Monday, September 20, 2010

Around the UC:

Just one more day until the preseason opener in Winnipeg!
Blackhawks vs Lightning
Wednesday Sept. 22
7:00 pm (CSN)

-Kane: “If you’re thinking about the Stanley Cup now, it’s not a good thing for this team.”

-Kane: "I'm not going to be the one to say it, but I think that's kind of my job for the team - to produce points, create plays and create offense. That's definitely a number you want to hit, but you want to improve your all-around game - be on the ice in all situations and hopefully prove myself more."

-"The Hawks miniround-robin tournament produced two finalists for Tuesday’s finale. Team B led by Toews and Marty Turco went 3-1 over three days of scrimmages. They’ll take on Team A (2-2) led by Kane, Patrick Sharp, and Keith, at approximately 10 am on Tuesday at Johnny’s IceHouse West. Team C, 1-3 in the tournament, gets a consolation practice after the finale of the tournament."

-Kane: "We lost a lot of guys, but you still have those core guys who have been here for a while. The guys we did lose were more depth guys on the team."

-John Scott is a very large man. Seriously, the other guys look so tiny:
-Coach Q: "John Scott is going to bring that style of play we probably haven't had here in a while. He's an intimidating guy. We're certainly not going to be pushed around."

-Toews: ''Part of playing a professional sport or any sport at this level, you're competitive, and the mind-set is that you're never satisfied with where you're at. Personally, I want to better myself as a player and improve on things as a captain that I can do in the locker room and on the ice as well."

-Boynton: "I never unpack—I'm dead serious."

-Sharp: "Bickell is scoring every game and seems to be playing well with Kane. (Rob) Klinkhammer has been skating real hard and playing well and I always like Evan Brophey. Those are the guys who are playing well and on the back end the youngster (Nick) Leddy is doing a good job with Duncan."

-Check out HockeyBroad's photos from the Training Camp Festival here. This one is a personal favorite:

-Coach Q: “You notice him. He has good speed, wants the puck and he goes to the next really hard. He was strong a couple of years ago, too, but he needed to play. We’ll give him a good shot to see how he handles it.”
ChicagoBlackhawksBlog: Makarov Turning Heads In Camp

-Hossa after Tuesday's practice:
Hear from more players after Tuesday's practice (Hammer, Stalberg, and Crawford) at Blackhawks TV

-Campbell visits Beard School:

-Reminder: Blackhawks practice is open to the public tomorrow from 10am-1pm at Johnny's Icehouse West!

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