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No surprise: Blackhawks rule out Marian Hossa for Game 6

Apr 22, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

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If this were the regular season, Marian Hossa‘s absence from the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup would be flat-out understood. This is the playoffs, though, so it’s not (completely) crazy to wonder if he’d play despite logic arguing otherwise. Who knows if this might change as/if the postseason continues, but Chris Kuc reports that Hossa has been ruled out of Game 6.

In other lineup news, Kuc reports that Andrew Shaw will return to action, although it’s unclear who will be subbed out at this time.

The Blackhawks have fought through tough times without stars like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, so at least they’re used to rolling with the punches. Chances are, there won’t be a large margin of error whether they win or not.

  1. wisbadgers - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    I think the Hawks just woke up a sleeping bear. Seeing Smith get his head clipped (a no-call of course) and then get scored on in the 3rd, and then again in OT, I expect Smith to be on his head in Game 6. Series…Over.

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      What color is the sky in your world?

    • iamgoz - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      Either a Troll or an idiot. The head clip got a game misconduct and THEN a suspension.

  2. donttoewsmebro19 - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    wisbadgers ,Look this is why people like you should NOT post when you don’t know the facts or watched the series. First you say it was a NO CALL when smith flopped around like a fish out of water.Had you actually watched the game you would know that the blackhawks shaw got a 5 minute major in which the coyote’s scored once. shaw also got a game misconduct and also suspended 3 games. Does that really sound like a no call to you? Please watch the series before you post comments. Next time so you don’t look like a moron.

  3. sprtsfan1 - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Donttowesmebro, not a coyote fan by any means here. But I think they were talking about Leddy’s goal last night. He’s thinking that there should have been a goalie interference call instead of a goal. Regardless, Coyotes didn’t deserve to win last night or games 3 or 4 for that matter. Cheapie goals that no doubt should have been stopped in OT has lead to where we are today. The Coyotes boring style of hockey may get them this far, but it doesn’t win the cup. That being said, looks like a game seven would be great. Great for the Hawks because they would have won game six, and great for me because some idiot might actually keep the Coyotes in Glendale. At least if there’s a professional hockey team in Phoenix I can still see the Hawks twice a year. Signed: A Diehard Blackhawks fan living in Phoenix.

    • wisbadgers - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

      Donttowesmebro. Who’s the idiot now? Sprtsfan1 is dead on. I was talking about Leddy’s goal. If you don’t have the basic skill of understanding what you read, I think you’re better off going back getting your GED than commenting on a hockey page.
      I’ll look for your comments about “we need to revamp the Blackhawk organization” after Smith shuts down your team.
      And I think we all can agree that every goal in OT has been a cheapie goal. Especially both of Boddicker’s goals, however, a cheapie goal is still a goal…no matter how much it drives us hockey fans nuts.

      • iamgoz - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

        I’ll take back my idiot comment…I’ll stick by troll. With the huge head-shot/suspension out there, which did you think people would think you were talking about. Everyone deals with no calls (ask the Blackhawks) so deal with it and overcome it…if your team can.

  4. traveye99 - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    wisbadgers actually you just got bailed out by sportsfan1 because your comment clearly states that you felt the hit on Simth was a no call…either that or your Wisconsin education never taught you how to properly construct a thought int writing…also since you are such a Coyote fan you would think that you would know that it is Boedker who scored the 2 overtime goals in Chicago.

  5. comeonnowguys - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    your Wisconsin education never taught you how to properly construct a thought int writing…

    Muphry’s Law claims another victim.

  6. sprtsfan1 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Wow, let’s not get all crazy in regard to education level. Keep it on the topic of hockey and this series. If we could all be so educated, the Coyotes would be playing hockey in the East Valley where all the hockey fans from back the North and the East moved to. Season ticket holders might actually go to the games rather than sell their tickets on stub hub. Classic move by the Coyotes organization. FAIL! Don’t get me wrong, the arena is nice and Westgate is a really cool area, but not cool enough to drive to 41 times a year.

  7. sprtsfan1 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    That being said, I think game 6 will be a game for the ages ages, and the Madhouse will be rocking as if the Hawks were playing the Canucks. Smith will feel Louongo’s fate and the hawks force a game seven back in the desert. Hawks handle the Coyotes in regulation, 4-1. Welcome back Shaw!

  8. wisbadgers - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:51 PM


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