Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Check out more photos from the CSN Awards here

-"But this is where it gets sticky. Kane and Toews signed the exact same deals. Is Seabrook thinking along those lines when it comes to he and Keith? After all, they were the anchors for a Stanley Cup team, made the Olympics together, and Keith openly admits he is the player he is because of his partnership with Seabrook."
Breaking down a potential Seabrook deal

-Coach Q: "It's been an amazing couple of weeks - five teams that are in the same pack we're in, the last 10 games, three of them have lost two games and two teams have lost one game. We gotta put ourselves in position to do something like that."
ChicagoBreakingSports: Kane, Keith sit as Blackhawks prep for key stand

-Toews: ‘‘Hopefully, we come out of these tough games better as a team and we’re jelling together more than ever. The time is now to be together and not let some of these tougher losses separate us and keep us apart.’’
Floundering Hawks ought to follow Toews' example

-Backside Five sports apparel caught Toews after the Dallas game

Jennifer Hudson vs Patrick Sharp VOTE!

-Soupy: “He takes the brunt of everything which some nights he shouldn’t. Too many nights he takes the brunt of the attention from the media and when things aren’t going well he sits in his locker and answers every question.”
Bolland to center Hossa-Frolik line

-Soupy: "It's a couple different shifts in some units, and it's worked kind of well, and we're healthy with all our power-play guys out there. Hopefully we can continue it. We can take that time on the power play and not take it for granted but make it a game-changer."
Power play bounces back

-Coach Q on Kane: "We're hopeful he'll be able to play. I know he felt better today, but the same progress from yesterday to today to tomorrow should be (enough). He wants to play and hopefully he'll be able to."
ChicagoBreakingSports: Blackhawks hopeful Kane will play against Wild

Hawks need a good run and for others to lose

-The Blackhawks agreed to a five-year extension with WGN. McDonough: "The Chicago Blackhawks are very proud of our association with WGN-TV. They represent the finest local sports programming in America and this extension is another step forward for our franchise." (
source) The Blackhawks are just super excited about this deal in their WGN Message videos: Keith, Kopecky, Sharp, Coach Q, and Toews.

-"NBC will open its coverage with a live pre-game show from Chicago's Millennium Park at noon ET, which will be followed by three regional games, starting with Washington's visit to Buffalo at 12:35 p.m. ET. At 12:40 p.m. ET the puck will drop at Madison Square Garden between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia, and Detroit and Minnesota will get underway five minutes later at 12:45 p.m. ET at Xcel Energy Center. The deliberately staggered start times gives NBC the ability to bring viewers to all three sites during intermissions, as well as bring each game's conclusion to fans across the country."

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