Monday, October 25, 2010

Around the UC:

-"The Cup will be on display from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Elite Fitness & Gym, 800 Hillgrove Ave. in Western Springs. The suggested donation of $5 a person (cash or check) will go directly to the Mueller Family Fund."
ChicagoTribune: Stanley Cup in Western Springs to raise funds for girl with leukemia

-"Tuesday afternoon the Chicago Blackhawks and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will unveil a new Blackhawks permanent Illinois license place. Hockey Hall of Famer and Blackhawks Ambassador Bobby Hull and three-time NHL All-Star Marty Turco will be on hand at the James R. Thompson Center when the license plate is made public."
NHL.com: Blackhawks, State of Illinois to unveil Blackhawks license plate

-"The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews hung out at Cuvee on Saturday."
ChicagoTribune: Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden talk about new album Cardiology

-Cullimore on Seabrook, Keith, and Sharp: ''It's good to see them come into their own and take the reins. I have to undo their skates now and tape their sticks. All that stuff.''
Sun-Times: Cullimore very proud of his 'kids'

-"9) The MVP: It's a tough call between numbers 81 and 10, but Hossa gets the slight nod because his first seven games were simply out of this world. He's admittedly playing more relaxed than ever after finally winning the Cup, and until a couple games ago he was simply finishing all his scoring chances. Hearing a world class player talk of playing with less pressure and more confidence emphasizes that the mental part of the game always plays a part. See Cristobal Huet or even Troy Brouwer for evidence in the other direction. A confident, relaxed Hossa with this skill and skating ability should produce an 80-point season, easy."
ESPNChicago: 10-game assessment: Sharp on a roll

-Coach Q: ''One thing about Bolland's line is that you're comfortable with them against anyone. Offensively, we're looking for some production there. ... That line, offensively, we'd like to have some reliable scoring. They're allowed to score. We want them to score, not just check. At the same time, they're doing what they have to do.''
Sun-Times: Hawks' Bolland not at his best

-Toews: “We only have ourselves to blame. I don't think we got beat by better teams. We got beat by good teams, but it's just up to us to find the way to play to win those games.”
DailyHerald: Some concerns for Blackhawks to address

-"Evan Brophey The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Evan Brophey to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs."
NHL.com: Blackhawks assign Evan Brophey to Rockford

-According to @adamjahns, Colin Fraser's wife gave birth to a son. His name, Calder Blake Fraser. Calder Memorial Trophy. Coincidence? I think not.

-Photos from @GinaRS's Flickr of Brent Seabrook's ICE Bowl here

-Hockey Broad also has a photo from Seabroook's bowling event here.
You should check out all of her great photos too here.

Non-Hawks' News:

-Versteeg on the Ring Ceremony: "It did feel a little weird. It was just me and Adam Burish who came back. They were all talking about getting ready to defend their Cup, and they were giving their whole "rah rah" speech, and me and Burish were just sitting in the background laughing, saying, "Yeah, let's get em!""

Verseeg: "I was thinking in those first few seconds, "If we end up somehow losing and I chucked my gloves off like I won the Stanley Cup, I am gonna kill Patrick Kane.""

Read the rest of Versteeg's interview: Going 1-on-1 with the Maple Leafs' Kris Versteeg

-"With that, we thought about some other apologies we'd like to see from previous hockey video game players. Such as ... James Wisniewski(notes) from "NHL 2K11": "Sorry I showed you where to stick your Wii-mote."'
PuckDaddy: After Burish's hockey video game apology, others we'd like to see

-Ovechkin:"If you compare Russia and America, they are two different worlds. People, cars, clothes. Girls' figures. Especially girls' figures. Why do you think that is, that when an American goes to Russia for a week, he stays for two extra weeks? Girls! And when a Russian goes to America for a week, he leaves in five days. I'm serious! There's a statistic! Ask any American about Russia. You know what they'll say."
GQ: Michael Idov Talks to Alexander Ovechkin

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