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Friday, January 30, 2015

Puckin Hostile Shoutcast Number 20


In this Darren Kimble/Al Secord/ Mike Hudson 20th Episode of the Shoutcast, Gatekeeper and Pat get completely derailed several times as they add their thoughts on newest edition to the Puckin Hostile superfan club @harms_derek, the terrible All Star Game, a Blackhawks trade that happened while recording, adequate Rundblad, Gatekeeper's Florida trip, the Martin Brodeur retirement, Gorilla Salad suspension, live play by play of the Ducks getting their asses kicked by the Sharks, and much, much more.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Puckin Hostile Shoutcast Episode 19


The year starts with the Denis Arkhipov Episode of the Shoutcast.

Gatekeeper and Pat cover latest news, thoughts on superfan @jakeprough,Stuart Scott, CapGeek.com, Corey Crawford Meatballery, The Winter Classic, Coaching change in TOR, possible coaching change in MIN, All-Star Jerseys and much, much more.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blackhawks vs. Wild
4-1 Win Recap

"Blackest Crow"


by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks welcomed the Minnesota Wild into the United Center for their second meeting in four days. The Wild were still feeling the effects of the game in Minny-haha, and a thrashing by the Preds Saturday night.

You would not be able to guess based on the score, but the Blackhawks wee actually out shot for the first period 14-13. Some early sloppy play by the Wild had them in a very uncomfortable position (Not the back of a Volkswagon). A 2-0 lead, at home, going into the second period, is right were the Blackhawks should be.

In the opposite fashion of the first period, the Blackhawks started out a little slower but picked up the pace to out score the Wild 2-0 and out shoot them 14-12. $-0 heading into the third period, just how they drew it up.

The third period was just a mere formality, because it was clear that the Blackhawks had cemented a solid lead, and the Wild had given up. The only question was if the Blackhawks could maintain the shutout. As with most games Crawford plays in, it was not to be. Nonetheless, the Blackhawks came away with a win. A solid and convincing win.

The Good
  • Just over 4 minutes into the game and The Blackhawks were already up 1-0. The way the Hawks were swarming around the net, it was only a matter of time before they took the lead. The previous 3 shifts, the Hawks were buzzing the net. The combination of Saad, to Toews, to Hossa made it look easy.
  • Just a couple of minutes after the Hossa goal, the Richards/Bickell/Kane line pulled a similar play. Kane drew the goalie and a defender, which left Bickell wide open on the back door, and the first period wasn't even half over, ad the Hawks were up 2-0.
  • Brad Richards scored the 3rd Blackhawks goal of the game about halfway through the second period. This was a perfect time for the Hawks, because the Wild had the momentum. Kane led the rush and tried to take a shot, but it was blocked. The puck conveniently ended up on the stick of Richards, who had a lot of net to shoot at.
  • In the final minutes of the second period, a Marian Hossa defensive play turned into a Toews/Saad/Oduya 3-on-1. Toews tried to force the pass to Saad, and it was blocked by Spurgeon. The puck sat out in the high slot until Oduya was able to step up and tee off. Spurgeon blocked that shot too, but the momentum made the puck knuckle past a committed Backstrom. Ugly goal, but the Blackhawks are owed a few of those.
  • For the first time in his Blackhawks career, Teuvo Teravainen looked like an NHL player. He looked comfortable and was involved in some legitimate scoring chances. I cannot wait until he has full confidence.
  • While this isn't a true goalie win, Crawford had 36 saves, and the Blackhawks were out shot 37-35. Nothing to complain abut there.
  • The Blackhawks were dominant at the dots, winning 61%. Shaw was the Blackhawks leader, winning 8 of 10.
  • Shoutcast Tuesday night.
The Bad
  • The Hawks started out fast and furious, but they let the Wild take momentum through the second half of the first and first half of second periods.
  • Noted shithead Matt Cooke was the fortunate beneficiary of the 3rd pairing matchup, and picked up a fat rebound off Crawford's pad to break Crawford's shutout bid.
  • Four days off is usually a good thing, but just as the Blackhawks are getting hot again, they have to sit on their thumbs.

The Ugly
  • Nik Hjalmarsson got turned around like a top, by Jason Zucker, late in the second period, eventually taking a penalty, which then resulted in a penalty shot. Zucker shot wide, so all was forgotten, but not Hammer's best play.
The Lineblender
Saad-Toews-Hossa
Bickell-Richards-Kane
Sharp-Shaw-Teravainen
Carcillo-Kruger-Smith

Keith-Seabrook
Oduya-Hjalmarsson
Rundblad-Roszival


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Corey Crawford Meatball-Palooza

by Gatekeeper

So, How bout them Blackhawks, eh?

Last night, after seeing so people I highly respect as hockey players jump up Corey Crawford's puckered ass for a SHUT OUT LOSS, I decided to put some illustrations together. In said illustrations it is shown that while Crawford is not completely absolved of blame, the two goals he gave up in the first 1:17 of the game were landed more on the shoulders of the circus spectacle of players in front of him. Have a look for yourself, if you're that one person that hasn't seen them:





NOW... this is not to say that Crawford hasn't had shaky first periods. HE HAS. I have been critical of him on the last two Shoutcasts. He has not been the "pre-drunken concert" Corey Crawford. If you're going to feed me that "rebound control" horseshit, you're wrong. A wide open player has time to size you up, 12 feet out in the slot. He takes a shot low to your left. What is the ONLY thing you can do? Kick your pad out. Just so happens that there was a WIDE OPEN PLAYER standing there. Stand in net, in full gear, and take a 70mph shot, and TRY not to kick it out in that direction. IMPOSSIBLE! It's physics. He has a fraction of a second to drop down, kick the shot out (not to the wide fucking open guy). When he DOES kick it to MacKinnon, Crawford has to get back up and shuffle over to MacKinnon, AND STAY STANDING, because just simply sliding over would have still left the top shelf (peanut butter) exposed. Now, try this move...in real time...just on a floor. Again, IMPOSSIBLE! But because he makes $6 million Crawford is different. "No I'm sorry, Stan Bowman, I'm not worth $6 Million, please offer me less". Corey Crawford is NOT the entire reason this Blackhawks team is slumping slightly.

That being said, Teuvo Teravainen isn't the reason, either, but that is another meatball story for another meatball day.

My point last night was that, people are taking the easy out. Blame the goalie. Hey, every goal is really the goalie's fault, right? If he stopped 100% of the shots he faced?

This is not reality. It is as real as a player scoring on every shot he ever takes. None blocked. EVERY FUCKING SHOT. Kiss my hairy ass!

Anyone looking at these screenshots can see that the Blackhawks second defensive pair, specifically Johnny "Best Johnny on the Ice" Oduya, was having adventures in babysitting. AGAIN, this s not putting the loss solely on THEIR shoulders either. They had two bad shifts, back to back. Quenneville should have pulled them off after the first goal, but that didn't happen either.

Let's talk about another player that might have helped, Bryan Bickell. He had a chance to scoop a loose puck into a gaping net and pulled a Viktor Stalberg.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blackhawks vs Avalanche
2-0 Shutout Loss Recap

"Snowblind"


by Gatekeeper

How fitting was it that the Colorado Avalanche rolled into town Tuesday night after the first winter storm of the year. Lets get right into it...

The first period could not have started any worse. Not even two minutes in, and the Blackhawks were down 2 on 3 shots. Things calmed down and the Blackhawks actually out shot the Avs 17-10 when they hit the intermission. I don't even want to even break it down any more than that, because it wasn't worth acknowledging.

The Blackhawks did everything but score in the middle period. They put 21 shots on net and only allowed 5. Two failed powerplays probably would have helped, but they came away with nothing to show for their effort.

The Blackhawks third period was more of the same, as they out shot the Avs 16-8. They were still unable to break down the Varlomov barrier and ended up losing 2-0. Another opposing goalie stealing a game.

The Good
  • Pat, Eddie and everyone else kept talking about how shaky that Varlamov was, but he went out and made 54 saves en route to a shutout. That's not what you consider "shaky". If that is shaky, then I'll take a shaky goalie every night.
  • There is nothing good about getting shutout 2-0
The Bad
  • The Power Play has some early chances to chop the Avs lead up, but wasn't able to tally at all.
  • Marcus Kruger taking a penalty to negate a potential powerplay was pretty god damn stupid. Tyson Barrie's acting job was equally as brutal.
  • The Blackhawks attempted over NINETY shots, and scored on exactly ZERO
  • The Hawks were shitcanned at the dots, winning only 37%. The Captain led the way winning only 7 of 23.

The Ugly
  • Not even two minutes into the game, and the Blackhawks were already down 2-0. First, Oduya got walked by John Mitchell, who was left in the slot to size Crawford up. Not to fear, though, Crawford made the save. The rebound ended up on the stick of Nathan MacKinnon who buried it. Oduya was flat on the ice and Hjalmarsson was covering a non existent player in front of the net, which left MacKinnon wide open. Twenty four seconds later, Oduya got caught flat footed and Hjalmarsson wasn't able to cover up for him. Max Talbot and Nathan MacKinnon ended up on a 2-on-0 with Crawford, and the puck squirted under him after he made the initial stop. Not Crawford's fault, but he'll get the blame from all the idiot meatballs.
  • Midway through the third period the Blackhawks turned it over to Matt Duchene all alone in front of Crawford, and he couldn't get a shot off.
  • Just after the halfway point, Jon Toews not only took a penalty, but mouthed off to the official. This awarded him an extra 2 minutes in the box. Luckily the second half of the powerplay was negated by a stupid Avs too many men penalty.
  • I had the good fortune to miss most of the latter part of the first period with a 2 1/2 year old that couldn't control his incontinence. This was ironically and similarly fragrant to the Blackhawks, and Johnny Oduya's, opening 2 minutes.

The Lineblender
Saad-Toews-Hossa
Sharp-Richards-Kane
Shaw-Teravainen-Bickell
Smith-Kruger-Nordstrom

Keith-Seabrook
Oduya-Hjalmarsson
Rundblad-Roszival


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Winter Classic
Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals
3-2 Loss Recap

"White Wedding"


by Gatekeeper and @Patrick_Stankus

The Blackhawks traveled to the Nationals baseball Park in Washington DC, Thursday, for a shot at winning on one of the biggest stages the NHL has available, the 2015 Winter Classic. After much speculation, and a post warmups conversation on the ice with both teams, the NHL and players decided that the sunny weather was not enough of distraction to delay the start of the game. As a result, the puck was dropped at 12:20 PM, in sunny and warmer than expected Nationals Park.

The Blackhawks were out shot 8-7 and out scored 1-0 in the opening half of the first period. After the 10 minute mark, the team switched sides as to not give either an advantage with the glare and shadow issues. The Hawks were out shot 7-5 in the second half of the first, and each team had a goal. It looked like the shadows and glare would no longer be a factor for the rest of the game, so

The Blackhawks came out slow in the second period, but rebounded nicely to out shoot the Caps 13-7 and score the only goal of the period. There was action, but it was nothing like the first period.

The third period was more like the second, but the Caps were on the offensive. They out shot the Blackhawks 13-9, and scored the only goal very late, to win the game. Perfect way to kick off 2015.

The Good
  • The first Blackhawks goal was with about 6 minutes remaining in the first period. Just moments after the Caps Backstrom was whistled for a penalty, Patrick Sharp beat Holtby with a long clean shot from the blue line through an Andrew Shaw screen.
  • After the Blackhawks slow start to the second period, and about 3 minutes in, Toews, Hossa and Saad jumped on a loose puck behind the Caps net. The puck literally died right behind the Caps net and Hossa jumped on it. He kicked it out to El Capitan, who immediately shoveled it to Saad, and into a wide open net.
  • Crawford was not terrible, nor was he great. Saving 32 of 35 is admirable, but the last 2 goals were just so-so at best.
The Bad
  • The Caps took a 2-0 lead after the halfway point of the first period. The Caps caught the Hawks 3rd defensive pair out on the ice and neither Rundbland nor Rozsival could get a hold of a rebound in front of Crawford. Ovechkin swooped in buried the puck, putting the Blackhawks in an early hole.
  • Late in the first period, Backstrom and Ovechkin had a clean 2-on-1 and all Blackhawks fans started sweating. Luckily for the Hawks, Ovechkin forces an awful pass and they never even got a shot off.
  • The adequate Kris Versteeg was hurt blocking a shot early in the third period and went off the ice in distress. That could be ugly for him and throw the recent chemistry off a bit.

The Ugly
  • Big middle finger from Pat to AT&T U-Verse after he lost his service midway through the first period.
  • The camera angles were fucking terrible. NBC insisted on using the stupid robocam on the wire, and it was useless. Here are a few examples of the annoying, useless angles:


  • The first goal of the game, a 4-on-4 goal, was a pretty ugly for Brent Seabrook. He was unable to control a loaded grenade and the bouncing pass squirted past him. Eric Fehr was on the move and blew right past Seabrook, resulting in a breakaway. Fehr made a little backhand/forehand move and tucked the puck in around Crawford's leg.
  • We have talked about Corey Crawford and the fact that he has started slow in almost every game since coming back from his injury, and this one was no exception. Not only has he been starting slow, but the way he has been waving his glove at the puck is wasted effort. Something is up.
  • The Blackhawks came out in the second period and gave up two quality chances off the post. Not the ideal way to start after a bad first.
  • The Hawks blew a long 5-on-3 in the middle of the second period that could have blown the game wide open. Instead they used it as an opportunity to show just what Clown Shoes their powerplay is, at this point. Enjoy our pain, NHL.
  • The final goal of the game, and game winner, was scored with 12.9 seconds. If you wanted a storyline, this was it. Former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer was able get a hold of a loose puck, on the powerplay, after Ovechkin was stopped by a Brandon Saad Paul Bunyan impression, and surprise Crawford. This was all set up by a terrible hooking call against Jonny Toews. All that said, the Blackhawks had the 5-on-3, and 6 total powerplays. You knew a makeup call was coming.
  • Even after Versteeg went out hurt, Gorilla Salad only played THREE shifts. Why is this happening? It makes zero sense. It was equally annoying that he ran around in his first couple of shifts trying to start shit.
  • Who knew? Gavin DeGraw is not this guy

    I wanted to see the guy from the Love Boat sing.
The Lineblender
Saad-Toews-Hossa
Versteeg-Richards-Kane
Sharp-Shaw-Bickell
Carcillo-Kruger-Smith

Keith-Seabrook
Oduya-Hjalmarsson
Rundblad-Roszival


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