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Blackhawks start annual circus trip with game vs Flames

The Blackhawks (10-7-1) are starting off their ten-day annual "Circus trip" tonight with a game versus the Calgary Flames.

Historically, the late November swing - nicknamed the "circus" trip becuase of the circus which sets up shop at the United Center for two weeks, forcing both the Blackhawks and Bulls out on the road - has been a bonding experience for the team, both off and on the ice. The Blackhawks have been 17-7-1 during their past four circus trips.

Calgary has been a pleasant surprise among the Western teams so far this season, going 12-6-2 (26 points) to date, which puts them third in the Pacific, ahead of both the Kings (24 points) and ...

Hawks welcome Calgary to United Center

After a long weekend off, the Hawks will face the Calgary Flames at home on Wednesday.  This contest marks the return of Brandon Bollig to the United Center for the first time since he was traded in the off-season for a third round pick.

 

The Flames have been busy in the beginning of the season, playing four games in comparison to the Hawks’ two.  Tonight is their second game in a back-to-back series, as they defeated Nashville in the shootout yesterda...

Early 2012-13 Hobey Baker Award Big Board

 

 

Last year Minnesota-Duluth Senior Jack Connolly became the fifth Bulldog to win the Hobey Baker Award, rising above a group of very talented hockey players. Although he did not run away with the award, the fact that there were a number of worthy potential winners means only good things for the talent level in college hockey. This year is no different: there are a few players who first come to mind when thinking of potential Hobey winners, but no one favorite. But even though there is no favorite, there still needs to be a Big Board. Here is the first look at the leading contenders for college hockey's player of the year, the Hobey Baker Award:(no...