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Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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By Sam Fels

Crawford Messy as Oilers Slip Up Hawks

Crawford Messy as Oilers Slip Up Hawks

After giving up nine the last time they were in Edmonton, the Hawks backed that up in their return trip Thursday by giving up eight. What is more worrisome is that the Hawks may be at the end of the game with... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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By Sam Fels

Why a 3-1 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad

Why a 3-1 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad

Maybe everyone isn't panicking, or upset or getting very antsy. But it sure feels that way. Well, don't. The Hawks actually put forth a fine effort Tuesday night without two of their most important players... Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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By Sam Fels

Blackhawks Blister Sabres 6-2

Blackhawks Blister Sabres 6-2

The NHL is no place to pass up an opportunity to kick a team while they're down. There's no room for sympathy, especially when you're caught up in a knife-fight-a-trois that is the Central Division and every... Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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By Sam Fels

Red Wings Overtake Hawks 3-2 in OT

Red Wings Overtake Hawks 3-2 in OT

Hawks fans can be forgiven for needing medication after watching this year's team. The Hawks aren't the projected car in the mud they were last year. Instead they demonstrate almost bi-polar qualities, making... Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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By Sam Fels

Hawks Improve to Beat Wild 5-2

Hawks Improve to Beat Wild 5-2

Whereas Tuesday's game against Columbus was just about grabbing two points after a mini-slide, Thursday's game against Minnesota was about slightly more. The Hawks improved on their orderly effort to get their... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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By Sam Fels

Hawks Outclass Jackets 5-2

Hawks Outclass Jackets 5-2

While some fans were grabbing torches and oil in preparation to set themselves on fire if the Hawks' four-game losing streak continued, most came to realize that a hockey season has dips and valleys, and this... Read »

Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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By Sam Fels

Hawks Lose Tight 3-2 Game Against Detroit

Hawks Lose Tight 3-2 Game Against Detroit

For a Hawks fan like me, when the blind rage dies down, we'll realize that a defensive effort like the one Sunday night will see the Hawks through this season quite well. We'll realize this is the point where... Read »

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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By Sam Fels

Why the Kings Blanked the Blackhawks

Why the Kings Blanked the Blackhawks

Hawks are OK but not good enough to beat superb Jonathan Quick. Quick had an answer for everything. And when he might not have, his defense did. This has always been the strength of the Kings, and it will be the... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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By Sam Fels

Hawks Slide Past Blue Jackets 4-1

Hawks Slide Past Blue Jackets 4-1

After four days off, fans feared the Hawks would have a tough time getting the legs going Monday against the Blue Jackets. The good news is that when you play the worst team in the league and you happen to have... Read »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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By Sam Fels

Hawks Slide Past Flames 4-2

Hawks Slide Past Flames 4-2

Some nights, as long as the Hawks pay attention to the tasks at hand, don't get cute and merely accomplish everything on the checklist, they will easily slide by some opponents. It'll never look like a real... Read »

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James Neveau James Neveau covers the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago. If you have an idea for a story, or want to share your thoughts on a post, you can email him at jamesneveau@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @jamesneveau.
Peggy Kusinski Peggy Kusinski joined the NBC5 sports team in 2000 as a sports reporter. She is also a contributor to NBC5's "Sports Sunday." A native Chicagoan from the northwest side, Kusinski was an all-city/all-state basketball player. She received her B.S. in Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and actually began her career in broadcasting as an intern for Warner Saunders right here at NBCChicago.com
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