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McClure

  • joined Jan 27, 2009
  • last login Mar 18, 2013
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Matt McClure of The Committed Indian

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago White Sox
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
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Hawks 5, BJ's 2 - Post Game Thread

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If you're avoiding amateur night out there, entertain yourself and discuss a more difficult than necessary Hawks win over the Jackets here. I'll be back whenever I damn well please tomorrow for a...

Breath, Blood, or Urine? - Hawks 2, Ducks 2 (Hawks win at Tecmo Bowl)

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A recap of the Hawks 3-2 shootout win over the ducks.

Triple Fast Action - Hawks 3, Avs 1

143

A recap of the Hawks 3-1 win over the Avalanche

Is That Some Kind Of Eastern Thing? - Hawks 2, Bruins 2 (B's Win Goldeneye Tournament)

133

A recap of the Hawks shoot out loss to the Bruins.

Return Of The... - Stars 2, Hawks 1

201

A recap of the Hawks 2-1 loss in Dallas in the opener.

A Palantir Is A Dangerous Tool - Soothsayings From McClure For The 2011-2012 Season

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McClure's 2011-2012 woefully inaccurate and uninformed predictions.

Sorry To Keep You Waiting - Caps 4, Hawks 1

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A recap of the Hawks 4-1 loss to the Capitals in their last regular season game.

Hawks at Caps Pre-Season Game Thread.

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The realness comes soon.   Hawks Roster: FORWARDS 29 Bickell 15 Brunette 13 Carcillo 67 Frolik 39 Hayes 81 Hossa 88 Kane 16 Kruger 72 LeBlanc 22 Mayers 85 Olesz 37 Pirri DEFENSE 4 Hjalmarsson...

Dancing Through The Mine Field - Hawks 4, Scum 3

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A brief recap of the Hawks pre season win over Scum

Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks - Oilers 4, Hawks 2

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Observations from the preseason opener.

Power To The People: Second City Hockey's 2011-2012 Season Preview - Crow's Nest

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The first installment of our season preview where the people are given answers to what their concerns are for the upcoming Hawks season. First up - Corey Crawford's Potential Sophomore Slump

Fire Down Below: Hawks Sign Segal

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A quick look at the Hawks signing of Brandon Segal (no relation).

Salary Cap to increase to $64 Million

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It's now official. The cap is going up even more than the high end estimates we had heard, which is obviously good news for the Hawks, as well as some other cap-humping competitors. The real interesting caveat is that the floor is now $48 million, which means some thrifty teams (paging Uncle Dale) will likely have to toss around some real bad paper in order to reach it. Have fun at CapGeek everyone.

Second City Hockey's Puck Daddy Canucks Eulogy

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From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you for keeping the Cup away from those awful Canuck dickbags (the team and the rioters, not the good folks at Nucks Misconduct), sparing the Hawks from having to be etched in eternity next to them. It was well earned, and congratulations.

2010 - 2011 Braintrust Evaluations: Joel Quenneville

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Grading out the coaching performance of the mustachioed and dapper Joel Quenneville.

Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Thread

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What  better way to spoil a perfectly good Saturday night than getting yourself irritated at a game on television that the Hawks aren't involved in, or by having to deal with Nucks Misconduct...

2010 - 2011 Player Evaluations: Patrick Sharp

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A thorough examination of the Hawks sinfully attractive Patrick Sharp.

Hockey Returns To Winnipeg

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It's all over but the press conference. Let the "Toews To The 'Peg" rumors for 2015 start now. Eklund already has it as an E4.

2010 - 2011 Player Evaluations: Tomas Kopecky

234

Report card for our helmetless friend, TomoKop.

Western Conference Finals Game 4 Thread

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So The Rapture didn't happen, which means one of these festering boils on the sport of hockey has to win this series, even if they've BOTH managed to blow a 3-games-to-none series lead THIS SEASON....

Corey Crawford Gets A 3-Year Extension

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The Hawks lock up their goalie.

2010 - 2011 Player Evaluations: Ryan Johnson

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Grading out Hawks "redemption story" Ryan Johnson.

2010-2011 Player Evaluations: Fernando Pisani

165

Grading out The Pope-Ah's visit to Chicago for the 2010-2011 season.

Derek Boogaard Found Dead

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A bit of shocking news this evening, as Michael Russo is reporting that noted pugilist Derek Boogaard has been found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by his family today. He was 28. No word yet on a cause, but out of respect, let's reserve speculation just yet in the thread. By all accounts, as is usually the case, in contrast to his on-ice tough guy role, Boogaard was an absolute prince off the ice. Our thoughts go out to his immediate, Ranger, and Wild families.

Brouwer Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

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This one seems fairly obvious after the face-plant Brouw took in the Montreal game, but multiple outlets are confirming that Troy Brouwer has undergone successful surgery on his right shoulder to repair what's being called a "labral tear", though his recovery timetable hasn't been stated yet.

2010-2011 Player Evaluations: Duncan Keith

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Grading out the disaster that was Duncan Keith's 2010-2011 season

Conference Semis Weekend Open Thread

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By the end of the weekend the conference finals matchups could very well be set, with San Jose and Boston having opportunities to sweep Scum and the Flyers respectively, and the Canucks looking for...

2010-2011 Player Evaluations: Niklas Hjalmarsson

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Our report card for Niklas Hjalmarsson, a curious case in regression.

Chris Campoli Has Knee Surgery

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It's not surprising that in the post-mortem of the 2011 Blackhawks season that there would be injuries that were long-hidden finally tended to. What is surprising is that the first of which is Chris Campoli, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, an injury those who have suffered through it can vouch for being pretty damn uncomfortable. It's a relatively minor procedure, and Campoli should be able to recuperate enough in time for regular pre-season work outs, but one might speculate that this would lower his RFA return cost ever so slightly, and every ruble still counts. While it doesn't excuse his death knell turnover in Game 7's OT, he can certainly be commended for playing through it at a (mostly) competent level.

2010-2011 Player Evaluations: Nick Leddy

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Our report card for rookie defenseman Nick Leddy.

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