Thursday, April 3, 2008

Funny Short Film

I Won!!!

About a few months ago, I participated on an online survey (a legitimate one) with free tickets giveaway to the USHL's Indiana Ice game. So naturally, I did, and totally forgot about it until today. Coming home, my husband got to the mail box and grabbed the mail and gave me a letter. I looked at the return address and felt it was familiar, but didn't know. I opened it up and...I won free tickets to Saturday's Indiana Ice game at Conseco Fieldhouse. Good tickets too! Wow! I rarely win anything, and wasn't expecting this. It is the last game of the (outstanding) regular season for the Ice. Finally I'll be going to a hockey game this season. (Oh, yeh, and it's against the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets).

More Blackhawks Stuff

An interesting bit about one of my favorite Blackhawks, Big Buff, Dustin Byfuglien.

Size of Byfuglien's Heart Matters Most

All Blackhawks games to be televised next season

Owner Rocky Wirtz & President John McDonough announced yesterday that all Chicago Blackhawks games will be televised next season in HD. The vast majority will be aired on the regional sports station Comcast SportsNet Chicago, while about twenty will be aired on Chicago Superstation WGN. Any remaining games will be televised with other NHL partner stations (I guess that means Versus). Details are still be to worked out.

This is fantastic news. Previously, only the away games were shown on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. This year, with the passing of Bill Wirtz and the ascent of Rocky Wirtz, they began airing a select number of home games. Originally they planned on airing around 10, but they had began airing a few more in the final weeks of the season (one's with "playoff implications," the last one being tonight against Detroit) that was not in the original plan. This will be the first time since the 70's that WGN has shown any Blackhawks games.

A lot has changed for the Blackhawks this season, which is great. They have a fantastic young team that I'm sure will only get better and will be a hoot to watch further down the road, if not already. Even though I am a Blue Jackets fan, it has been really exciting watching the 'Hawks this season on TV. It will be even more exciting next season, I'm sure.

Yes, it is odd that the previous culture of Blackhawks management resisted so long airing the games for all to see. An interesting quote from the Chicago Tribune:

"For most franchises, televising games is as elemental as selling watered-down beer. But in the Blackhawks' case, this was the fall of the Berlin Wall."

Just hope that the 'Bulin wall remains standing :)

Blackhawks Press Conference Part 1

Blackhawks Press Conference Part 2

Detroit @ Chicago Live Blog 1st Period

Honorary puck drop by Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks (he's the man of the town this week).

Detroit has been extremely rough at the beginning. Many cheap shots against the 'Hawks by Chelios & Rafalski. Chicago scores within 6 minutes of the period during a 5 on 3 power play in favor of the 'Hawks.

Another Blackhawks goal shortly after. Faceoff and went in. Jordan Hendry had his first NHL goal of his career.

7:52, 3-0 Blackhawks. Looks like Robert Lang on this goal. What is wrong with Detroit this evening? Being complacent? Goalie change already. Hasek is out, Osgood is in.

14:20, Zetterburg just scored from 50 feet away, 3-1.

I apologize for only doing a period of game, but I need to finish up my time on the 'net.