Phoenix Coyotes

Partick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Marian Hossa #81, Brent Seabrook #7 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Toews second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Demanding Pre-Olympic Road Trip Will Test Blackhawks

They face nine games prior to the Olympic break, and eight of them are on the road — including games at Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.

670 The Score–01/22/2014

Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Is the Blackhawks-Canucks Rivalry Losing Steam?

In the NHL (and most other sports), rivalries are grown and cultivated by playoff series.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks Need To Hold Torres Accountable — Legally

When the Blackhawks face the Coyotes in Phoenix Thursday night, they’ll once again be facing the man that has become public enemy No. 1 in Chicago: Raffi Torres.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

Marian Hossa lays on the ice after getting hit by Raffi Torres. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hossa Says Torres Contacted Him After Hit, But ‘Conversation Was Pretty Quick’

Raffi Torres, who is currently appealing a 25-game suspension, reached out to Marian Hossa about a week after he delivered the illegal hit that knocked the Blackhawks’ winger out for the rest of the series.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Torres To Appeal 25-Game Suspension For Hossa Hit

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres and the NHLPA will appeal the 25-game suspension he received for his hit that knocked Marian Hossa out of the playoffs.

670 The Score–05/03/2012

Stan Bowman

Hanley: What Now For Blackhawks?

Though many fans would want anyone but Stan Bowman doing the fixing, the guess here is that president John McDonough will give his general manager one more try and righting the Hawks wayward ship.

670 The Score–04/24/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Go Flat Line In Playoff Failure Against Coyotes

The Blackhawks should not go patting themselves on the back or giving themselves any points because they lost to a formidable opponent. It was a lost and ho-hum season.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks battles for the puck with Kyle Chipchura  of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Series Loss To Phoenix Encapsulates ‘Hawks Season

When you look back on it, the 2011-2012 Blackhawks season was a pretty forgettable one.

670 The Score–04/24/2012

Stan Bowman. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hoge: Pressure Is On Stan Bowman Now

Whether the captain was directing a telling postgame comment towards Stan Bowman or not, Blackhawks fans will hope the general manger catches wind of Toews’ message and takes action.

04/24/2012

Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Shaw Returns Just In Time For Blackhawks

So what does Shaw’s return mean for the Hawks?

670 The Score–04/23/2012

Marian Hossa lays on the ice after getting hit by Raffi Torres. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Video: Brendan Shanahan Explains Raffi Torres’ 25 Game Suspension

Brendan Shanahan explains why Raffi Torres got a 25-game suspension for his hit on Marian Hossa.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2012

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Raffi Torres Suspended 25 Games

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended 25 games for his hit Tuesday night on Marian Hossa that resulted in the Blackhawks winger getting carried off the ice on a stretcher.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2012

Daymond Langkow #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates between Jonathan Toews #19 and Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Olczyk: Not Surpised ‘Hawks Are Down

The series will now shift to Phoenix where the ‘Hawks must win to stay alive. The deficit, however, isn’t a shock to one Blackhawks expert.

04/20/2012

Mike Smith is attended to by trainers after getting hit by Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McNeil In Tribune: Coyotes’ Mike Smith Is ‘Undeniable MVP’

670 The Score’s Dan McNeil says in the Chicago Tribune that the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes will go seven games, “if the Hawks can rally.”

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Mikkel Boedker celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Hoge: Coyotes Find Ways To Win Despite Awkward Situation In Desert

The Coyotes are league owned and constantly battle rumors and reports of the team moving out of Glendale, Ariz.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Raffi Torres collides with Dylan Olsen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Silverman: Torres Incident An Example Of NHL’s Nasty Season

Playoff hockey is supposed to be about speed, play-making and memorable goals.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Marian Hossa. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Retaliation Not The Answer For Hawks

The Blackhawks would be wise to leave revenge to the powers that be. Not only is violence, physicality, and goonery not their game, but they can’t afford to get in to an “eye for an eye” situation.

670 The Score–04/19/2012

Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

Blackhawks Hope To Even The Score After Brutal Hit

The Blackhawks are hoping to even the score in more ways than one in Game 4 against the Phoenix Coyotes at the United Center Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Raffi Torres. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Raffi Torres Suspended Indefinitely, Will Have In-Person Hearing Friday

Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely for his hit on Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Tyson Nash. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coyotes TV Analyst Says Torres’ Hit Is ‘As Clean As You’re Going To Get’

Phoenix TV analyst Tyson Nash amazingly said “that is as clean of a hit as you are going to get.” Then, after many replays, Nash reiterates, “I don’t have a problem with this.”

670 The Score–04/18/2012

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