• Icdws

    Boys get beat up. Big teams make hawks look very small. This could get ugly.

    • TitanTransistor

      I dont think size is the issue so much as a lack of professionalism and Urgency

  • Bob Lanz

    Thank goodness Shaw is back at center cause that’s what we been missing.

    #sarcasm’d

    • WookRN

      Agreed. I actually really like Shaw. On low line wing.

    • Icdws

      I heard that too. What a tool

  • WookRN

    Smacking Shaw in the face. Byfuglin’s a Bitch.

    • Icdws

      Did you see him crush TT repeatedly? TT not going to his side of the building after the period break

      • WookRN

        Yeah. at least one was questionably interference. But yeah

  • To Saad be the glory

    Shaw looks at Buff coming out of the box after scoring and says “Thanks Buff” . That’s classic lol

    • D_Smith

      I noticed that too, that was great.

  • Icdws

    Not a big shaw guy, but draw a penalty score a pp goal

  • All is good after the first. So, lets back off the ledge for a while!

    • WookRN

      I think as long as they stay on point. Can’t let off the throttle…

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Very entertaining, fast paced game. Playoff feel.

    WPG is outmuscling the Hawks big time. The size difference is obvious here.

  • TitanTransistor

    Sam was right.

    This team is finished.

  • wreckinball

    They suck!

  • Icdws

    Odduya is playing much better since his return. That was two nice plays leading to the goal.

  • TitanTransistor

    I have never seen a worse PK performance than the one Kris Versteeg just gave.

    • To Saad be the glory

      Considering Vermette would be ideal as a pk regular if nothing else it makes it even worse.

  • Hockey

    Why does Versteeg get to play? He and Bickell are utterly useless, disgustingly ineffective wastes of space on this team. Q should have his head examined for dressing Versteed and Scotty should beat Stanbo for signing him. Pathetic.

  • TitanTransistor

    Kris Versteeg on the PK instead of Vermette, who’s only been doing it his entire career.

    Joel Quenneville is a braindead fucking moron.

  • Things could be a shitload worse, hang in there HAWKS!

  • Harshboy

    This is men against boys. The days when small and fast trump big and fast are over!

    • Icdws

      That was last years lesson in loss to the kings. They did nothing to field a team to beat bigger faster.

  • Harshboy

    No wonder the Hawks don’t check. Lay out one guy on a good hit and they call it “elbowing”. Pathetic. Great hit Nick. Thank you. At least that was something worth spilling your beer over.

    • Oldfarthawkfan

      I am watching on stream with the Winnipeg announcers. They even said it was a horrible call

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    Saad should be sitting for bailing out and not taking a hit to make a play on the Jets second goal. And he is one of the Hawks bigger players. This isn’t the first time this year that has happened either. There is no fancy stat for heart.

  • Brandon Murray

    The minute the penalty was called with 2:20 left in the period I knew Jets would score. With Winnipeg only 4 points behind and LA only 6, I’m wondering (and actually a little afraid) that we won’t make the playoffs. I haven’t felt this way all year but it feels like a legitimate fear right now. Oh and Wheeler shoving and talking shit after the last PP goal was a bitch move. This team hasn’t made the playoffs since being in Winnipeg and when they get dusted out of round 1 I’ll be looking for Wheeler’s twitter feed to let him know he is a bitch.

  • seabsrat

    Was that the softest hooking call you’ve ever seen or is it just me?

  • TitanTransistor

    Saad at C.

    Joel Quenneville’s brain no longer functions.

  • WookRN

    Watching on a shitty feed (can’t get WGN here). Was that a holding the stick as bad as it looked with Richards (not holding?)

  • TitanTransistor

    Please Q, keep juggling. You’re such a master of it after all, and it’s helped your players so much.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Hey Q,here’s a line combo for ya,20,19,81. Try that one once,it might work,ya never know!

    • seabsrat

      Poor Saad stuck with Bickell and Shaw. Effectively nullifying each player’s assets.

  • seabsrat

    About time we capitalize on an opportunity in this game.

  • TitanTransistor

    Did Sharp just score? Or did I fall asleep without realizing it? Cause it seems like something more likely to occur in a dream.

  • TitanTransistor

    At this point, if this team could just hold on for an extra point, I’d take it as a sign of progress.

  • WookRN

    BIIIGGGG goal for Sharp.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Hey,I know!! Put 80 with 29 and 23.I’ve even got a nickname for the new combination already. It’s called “the 4th line” Kinda catchy isn’t it?!

    • TitanTransistor

      Vermette is +2 with an A tonight, I don’t think he should be punished by having to play with Versteeg.

      • To Saad be the glory

        True enough. Sadly my sarcasm shows no bounds tonight.

  • TitanTransistor

    Getting outshot roughly 2:1. Again. I remember when the Hawks used to control play. That was fun.

    • TitanTransistor

      They’ve improved to only being outshot 3:2. Progress!

  • To Saad be the glory

    Teuvo shoots the puck at the net all the time,what a noob. Er,wait…….

  • Why

    Can someone please explain Versteeg’s role on this team? And why he continues to get ice time?

    • CoolTalk

      Controlled the puck behind the net, didn’t waste a blind erratic shot and stick handled through a jungle to keep the possession alive on the GW goal. Maybe that’s part of it.

      • Oldfarthawkfan

        CLASSIC!!!,

      • TitanTransistor

        Also, he does a fantastic impressionist dance number on the PK. Very evocative stuff. Not particularly effective, but certainly subversive and artful.

  • WookRN

    WWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKK call.

    • seabsrat

      The officiating has gotten it wrong going both ways a lot tonight.

      • WookRN

        Yeah. I generally give a LOT of credit to the officials. I get pissed about a bad call, see the replay and realize I’M wrong… but tonight, just bad calls…

        • seabsrat

          Yeah, I totally agree. Some of the best referees in sports, but they have off nights just like our favorite team does.

          I’m just glad we got 2 points with the GWG from THE WINNIPEG NATIVE!!!!!

  • TitanTransistor

    Michael. Fucking. Rozsival.

  • seabsrat

    THE WINNIPEG NATIVE

  • TitanTransistor

    Ok, that’s a pretty cool ending.

    • Guest

      Can’t wait to hear all your points on how we shouldn’t have won and who looked terrible, etc, etc…

      • WookRN

        No. He usually just turtles and waits for us to lose.

        • Cip

          Sounds like you’ve got TT pegged.

          • WookRN

            😉

        • TitanTransistor

          I’m happy regular season wins excite you so.

          Those of us who are a little more concerned with things like sustained playoff success will be over here pointing out the clear issues that might impede such success.

          You do whatever you need to do over there, and give us a shot when you need us to call your mom to come pick you up.

          • WookRN

            LOOK OUT GUYS! The troll is out from his hiding spot and pretending he’s the mature one!

          • TitanTransistor

            Points out issues with the Blackhawks play = trolling.

            K. You’re funny. Your stupidity amuses me. I’m going to guess you’re…. 12?

          • Guest

            You don’t point out issues with the Blackhawks play. you tell us how much Q sucks and how we trade away talent and the team sucks, etc, etc. And if you do point out issues with play, it’s never followed with a “but this is how we could fix it” or “I’d like to see them try…” It’s just complaining and bitching from you. All the time. It’s getting old.

          • TitanTransistor

            Fascinating, Guest. Thanks for that input.

            I’ll just file it away somewhere in case somebody that cares stops by and is interested.

            But please keep on stopping by.

          • Guest

            I’ve been stopping by since the ’09 playoffs against the Canucks. So, don’t worry, I’ll still be here. But please, don’t accept any criticism and keep being the most negative poster I’ve seen here.

            I’m out for now, but I’m sure I’ll see you complaining tomorrow, win or lose.

          • TitanTransistor

            With no linkable name or post history.

            Interesting.

            Cya round.

          • Guest

            “give us a shot when you need us to call your mom to come pick you up…”

            Is that an example of your “honest, detached assessments of performance and a realist mindset” you mentioned the other day? Or are you just mad that the Hawks won and it’s going to prevent you from a little more complaining you could’ve done?

            The Hawks could win the cup in 6 games and you’d be the guy bitching that they didn’t win it in 4. I bet you’re fun at parties.

          • TitanTransistor

            “honest, detached assessments of performance and a realist mindset” was in reference to the Blackhawks.

            I don’t mind mocking random idiot posters that take the first shot.

          • WookRN

            Guessing he doesn’t get invited to a lot of parties… just a guess.

          • TitanTransistor

            And for the record, no, I wouldn’t complain if the Hawks won the cup in 6 games.

            But I’d be willing to point out if they were playing like shit over the course of said series. Because mindless fanboy nonsense along the lines of ‘yay, Blackhawks are awesome, everything they do is awesome, nothing they ever do is not awesome’ is not really my thing.

          • Guest

            Not being a mindless fanboy, there are issues. I agree with you on that. But you’re constantly harping on it and telling us every post that Q sucks, is braindead, etc – All of your posts are negative. You never have anything good to say and you’ve been saying the team is finished since January. It’s just getting old.

          • WookRN

            Of note… he makes your mom jokes and WE’RE idiots.

      • TitanTransistor

        We were outshot and outplayed. Glad to be back in the top 3 in the division, but let’s not kid ourselves and think that a similar effort tomorrow would end in anything other than the brutal domination of the Hawks by the Kings.

        • ballyb11

          You are on drugs. They got outshot

          They were not outplayed.

  • WookRN

    CAPTAIN!!!

  • WookRN

    How about that… some give a fuck from the boys in the indian heads….

  • DJ

    TAZER YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!!!

  • Harshboy

    Gutsy win boys. Showed some pride.

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    Simon says take one step back from the ledge Hawk fans

  • Brandon Murray

    Every fan in Winnipeg about 10 minutes ago: “Craaaawwwwffffoooorrrrdddd”

    Every fan in Winnipeg right now: “waaaaaaaahhhshhhh”

    For as much of a roller coaster as we go on and as much shit as we have given this team, I have to say they will not stop fighting. That was a gutsy win. It looked awful at times, but it’s 2 points over LA, WPG, and a critical 2 points in a game we had in hand on STL and Minny.

    Hell motherf#@king yeah. Let’s Go Hawks!

    • WookRN

      ABSOLUTELY ugly game. We got out shot, minutes at a time being crushed on possession. But, we did come out on top. LETS GO HAWKS!

  • WookRN

    FWIW, I was listening to the Winnipeg feed. Those guys have a lot of respect for Chicago and the players we had to give up to them from the cap. (Byfuglin be damned, he’s an unguided bulldozer, but Ladd is AWESOME, and I miss Fro.)

    • The Hull With It

      Agree with every point stated. Isn’t it wonderful that there is an away team feed and you can skip listening to that shrill idiot Pat F***ing Foley?

  • HawkIPA

    you had to be encouraged by that 3rd period response from the Hawks in that atmosphere. On to LA.

    • WookRN

      RIGHT! They came out and did what needed done.