Thursday, March 3, 2011

Around the UC:

"Doing an "American Idol" competition with his wife: "Every time we have a commercial break, we take the floor and sing to each other whatever song was being performed on the show and we see if we can match up with them. It's pretty embarrassing even if you're with one person and that person you can share everything with, it's still embarrassing to stand in front of them like you're on a stage and perform.""
-RedEye:
RedEye's Date with Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp (see his cover here)

-Soupy on Toews: "When things aren't going well, he's the one who sits at his locker and answers every question, and there's a lot to learn from a guy like that. He stands up for our hockey club. When things are going good, he's still at his locker and nobody talks to him. He doesn't get any of the accolades, which he's fine with. And they go to other people.''
ChicagoTribune:
Toews the whole package - spelled MVP

-Crawford on Sharp, Toews, and Kane: "That line is probably one of the best in the league. It seems like they get a ton of chances every night. That line in total is playing really well.”
ChicagoSun-Times:
Jonathan Toews eager to share credit for Hawks' 5-game winning streak

-"The visit, at 2 p.m. Chicago time, will see the president salute his hometown hockey greats for their 2009-10 championship season. The Blackhawks will be in town to play the Washington Capitals in a nationally televised game March 13."
ChicagoBreakingSports:
Blackhawks to visit White House on March 11

-TheScore:
Houses Of The Hockey & Bloge Salming Present: The Blackhawks Presser

-Listen to Sharp on "Waddle & Silvy":
ESPNChicago: Funny guy Sharp recalls Toews prank

-"Toews has dragged the Blackhawks out of their Stanley Cup hangover, Tampa has the incredible one-two scoring punch of Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis, Corey Perry is having an incredible season for the Anaheim Ducks, during which is good buddy Ryan Getzlaf has battled through injury and up-and-down play."
TorontoSun:
Hart race wide open

-Kane: "When you're looking at yourself in 11th or 12th place and the teams in 13th and 14th are right behind you, you start second guessing yourself. That's about the time we decided to look around the room at ourselves and say, 'Enough is enough.'"
NHL.com:
Defending Champions rounding into form

-Sharp: “We’re playing playoff hockey. There’s 15, 20 games left to go. We have to continue to do that.”
ESPNChicago:
Frolik ends scoreless streak

-Frolik: “I would like to help the team more with some goals or points. I feel more comfortable every day. I know the guys now and the coaches. It’s better than the start. Hopefully, it will turn [for me].”
ChicagoSun-Times:
Michael Frolik finally on board in Hawks' 6th straight win

-BlackhawksTV:
Face/Off: Troy Brouwer

-Post-Game Tweets:

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ChrisKuc #Blackhawks' Sharp on Stalberg's fight: "He had five minutes to sit in the box and I wanted him to take his gear off and flex his muscles."

@
BrianHedger Told Toews that if that line keeps playing like this, they're going to need a nickname. His answer: "Oh yeah? Let's not push it."

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BrianHedger Sharp on Stalberg: "Maybe a little broken nose or something. Maybe knock a tooth out, cuz he's got a pretty face."

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