Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Around the UC:

-Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness: “They're still dangerous. They've got elite players and they've won. They've been there. They will be a very tough opponent.”
VancouverSun:
Canucks eye Blackhawks, ready for long road ahead

-Kane on his mullet: "It's back. Hopefully I didn't cut it into this for a short stint."
ChicagoTribune:
Hawks' Kane brings back playoff mullet

-"The Hawks signed former Notre Dame defenseman Joe Lavin, a former fifth-round pick in 2006, to a two-year contract which begins at the start of the 2011-12 season."
ChicagoBreakingSports:
Blackhawks sign Notre Dame's Lavin to 2-year deal

-New Desktop Wallpaper for Chicago vs Vancouver
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-"The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forward Jeff Taffe, defensemen Jassen Cullimore and Garnet Exelby, and goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs."
NHL.com:
Blackhawks recall four from Rockford

-Bowman on Crawford: “He's been carrying the load for our American League team for a number of years and he's been the go-to guy at that level. He's got experience with playoff runs and playing a lot of games and being the guy. Now it's just at the next level."
CBCSports:
Goalie Crawford put in a rare spot

-Keith: “We felt we could have been better, but having said that, we’re in. I don’t really take offense to it, but the bottom line is we had more points than Dallas and that’s why we’re in.”
DailyHerald:
Keith pays no mind to what others are saying

-Kane on his mullet: "Right after the Minnesota game. It was my first phone call, to my barber, and he made the trip downtown, opened up the shop and gave me a quick haircut."
ESPNChicago:
Patrick Kane brings back mullet

-Toews: "So you go from the feeling of having the idea that your season is over and you're not going to know what to do with yourself for the next couple of months to Minnesota playing a great game and giving us a chance to play in the playoffs again. Then the whole dream of winning a Stanley Cup comes right back in. It was one of the weirder days I've been through in a long time."
ChicagoTribune:
Hawks relish underdog roll in playoffs

-Kane: "Everyone's been gunning for us ever since we won. And even last year, too, when we had such a good team -- I think everyone kind of expected us to win. Obviously we fulfilled those expectations, but you still have them on you. I think now we are the underdog and we are in a good position -- where it really feels like we have nothing to lose, especially after what happened (Sunday) with maybe being out the playoffs. Now you get a second life."
NHL.com:
Hawks relishing new underdog role

-Kane: "Hopefully, we can get in their heads a little bit and maybe steal one or two in Vancouver."
ChicagoBreakingSports:
Postcard from Vancouver: Getting Canucks, Hawks off centre

-Coach Q: “We’re certainly underdogs in this series. It’s a fresh series and it’s a fresh year. They accomplished a lot by what they did in the regular season, but it’s playoff hockey and it’s one opponent and I think when we’ve zeroed in on one team the last couple years, we’re pretty good at it.”
DailyHerald:
Hawks' focus now on Canucks

-ChicagoSun-Times:
Refresher course: A look at the Blackhawks-Canucks season series

-Henrik Sedin on Seabs and Keith:“ It’s like any other team that has a top-two D pairing, it’s going to be a tough matchup for us. I mean, they’re two great players."
TheProvince:
Sedins' matchup against Hawks' top blueliners one key to series

-Coach Q on Bolland and Brouwer: "We're optimistic they'll be playing in the series."
ChicagoTribune:
Bolland, Brouwer likely to return for playoffs

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