Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Around the UC:

-Sharp:“Well, No. 1 on the hit list is Brent Seabrook, my former roommate. We tried it out and it lasted about three nights. I couldn’t take his superstitions or his constant calling to his girlfriend on the phone and his I-chat on the computer. It was just embarrassing."

Sharp:"One guy I do like, well, it's two guys, but it’s really the same guy are the Slovaks: Tomas Kopecky and Marian Hossa. Dr. Evil and Mini-Me. Two of the same people. Wherever Hoss is, Kopy is right there doing it."
ESPNChicago: Sharp to keep it loose on trip

-Coach Q:"Johnny is a great kid. When talking with him and seeing him I think that he might assume all the responsibility and burden of what's going on on his own shoulders as opposed to it being shared by the coaches or his teammates. I talk to him (and say), 'Just play and be the best you can be. You're a great leader and a great example for how we want guys to compete and play.' He's a perfect citizen, a perfect teammate and a perfect captain."
ChicagoTribune: Toews' leadership skills put to the test

-Coach Q:"It's a trip we're looking forward to. We're looking for some results. We want to get off to a fast start this trip, so let's make sure there's a lot of concentration and focus going into (Wednesday's) game."
ChicagoBreakingSports: Blackhawks eagerly embark on 'circus trip'

-ChicagoNowHomers: The Hangover: Blackhawks edition

-"1. Coaching: This is where Quenneville earns his new paycheck. No surprise there. Not many Stanley Cup winning coaches will have to say good-bye to 10 players and then work in a new group while also dealing with a fan base that expects a return to the promised land. After all, it was general manager Stan Bowman who stressed the core was still intact and having that was more important than anything.

Of course, he was right, but teams don’t win championships without becoming teams. Quenneville has some work to do in getting players to accept roles as he did last year. It is starting to come. Jack Skille is understanding what he needs to be in a third or fourth line role. Bryan Bickell and Troy Brouwer are being more physical than earlier in the season when scoring goals may have been on their minds. Quenneville was a master at getting it done from Versteeg to Dustin Byfuglien last year. Now, he has to do it all over again. Though some may disagree, it is slowly starting to come together, but no longer is it early. Quenneville has to stress exactly that: We’re a quarter of the way done with the season and a rough start needs to turn into a successful middle or it will be a quick end."
ESPNChicago: 10 things to know after 20 games

-Sun: That's funny. What about them in the limo out here with their shirts off?
Bissonnette (BizNasty): Yeah, him and John Madden. Guy has a body of a milk bag.
VancouverSun: Paul Bissonnette: Gross Misconduct Q&A

-Kane: ''Last year, we obviously had a lot of characters. This year, guys are coming together and trying to get comfortable and see what it's like as a team. Even the veterans are trying to get comfortable with players that weren't here last year.It's picking up a little bit. I would say it was quiet at the beginning of the year. It's nice when you win, and everyone gets pumped up and excited. But a road trip can really help bond some teams and teammates.''
Sun-Times: Win-loose situation needed

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