have to go to Colorado in a must win situation

  • Icdws

    Put saad with Toews Hossa at least try to field a line possible of scoring

  • TitanTransistor

    More Versteeg in the 3rd please.

    If you’re going to commit to the bit Q, you COMMIT TO THE BIT.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Guys, keep your heads bloody the hell up against these punks

  • Sopel the catfish

    Jagr just became the 4th player in NHL history to hit 1800 points, and Boston scores to cut the lead to 1

    • Sopel the catfish

      and then Hayes, the Jimmy, makes it a 2 goal lead again.

      • Icdws

        He will never amount to anything..neither will his brother

  • Peanut Butter

    How do you overskate that Bickell?

    • TitanTransistor

      Every player on this team is handling the puck like a hand grenade.

      • Peanut Butter

        I mean I hate to sound like Eddie but he needs to put his damn stick on the ice.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Julien pulled Rask with 3:35 left down 2,this is gonna be funny.

    • To Saad be the glory

      Rask played the puck after the skater jumped on on his way off the ice,I was right,this is funny. Too many men.

      • To Saad be the glory

        Panthers went to the Patrick Sharp school of shooting at empty nets.

        • Sopel the catfish

          The goal isn’t to actually hit the net, but rather get so close that it’s afraid of you

          • To Saad be the glory

            haha,fuck you Bruins!

    • Sopel the catfish

      LOL too many men on the ice, player jumped on early

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Based on how it’s looked like Rask has played in his past couple, Julien might’ve been better served by going NHL ’95 and just playing the game with the goalie pulled

  • Icdws

    Wtf was versteeg doing? He knows he plays for the hawks correct?

    • Sopel the catfish

      He wants to get Rosie level ice time.

      • Icdws

        He’s doing right then.

    • Peanut Butter

      Maybe he doesn’t know that he plays for the Hawks.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Classic blues fans, try to troll chant Crawford’s name while he’s playing like a boss. Fucking idiots.

    • WookRN

      Hey, we chant his first name, they just chant his last… I’m assuming those are his fans… wait… you’re telling me that’s a taunt… BWAWAAAWAAAW HAAAHHAHAHA…. who do they think he is? Luango?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    LOL. The Crawford chant. Ah Blues fans, never change

    • Sopel the catfish

      Not to be a prick but you spelled it wrong, blues. It’s probably the most passive aggressive thing I do but I make it a point to not capitalize any part of their name.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Ok,I’m back. How many Rozi gaffs and Versteeg fuck ups did I miss?

    • Peanut Butter

      Well now you can add Oduya to the list as he can’t seem to stop coughing up the puck either.

      • WookRN

        Dude was GREAT for a couple weeks… damn it.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Clearly the Blues fans in all their chanting have gotten in Crawford’s head

    • Sopel the catfish

      They are also really good at booing minutes after calls. Dumbest fucking stadium of people.

  • Icdws

    Bring home a winner guys. iPad out of battery.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    jesus Crawford is carrying us. Amazing tonight

  • Sopel the catfish

    Whatever

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Nooooo

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I’m okay with that. Let’s get all the bad bounces out of our system before the playoffs

  • To Saad be the glory

    That damn Crawstink!

    • Sopel the catfish

      He doesn’t score enough goalz or fights enoughs

      • To Saad be the glory

        This shit is horrible,I’m almost tempted to jump over to the Preds game. But…..I pray to Hossa for forgiveness,the Panthers game will have to be enough.

  • Peanut Butter

    Once again I’m reduced to just hoping that we can avoid getting shutout. Ain’t ever been a team that won by scoring 0 goals.

  • To Saad be the glory

    my new hashtag for the summer #fuckversteegresignrichards

  • seabsrat

    Hasn’t been a single line that has looked decent offensively for the Hawks tonight. I HATE THE BLUES SO DAMN MUCH.

    • Brandon Murray

      #FTB right there with you brother

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Wait, seriously, a We want the cup chant? HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

    • Sopel the catfish

      But bro they want it soo hard, can’t you tell?

      • Brandon Murray

        so so hard

    • To Saad be the glory

      They will never win the Cup with Oshie and Jackman in their employ,sorry blues fans.

    • Brandon Murray

      Heard it, loved it. The lasy few years Blues have won the season series with us and it always ends the same.

  • TitanTransistor

    Has Marian Hossa ever been less effective or threatening than he has been this past week?

    • seabsrat

      I agree.. I wonder if he’s really saving it for the playoffs. I hope that’s what it is, because he just doesn’t look himself.

  • Sopel the catfish

    YESSSSSS

  • Aaeismacgychel

    LOL. Tie this up, Hawks just to spite the fans

  • TitanTransistor

    Waited till the last 5 minutes to score again, lol

  • Peanut Butter

    Holy shit turns out Versteeg is a mastermind who opens up the ice and change the look so that the Hawks can score in 4 on 4 hockey. Let’s get another coincidental. We’ve discovered how to cure our PP issues…anytime they take a penalty we take one too.

    • Sopel the catfish

      He had his chance *to do it again*, should have just hugged Ott right out of the box

  • seabsrat

    Can’t wait til the final minute when Q puts Rundblad, Roszival and Versteeg out on the ice for the offensive surge we need.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Come on Versteeg, facepunch Ott or Reaves right now!

    • Sopel the catfish

      With your skate!

  • D_Smith

    Wild up 3 – 2….

    • D_Smith

      Er 4-2

      • D_Smith

        It’s over Wild win 4-2

        • tammorrow

          nice

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Shoot. Hawks need at least a pt in Colorado to face Nashville

  • TitanTransistor

    Hossa has looked dreadful of late.

    • Peanut Butter

      So of course he had the most ice time of any of the forwards at 19 minutes.

  • Brandon Murray

    Roenick saying “The Blues won’t play the Blackhawks in round 1 because they are on fire” is just no. If we lose (in reg) & Minny wins on Saturday we are the Wild Card. I like JR but do a little research. Oh year and nothing is better than the Crawford chants for no fucking apparent reason at odd points in the game. Fuck the Blues and their hillbilly fans. I want 1 fucking point Saturday so Minny plays the Blues and shuts the entire state up and they can move on to baseball.

  • BestPredsForward

    Amazing how collectively mediocre all four of the Blackhawks, Kings, Bruins, and Penguins have been. Maybe playoff hockey does take its toll

    • tammorrow

      One of those things is not like the others

      • BestPredsForward

        They all have the commonality of making the Final Four two years ago.

        • tammorrow

          BHs are the only team in the bunch to have secured the playoffs and two of other 3 likely won’t get a spot this year. Though the Kings aren’t dead yet.

  • Tom

    Why do we always let teams get out of their own zone so easily, even when trailing?
    Ho do you get greasy goals or traffic in front of the net, when everyone is skating back on defense?

  • Peanut Butter

    Teuvo had 1 assist and 3 shots on goal in 9 and a half minutes of playing time. Might want to play him more. Also no shots credited to Toews, Saad, Versteeg, or Vermette…gee I wonder why we can’t score.

  • T.M.

    Nice pass from Teuvo off the goalie on the goal. Maybe some of the veterans can watch the replay and learn from the kid.

    • The Hull With It

      Yep. When I saw that I thought “only 88 does things like that”.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Interesting stat shown in the Jets Lanche game, central has 6 teams with 90+ points and 4 with 100+, atlantic 5 +90 2 +100, metro 4 +90 2 +100, pacific 4 +90 and only 1 +100. Crazy.

  • Hockey Newbie

    Was the national broadcast, the we love Steve fricking Ott or what? Apparently, he is way better than I am going to ever give him credit for. Find the smallest guy and play chippy, finish your checks and just be an all-around dbag. Ugh …. my brain hurts.

    • Brandon Murray

      Steve Ott = can’t skate, can’t shoot, can’t play hockey. Loves to fight but loses every one. Plus Brian Engblom is an asshat so yeah it makes sense.

      • Hockey Newbie

        Emgblom is unlistenable

        • The Hull With It

          Yep, but Pat Foley is so utterly annoying with his whining, high pitched voice (shut up!) that I had to switch to the NBC broadcast.

  • Brandon Murray

    I’m pissed. I’ve said here before that my job brought me to St. Louis from Decatur IL and my phone blew up all night with coworkers (my employees actually) just talking massive shit and then the minute we scored they all simultaneously texted that we had somehow cheated to score. This is why they must not be allowed to lift the Cup. This is why no matter what happens to us in the playoffs someone must take them down. Fucking ass clowns. I think we can beat Nashville and get our o clicking again and then get Patty back for round 2 but it is far from a sure thing.

  • Meh

    HOT. GARBAGE.

    “More”

  • Jim

    Night played out exactly as I’d hoped. Fun hockey fan night. Very close to a Blues/Wild first round (in the event the Hawks get by the Preds, we only have to face one of them, and they will likely be hurting.). Kings are gone. Bruins are almost gone. Nicely scripted. Preds are a tough team (just trying to be nice here, the Hawks will take them down in 6)

  • Driller

    Hey Sam you turning into a beat guy? Toews hadn’t been on the PK the last three games and no analysis by the CI? That’s expected from the Trib and Sun Times!

    • WookRN

      I’m (and I could be off base here) going with the idea that he’s been off, playing a step slow, we can’t sit him with Kane out, we need points, and that’s the only way to limit his minutes?

      • Lionel Hutz

        Q confirmed that yesterday before the game. He is just trying to cut his work load down a little.

  • Hockey Newbie

    I imagine this is doubly tough on Titan as both his “teams” lost tonight, what with the Kings going down in flames. Just kidding TT …