On Sunday evening, members of the facebook group, “The Flock” joined forces to discuss the fallout from the 2013 NHL entry draft. We discussed the Seth Jones situation, the Vancouver bombshell, and the future, and so forth. Needless to say, it was a “happening.” With Free Agency Frenzy on our doorstep, this is a must listen for the for the fan’s, by the fan’s perspective on the future of the NHL.
Here is a look at whom the Chicago Blackhawks drafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and also any trades they may have partaken in during the draft.
Round – Pick – Player Chosen (position in brackets) – Nationality – Junior/Club/College Team
1 – 30 – Ryan Hartman (RW) – United States – Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
2 – 51 – Carl Dahlstrom (D) – Sweden – Linkoping J20 (SuperElit)
3 – 74 – John Hayden (C) – United States – USA U-18 (USHL)
4 – 111 – Robin Norell (D) – Sweden – Djurgarden J20 (SuperElit)
1 – 121 – Tyler Motte (C) – United States – USA U-18 (USHL)
5 – 134 – Luke Johnson (C) – United States – Lincoln Stars (USHL)
6 – 181 – Anthony Louis (C) – United States – USA U-18 (USHL)
7 – 211 – Robin Press (D) – Sweden – Sodertalje (HockeyAllvenskan)
Chicago Blackhawks acquire 2013 2nd Rd pick, 2013 4th Rd pick and 2014 4th Rd pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Dave Bolland (C)
Chicago Blackhawks acquire 2013 3Rd pick and 2013 5th Rd pick from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Michael Frolik (RW)
BoredHockeyFan.com congratulates the Chicago Blackhawks in winning the 2013 Stanley Cup, by defeating the Boston Bruins in 6 games.
After being behind by 2 games to 1, the Blackhawks win three straight, including two goals from Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland in 17 seconds of Game Six to clinch their second Stanley Cup in four years.
Patrick Kane, who scored the Cup winner against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010, walked away with the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. Kane finished with 19 points (9G, 10A), including nine points, in his final ten games.
The Chicago Blackhawks have had one of the best starts to not just an NHL season, but any sport. In their first 19 games, the Blackhawks have a record of 16-0-3. That’s 16 wins, and 3 losses all via the way of a shootout. They have not lost a single game in regulation thus far. Just three years off since their Stanley Cup victory, Chicago look poised to enter this year’s playoffs as the number one seed in the Western Conference, already amassing an 8 point advantage over the second placed Anaheim Ducks. The reason they have had such an amazing start is no coincedence. it all starts with their goaltending.
Corey Crawford, through the 11 games he has started, as a GAA of 1.5, and his back-up, Ray Emery has started 8 games with a GAA of 2.08 for a combined GAA of 1.79. When you’re conceding less than two goals a game, you should be at least winning more games than you are losing, especially when your opponents have only 34 goals past your goalies.
Patrick Kane on the other hand, is leading the way on offense, with 24 points in 19 games. Being helped along by the usual suspects of Marian Hossa (9G, 6A), Jonathan Toews (7G, 8A) and Patrick Sharp (4G, 11A), Chicago have a 4th best 3.1 goals per game, and with star defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook starting to find form, it seems that the streak could last a lot longer in Chi-Town.