-Practice Update: This could be confusing, try to keep up.
Toews was centered between Hossa and Sharp. Buff practiced as a left wing with Kane and Versteeg. Madden went to the fourth line and Bolland went to the third line with Ladd and Brouwer. Saddest news of all, Seabs and Duncs will continue to be separated. Johnsson is still not skating. Lastly, Niemi will be in the net vs the Blues.
Remember this was just practice but Coach Q said he doesn't mind trying out new lines.
-Playoffs Tickets go on sale WEDNESDAY at 10 a.m.!! You can purchase tickets only through ticketmaster.com and calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Also you can purchase no more than four per game.
So the guys have the playoff beard but what about the girls? I've decided that I will be putting streaks of red dye in my hair! Come on girls join in!
-More positive talk on Duncs for Norris:
Keith: "I take that (the Norris Trophy talk) as a compliment. It's nice to get talked about in that regard, but there's a lot of hockey left."
"You get a lot more points on the power play and it's been a lot more fun being there and contributing to that."
"I've always thought I was a well-rounded player, so it's nice to get that opportunity this year. We have some pretty skilled guys up front, so that certainly helps."
Source: A slam-Duncan for Norris
2007-08: "Keith led the ‘Hawks in ice time again, and he repaid them with a career-high 12 goals and 32 points. He also led Chicago with a +30 rating, which was second among NHL defenseman and fifth overall in the NHL."
2008-09: "And Keith responded with his best year, with eight goals and career-bests in assists (36), points (44), and +/- (+33) in 77 games."