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The Pahlsson Plan

via Tim Sassone of Between the Circles,

Sami Pahlsson will report to the Hawks on Sunday, but he won’t play for at least another week or two.

“He’ll be out for a little bit here,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “I think he’ll start skating soon and once we get him on the ice we’ll rehab him here.

“He’s training and working off the ice and building himself up at a better pace the last few days. I spoke to him (Thursday) and he’s excited about it, but I think we’ll get a better indication when we get him here.”

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Chicago Looking For Playoff Momentum

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

“These last 20 games are going to be important, so we [have to] continue to play the right way,” winger Adam Burish said. “If we do that, we will create some momentum going into the playoffs. That’s the most important thing.

“Anybody who has been in a postseason knows you don’t want to go in there flat-footed, you don’t want to go in a little dead. You want to go in there with momentum and playing your best hockey.”

With 13 of their final 20 games at home, the Hawks could exceed the franchise-record 107 points of the 1970-71 and ‘71-72 teams. They need 13 victories to match the ‘70-71 team’s record of 49. That club went to the Stanley Cup finals.

“We want to get on a good run,” defenseman Brent Seabrook said. “We want to enjoy it and embrace it. But we know how tough it’s going to be. We have to get our game finely tuned for the playoffs.

“In the West it’s so tight that anyone from Nos. 5 or 6 to 12 is within five points. It’s going to be a battle to the end, and every game is going to be a tough one.”

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Deadline Day From the Players’ Side

Adam Burish of the Chicago Blackhawks answers the question at his Chicago Sun-Times blog today.

A lot of people have asked, “What’s it like on the trade deadline, what do the players think?”

I’ll give you an idea about what goes on. As a lot of you know, this past Wednesday was the NHL Trade Deadline. Every year, around 20 to 30 players are typically traded by 2 P.M. (Central). To say the least, it is a different day.

Last year we had practice on this day. You get to the rink and everything is the same, some guys are in the weight room, some guys getting treatment from the trainers, but everybody is talking to one another, saying, “What’s going to happen?” or “Who’s going to get moved, who are we going to bring in?” The scary part is we have no idea.

Guys hear the rumors. We also have some “internet” guys on our team like Duncan Keith. They read all the insights people give on the web, so they will give us the scoops that they are hearing.

continued…

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Pahlsson The Type Of Center Chicago Was Looking For

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

“This day was different for myself and our staff [because] we were buyers and not sellers,” Tallon said as he addressed the media at the United Center after acquiring center Samuel Pahlsson from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman James Wisniewski. “Buying is a lot more fun than selling, believe me.”

The Hawks targeted a veteran center who is tough defensively, wins faceoffs and has postseason experience. Pahlsson fits the bill.

The 31-year-old hasn’t played since Jan. 31 because of mononucleosis and is up to three weeks from joining the Hawks’ lineup, but the Hawks have their sights set more on the postseason than the final 20 games of the regular season.

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Pahlsson to the Blackhawks for Wisniewski

On TSN and elsewhere, it’s being reported that Sami Pahlsson has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for James Wisniewski

Update 4:03pm ET: Details available online now at TSN.

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Report: Dominic Moore to the Blackhawks—UPDATED

The NHL Network is reporting that Dominic Moore is on his way to Chicago. 

Updates coming soon.

Update 1:50pm ET: TSN is saying that Brian Burke has denied this report.

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Hawks Should Be Looking at Pronger

From the RosenBlog at the Chicago Tribune:

But still, this is a deal the Hawks have to press for. San Jose is looking at him, too, yet another reason the Hawks must make this happen.

The Hawks brought up Jack Skille for obvious trade showcasing and they also have some depth at young defensemen that should interest the Ducks, who apparently realized the window’s closed, they got their ring, time to reload.

The Hawks have made it clear that winning the Cup is why they’re here. From Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough on down, the object of the exercise is to win the Cup. NOW.

[Chris] Pronger would get this team closer than anyone might’ve believed. And whoa, look who’s coming into the United Center for a game Tuesday.

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Are The Blackhawks Last Year’s Penguins?

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

...So could the Hawks be this season’s version of the Penguins?

“Absolutely,” Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook said. “They had a young team last year, and they did great things. We’re a team that’s right there, and we have to have a good finish to the season and have a good start to the playoffs.”

Last season’s Penguins relied on Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to provide the offense along with veteran Marian Hossa. Sergei Gonchar was a scoring threat from the defensive corps, and Marc-Andre Fleury came on strong in goal.

The Hawks have second-year forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane along with Martin Havlat as forces up front and Brian Campbell as the point producer on the back end. When Nikolai Khabibulin is healthy, he joins Cristobal Huet to form one of the strongest goalie tandems in the NHL.

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Cool Pucks

NHL off-ice official Gary Steffenhagen shows Blackhawks TV the process of keeping the pucks at a suitable game temperature.

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Fantasmagoric Stop

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