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IceHogs Thursday: All Good Things Must Come to an End

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The final week of the 2013-14 AHL regular season saw the IceHogs play in 2 final contests with their playoff hopes barely alive. The IceHogs needed to win both games and get some help from other teams—mainly the Oklahoma City Barons—in order to make the post season.
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IceHogs Thursday: On a Roll

IceHogs winger Jeremy Morin recorded his first professional hat trick on Saturday night. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs winger Jeremy Morin recorded his first professional hat trick on Saturday night. In this particular photo, he is about to score his second goal of the night. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs hosted two games on Saturday and Sunday at the BMO Harris Bank Center to wrap up week 19 of the AHL schedule.

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IceHogs Thursday: Almost a Trifecta

Joakim Nordstrom has been playing very well for Rockford this season. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Joakim Nordstrom has been playing very well for Rockford this season. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Week 15 and the beginning of week 16 of the AHL schedule had the IceHogs playing on home ice for three contests. They took advantage and were able to earn 5 of 6 points at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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IceHogs Thursday: (Kind of) Improving

Defenseman Adam Clendening racked up 5 points in the past 4 games (1 G, 4 A). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Defenseman Adam Clendening racked up 5 points in the past 4 games (1 G, 4 A). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs finally snapped their losing skid during week 14 of the AHL schedule as they faced a 3-games-in-3-nights stint over the weekend. Unfortunately for the Hogs, week 15 didn’t start out as well as they would have liked.

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IceHogs Thursday: Week 12 Not Very Merry

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IceHogs center Drew LeBlanc was +1 and recorded 2 shots on goal this past weekend. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs had two games left on the slate before their Christmas break arrived and they were both very important games as they took on 2 Midwest Division opponents.

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IceHogs Thursday: 2 Points In 3 Games. Welp.

Jeremy Morin scored 2 goals in 2 games since he returned to the Rockford line-up. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Jeremy Morin scored 2 goals in 2 games since he returned to the Rockford line-up. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs closed out week 7 of the AHL season with back-to-back games. The Hogs were then slated to play a mid-week match-up against the Abbotsford Heat to kick off week 8.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs’ Hot Start Continues

Mark McNeill winds up for a shot--a shot which will turn into the game winning goal on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Mark McNeill winds up for a shot–a shot which will turn into the game winning goal on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs wrapped up week 4 of the AHL schedule with two games at the BMO Harris Bank Center this past weekend. The Hogs were riding on momentum from their 3 point Canada trip from earlier in the week into their contests with Charlotte and Texas on Saturday and Sunday.

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IceHogs Thursday: Monster Split

Brad Mills scored twice during the IceHogs' weekend set against Lake Erie (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Brad Mills scored twice during the IceHogs’ weekend set against Lake Erie. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Week 2 of the AHL 2013-14 schedule featured the IceHogs travelling to Cleveland to take on the Lake Erie Monsters on October 11th and 12th.  The Hogs swept all 4 games against the Monsters last season and they were looking to start off on the right foot to repeat the feat.

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IceHogs Thursday: Hogs Leave Texas with 2 Points

Klas Dahlbeck tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday against Texas. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Klas Dahlbeck tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday against Texas. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The 2013-14 AHL season officially started for the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night as they rolled on down to Texas to take on San Antonio. In typical AHL fashion, the IceHogs were right back at it the next day as they took on the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Second Balcony Breakdown: Can-Miss Chicago Blackhawks Games

Also, Corey Crawford might be invited to Team Canada's preliminary camp?

Also, Corey Crawford might be invited to Team Canada’s preliminary camp?

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I spend the better part of the podcast tearing apart the Chicago Blackhawks2013-14 schedule.

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Other topics include:

  • 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 Drew LeBLAH LeBlanc, 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.
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.