Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
ChicagoTribune: Hawks and Seabrook getting set for long-term
-Toews: “I’m really looking forward to expanding my role with The Players Cup this year."
WinnipegSun: Toews to host tourney
-Bowman: ‘‘We believe [Seabrook has] been instrumental in getting us to the point we’re at, and he’s going to be instrumental in keeping us at this level. He’s at a good young age . He’s really just entering the prime of his career.”
ChicagoSun-Times: Seabrook extension accents 'D'
-McDonough: "We talk to our players collectively about their comportment off the ice and the importance of it. Our players' profiles are sky-high and it really has grown over the last few years. I'm very proud of Patrick and the progress he has made. He's a young kid; he's a very social kid. I think he's very aware and he understands the importance of being a Chicago Blackhawk and what that means."
ChicagoTribune: McDonough likes Hawks' direction
-ESPNChicago: Hawks put a premium on defensemen
-Seabrook: "Just being Canadian and being in Canada it was really unbelievable the support we had from the Canadian fans and how excited they were. I'm sure they were all sitting on the edge of their seats in overtime when Crosby scored. It was one of those things you want to take it all in and really enjoy it. To be able to win a gold medal in Canada for your country was an unbelievable feeling."
ChicagoTribune: Hawks recall their part in Canada's hockey gold medal
-Crawford: “I don’t think we can focus on the standings and the playoffs. We have to focus on what we’re doing. We’re doing the little things — getting pucks deep, getting pucks out and not forcing anything.”
ChicagoSun-Times: Rising Hawks can't relax now
-More photos from Sharp's photo shoot with Chicago magazine here.
-Burish on Kane: "He's a professional. He's a young kid, but he's a professional. He understands the situations and he understands that he's a superstar and everybody's watching him, and he deals with it pretty darn good. He deals with it better than most people do. To me, he's not doing anything wrong. He's not doing anything that anybody should shake their head at."
ChicagoSun-Times: Adam Burish comes to Patrick Kane's defense
-BlackhawksTV: Seabrook talks contract extension
More from Blackhawks TV:
-Bowman talks Seabrook, Deadline
-McDonough on Seabrook, Playoffs
-Home Movies: Patrick Kane
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Starters: Sharp, Toews, Kane, and Duncs/Leddy.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
-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
-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
Monday, February 21, 2011
Let's be honest, the Blackhawks looked like complete shit in the first period. Let's be honest again, most of us thought there was no way the Blackhawks were going to come back. They proved us wrong.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Starters: Sharp, Toews, Kane, and Seabrook/Hammer.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
"We know the position we're in. We know we have to win games, especially against a team like that. They're right there in the standings with us, they're in the same boat. Give them credit, they played hard but we still have to hold our heads up here. We know what we can do in this room and it's about time to start proving it." -Sharp (source)
Friday, February 18, 2011
More on Coach Q:
-ChicagoSun-Times: Quenneville suffered from internal bleeding
-ChicagoTribune: Victory buoys Quenneville's spirits
-A new episode of Blackhawks TV will air this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on NBC. And guess who's back? Joey the Junior Reporter! You can check out a preview of his new segment here.
-Haviland: ‘‘I haven’t done a speech in a couple of years before a game. Once you get on the bench, you kind of get back at it. The guys were so professional. They were great. Guys were very attentive and listened. . . . It was very easy to work that bench with them.’’
ChicagoSun-Times: Hawks happy with Haviland holding Q's spot
-"Goalie Corey Crawford, center Jake Dowell and the legend Tony Esposito are all on the lineup for "WGN Radio's Chicago Blackhawks Night of Improv," a benefit for the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation."
ChicagoTribune: Always game, Blackhawks take a shot at comedy
-Blackhawks Convention tickets are now on sale here!
-Thursday's practice videos: Haviland, Kane, and Frolik.
-"The last chance to see a current Blackhawk at Meijer in the "Cooking with the Blackhawks" series will be Feb. 25 when Jake Dowell cooks at the Orland Park Store located at 15701 South 71st Court"
ChicagoTribune: Bears' Idonije continues good works
-Haviland on Hossa: "A guy like that -- it's not that you leave it up to him -- but you need him to be ready for the games. The games are important at this time of year in February and he knows the systems and he knows what we want."
ChicagoSun-Times: Marian Hossa will get his rest
The Blackhawks take on the Blue Jackets tonight at 7:30 p.m. on CSN! I'll be there!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ESPNChicago: 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."
-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.’’
Sun-Times: Floundering Hawks ought to follow Toews' example
-Backside Five sports apparel caught Toews after the Dallas game here.
-ChicagoMagazine: 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.”
ESPNChicago: 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."
ChicagoTribune: 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."
-Sun-Times: 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.