Saturday, March 24, 2012

Around the UC:

-Keith: "I respect what they decided was fair, and I'll serve my time." (source) Keith and Sedin were playing Monopoly. Keith has to go directly to jail and can not pass go or play any games (not just Monopoly) until April 5th. Keith: "I think Brendan does a good job at what he does. I respect it. I’ll serve five games and I’ll be back and I’m looking forward to getting back." (source)

The best thing to come out of all this: Runs On Duncan's updated banner.

Keeping with the Keith theme:

-Hammer: “I’ve played with Seabs before. He’s a top defenseman in the league. It will be fun to play with him again."
ESPNChicago: Replacing Keith will be tough task

- O'Donnell: "You can't replace a guy like that. Everyone steps up. Sometimes other guys play more and in more situations they wouldn't normally play and they get more confidence. Sometimes for a short term these aren't bad things. I think you'll see the 'D' elevate their game to make up for the loss of Duncan. It's only five games so I think we'll be OK."
ChicagoTribune: Time for defense to show its mettle

-PuckDaddy: Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, weigh in on Keith's five-game elbowing ban

Go Johnny go was going today: He practiced with the team!

-Toews: “I feel like I’m getting back to that stage to where I’m progressing and getting closer to feeling the right way. I’m just staying positive, hoping that this is the time that hopefully we break through.”
ChicagoSun-Times: Jonathan Toews practices with team again but is playing it safe

More on Toews:

-ESPNChicago: Jonathan Toews practices with team
-ChicagoTribune: Toews optimistic about progress

Other links: Tweedledum without Tweedledee

-Kane: “It kind of takes you aback a little bit. But you’re just reading quotes. You’re not hearing him say it firsthand, so who knows what he really meant or how he really said it. But you definitely can take a lot from it.”
ChicagoSun-Times: Blackhawks fired up by shots from Predators coach Barry Trotz

-Kane: “Hopefully we’ll prove him wrong tomorrow and show him his words weren’t true.”
DailyHerald: Hawks' Kane will be amped up

-Crawford: "I never got down on myself. I just kept playing. The season's not over after one game where you have a bad start or it wasn't the best effort that you can give. You've just got to come back the next game and worry about what you've got to do to win a hockey game."
NHL.com: Crawford works through struggles, regains place in Hawks' net

-WashingtonTimes: Host families give young London Knights a home away from home

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS PHOTO?

Just stare at it.
And keep staring at it.
I see Sharp.
Then I see this crazy human being (?) with no head and an arm coming out of his stomach.
What do you see?

Let the Games Begin!

Happy Blackhawks vs Canucks game! *President Snow voice*
Chicago will be watching. Or did

In honor of the Hunger Games, I attempted to make Hunger Games references to everything that happened in the Blackhawks vs Canucks game. It wasn't too hard considering all games vs the Canucks end up with them trying to kill each other.

Game on.

Before the game, the Canucks had their bowl full paper that had each Blackhawks player's name on it. They were choosing who they were going to complain and talk shit about during post-game. The player: Duncan Keith. We'll get to that later. Keith just forgot that you're not suppose to put your elbows on the table.

The Canucks (district 2) are like the "Career Tributes." They took a quick 1-0 lead over the Blackhawks (district 12). In the 1st, the Hawks had three penalty KILLS, which meant they only had 21 more to go...

Unfortunately, there were no tracker jackers or fire balls. I'm going to take a guess the Sedins represented the mutts. Kane shot the arrow through the apple in the pig's mouth. Also, known as shooting the puck into the goal 1-1.

The teams showed a great example of the bloodbath at the Cornucopia at the start of the Hunger games when they all decided to shove each other's gloves into each other's faces and take off each other's helmets. The supplies: Duncan Keith's balls, Stalberg's face and Seabrook's hair.

Overtime: Nightlock berries. Unlike Katniss, the Hawks just let the Canucks eat them. Oduya thew the burnt bread to Shaw and he put it in the goal for the overtime win!

Blackhawks win in overtime against the Canucks. "Real or not real?" "Real."