Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Blackhawks tickets’

Canucks vs Blackhawks Rivalry Continues

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Blackhawks_Canucks

Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks return from a five game road trip to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks kicked off their Western Road trip with a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers and will be facing off against the Calgary Flames this evening.

The Blackhawks’ team that the Canucks will face on Saturday has experienced significant reshuffling since last year. Almost half their team were not on the roster for last year’s win. Salary cap limitations forced the loss of impact players such as big man Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, and goal tender Antti Niemi. (more…)

NHL to Investigate Luongo and three Other Contracts

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Canucks Roberto Luongo's contract will be reviewed by the NHL

Canucks Roberto Luongo's contract will be reviewed by the NHL

On Monday, NHL arbitrator Richard Block deemed the NHL was justified in rejecting Ilya Kovalchuck’s 17 year $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

In the aftermath, there has been significant discussion about other, similar front-loaded and the NHL has stated that other controversial contracts will be up for review. Long term deals that continue paying high salaries long after a players peak performance years are becoming more and more popular in the NHL as a way to circumvent the league’s salary cap.

Specifically named in Block’s report have been: Vancouver Canucks Robert Luongo, Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa, Philadelphia Flyers Chris Pronger and Boston Bruin‘s Marc Savard.

Mike Gillis, Vancouver Canucks‘ general manager has said that the league will (more…)

Gearing Up for the Stanley Cup Finals

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup

It’s every hockey fan’s favorite time of year. Fans all over are glued to their televisions, watching the lead up to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Commentators and critics are analyzing team and player statistics, and offering a deep and diverse array of obscure facts and strong opinions about who will take home the great cup. Tomorrow marks day one of the real battle to the cup.

Young hockey players everywhere dream of getting the chance to hold the cup above their heads, or as Kris Versteeg of the Philadelphia Flyers put it, “I’ve played for this thing a thousand times on the streets.”

Those playing for Lord Stanley’s mug this week have already played an 82 game regular season, and have skated every other day for the past month of post-season in preparation for the championship.

They have battled through injuries, sickness and fatigue, all of which will be forgotten when they begin the fight of their lives on Saturday.

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