The Blackhawks games you can feel pretty okay with missing or only half-watching if you have other things to do, like wrapping presents or folding laundry. Note: This includes a lot of Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars games.
Saying goodbye (and good riddance) to Daniel Carcillo, one weird guy who did some dumbass shit.
Kyle Beach getting re-signed for a one-year deal.
The Blackhawks signing DrewLeBLAHLeBlanc, Theo Peckham, and Mike Kostka. I’m sure they’ll make fine Rockford IceHogs.
Blackhawks players who we think are locks for their respective countries’ teams in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. We also talk about the rumor that Corey Crawford has been invited to Team Canada’s camp.
The new NHL division names, or why “Metropolitan Division” is a really stupid name.
Dustin Brown getting re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings, and the Blackhawks’ role in this.
Matt Duchene getting re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche.
Some other re-signings, along with discussing the guys who are still out there, including Jaromir Jagr and Tim Thomas.
Calling out two dumbass commentators who posted stupid shit on our YouTube live feed of this podcast, because fuck those guys.
Question for the week: Send us questions about the Blackhawks so we ) can answer them while drunkenly attempting to podcast on Friday night at the Blackhawks Convention.
So… there wasn’t a Second Balcony Breakdown last week. We explain why at the beginning of the podcast, but to sum it up: technology hated us. But now we’re back and better(?) than ever! Topics include:
The Anaheim Ducks–Detroit Red Wings game — mostly because Teemu Selanne got a game misconduct(!?)
The Chicago Blackhawks games against the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks
Feeling sorry for Patrick Kane
Michael Frolik on the top line tonight, and why the Blackhawks can’t have nice things
Brenden Morrow going to the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is an excuse to laugh at the Dallas Stars
What the Blackhawks could give up to get Jarome Iginla
Other goings-on around the NHL
The Line Cocktail this week, which is completely accurate
This week’s question: Do you have any questions for us? If so, what are they? Please send us something, or else I will be forced to make up questions. No one wants this.
After last night’s game, Jonathan Toews said that he’s running out of words to describe the streak the Chicago Blackhawks are on.
Well, guess what, Toews? So am I!
Unfortunately for me, I’m supposed to come up with words… but I’m taking the night off. See, instead of me describing what happened in the game against the Minnesota Wild, I’m going to let you, the audience, do it using the power of Mad Libs! I’ll provide a list of words you’ll need, and then after you fill in the blanks, you can go on and read your recap.
(This update is coming about twelve hours later than I would’ve liked, thanks to a migraine wrecking my shit for a day. Bear with me.)
Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks have broken the record for longest streak without a regulation loss in the NHL. (The previous team who held the record was the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks. They would go on to win the Stanley Cup. No pressure or anything, Blackhawks.) One day, this streak will end, and the meatballs will scream about it to the high heavens. But let’s just enjoy it for a little bit, shall we?
Special thanks goes to the San Jose Sharks, who accounted for three of those 14 wins, including last night’s. See you next season, you teal-encrusted fishmongers.
Injury report:Daniel Carcillo will be out until late February at the earliest with a knee injury. For the Ducks, defenseman Cam Fowler is still on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury. Goaltender Jonas Hiller will sit after leaving Friday’s game against the Dallas Stars with a lower-body injury. (NHL.com)
Sorry about the brevity of this article. I am literally running around to get out of the door for the game as I type this.