Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Around the UC:

-NHL.com: 'Hockey Day' Q&A with Stan Mikita

-ESPN:
Marty Turco On Playoff Push (video)

-Crawford: “Johnny’s done that all year. He knows what to say at the right time. He told us just to relax and play our game, that we know what we can do.” ChicagoBlackhawksBlog:
Grants Quote of the Week: Feb. 20-26

-Toews: "It's always more challenging when you go through some tough moments and you're losing games and you're competing for a playoff spot. You can make all the excuses in the world and say what's different about this team and last year's team. (But) we're not talking about last year. There are no easy games for us (this season), especially at this time of the year. Sometimes maybe we expect that. It's tougher as a leader especially when you're trying to spark the rest of the guys … and things aren't going your way. It definitely has been more challenging this year."
ChicagoTribune:
Leadership role more difficult for Toews with all the Hawks' challenges

-HockeyBroad:
"The moment is yours." - February 22, 1980 - Remembering the "Miracle on Ice"

-"Brian Campbell of the Chicago Blackhawks makes an appearance at State Street Barbers (1151 W. Webster Ave.; 773-477-7721, statestreetbarbers.com) on Saturday, February 26th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for the “Get a Cut for Campbell for Kids” promotion. Campbell will sign autographs and pose for photos; shoppers can register for the raffle for a chance to win signed jerseys, hockey pucks, two tickets to a Blackhawks game with a tour of the locker room, and more. Guests of the Webster shop also get a haircut and hot lather shave for $51 (originally $67). State Street Barbers will donate a portion of weekend sales to Campbell for Kids, the foundation Campbell started in 2009 to help children with special needs."
ChicagoMag.com:
Jack Spade Opens on Oak Street

-Bowman: “We’re always looking to get better, but we believe in these guys."
ChicagoSun-Times:
Bowman looking for right player to bolster Hawks' blue line

-Bauer Hockey was in town for a new photo shoot with Kane and Toews. Check out a preview here.

-Toews: “Maybe I got on the boys a little bit too much, but obviously you saw the guys responded to it. The leaders in this room held the rest of the team accountable and everyone stepped up to the plate.”
DailyHerald:
Crawford an emerging leader

-Just read the first four blogs on
Jesse Roger's blog on ESPNChicago. A ton of information, as always.

-Billy Dec (owns restaurants and clubs in Chicago) is hosting a Chicago Blackhawks Appreciation/Viewing party on 2/24 at Rockit Wrigley. More information
here.

-Sharp's interview with Chicago Magazine
here.

-More from the latest episode of Blackhawks TV:
Home Movies: Jonathan Toews

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