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Nix The Slogan

from the Chicago Tribune,

Created by a mixture of passion, anger and frustration over a close defeat, the phrase “Commit to the Indian” wasn’t something Blackhawks coach Denis Savard planned on becoming the team’s official slogan.

And it won’t be.

Club President John McDonough said Tuesday the organization won’t pursue using the phrase Savard uttered during a postgame rant Thursday night after the Hawks’ 1-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Commit To The Indian

from the Chicago Tribune,

Commit to the Indian” has caught the eye and ear of one of the Blackhawks’ chiefs.

The phrase, uttered by Hawks coach Denis Savard during his postgame rant Thursday night, has popped up on T-shirts. Its popularity has made team President John McDonough take notice.

“It’s amazing how much life it’s got,” McDonough said Sunday. “I’m getting e-mails from all over the place.”

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If you missed the Savard rant…

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ASG Memories: 1991 Chicago

1991 All-Star Game – January 19, 1991, Chicago Stadium: Just days into the Persian Gulf war, the Chicago faithful saluted their country during the U.S. anthem.

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Savard Rips Team After Loss To Columbus

from the Daily Herald,

An angry Savard ripped into his team for failing to deliver the proper effort in what was an important game for the Hawks on so many levels.

“I’m disappointed and (ticked) off about the effort,” Savard said. “This is a divisional game, we’re fighting for our lives here, we want to get in the playoffs, we have a nice crowd, and this is what they give us?

“I think they forgot last summer or two summers ago or three summers ago what we gave them. We commit to them and they’re very happy when they sign it … well, commit to us, commit to the jersey, commit to the people here.”

Savard refused to name names, saying to reporters that they know who he’s talking about.

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Will UFAs Think Chicago

from the Daily Herald,

Patrick Sharp was only too happy to re-sign with the Blackhawks for four more years.

Now, Sharp will be interested to see what happens this summer and if free agents feel as he does, that the Hawks are a franchise on the rise, making Chicago a prime destination.

“The way the organization treats the players is first class, and anyone that’s been to the city of Chicago knows what it’s all about,” Sharp said. “Attendance is growing at the United Center, the Hawks are on the way up, and hopefully that attracts some free agents that want to come to Chicago.”

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Blackhawks Making News

from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star,

On a steely cold December morning, Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook stumbled out of bed at 4:45 and quickly made his way to a TV station in downtown Chicago for a peculiar assignment: sharing a recipe for penne and chicken with pink vodka sauce – and winning new hockey converts.

The 22-year-old Seabrook has since appeared on the ABC affiliate station for a segment about New Year’s Eve fashions, while several of his teammates in recent weeks have been guests of a rival channel to tout holiday gift ideas.

“It’s pretty early, but that’s morning TV,” says Seabrook, in his third season with the Blackhawks. “I got a chance to sleep later in the day. Hey, it’s just nice being recognized around the city these days.”

That the networks would covet appearances by Seabrook and other Blackhawks players speaks to the team’s startling reversal of fortunes. Suddenly in Chicago, where, in recent years, news about the Blackhawks was relegated to the last page of the sports section when it was covered at all, the Blackhawks are surging both on and off the ice.

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Chicago Extends Sharp

via the Chicago Blackhawks,

General Manager Dale Tallon announced this afternoon that the Blackhawks have signed Patrick Sharp to a 4-year contract extension.

“We’re very excited about having Patrick Sharp in the fold for the next four years,” said General Manager Dale Tallon. “His play and his attitude have been outstanding and he has taken on a real leadership role with our team. We feel that Patrick is an integral part of the future of our team. We feel that in making this commitment to Patrick Sharp we have also made a commitment to our organization and our fans in trying to achieve our goal which is to win the Stanley Cup.”

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to continue my career with the Blackhawks” said Sharp. “I love the city of Chicago and the Chicago fans and I want to be here for a long time. I feel that our team has improved and continues to get better. Team success is a product of individual success and I will do everything I can to help bring a championship to the city of Chicago.”

added 4:26pm, Link now available from the Blackhawks.

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Goaltending Talk In Chicago

from the Chicago Daily Herald,

My only question is this: On that glorious night when NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman places the Stanley Cup into Hawks captain Jonathan Toews’ arms, who is going to be the goalie?

The point is, the Hawks would appear to have goalie issues that reach beyond the struggles of Nikolai Khabiublin.

It’s likely not going to be Khabibulin who leads the Hawks to that Cup predicted by Savard.

Khabibulin might not even be around when this season ends if the whispers going around the league are true that the Hawks are trying to deal him.

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via the Chicago Daily Herald,

Hawks assistant general manager Rick Dudley was seen watching Tampa Bay play Monday.

With rumors of Nikolai Khabibulin being available, it’s only natural to connect the dots with the Lightning—Khabibulin’s former team and one that is last in the Eastern Conference largely because of poor goaltending.

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Chicago Talking To A Few Teams

via the Chicago Tribune,

General manager Dale Tallon said Monday he’s still working on a deal to bring in a veteran defenseman.

“I’m hitting the phones here trying to do something,” Tallon said. “Our young guys possibly need a veteran guy to take some minutes away from some of the kids. I’m always looking to find someone who can help and can fit into our big picture too.”

Tallon, who said, “I’m talking to a few different teams,” indicated the Hawks’ eight-game skid that dropped them to 14th in the Western Conference isn’t a factor in making a trade.

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Welcome Back Bobby

from the Chicago Tribune,

Bobby Hull created a roar from Blackhawks fans during his playing days, and he’s thrilled to put hard feelings behind and be part of a new roar building around the team.

“Thirty-five years away from there, and it’s just wonderful to be home again,” Hull said last week while wearing his familiar No. 9 Hawks sweater with the “A” on the chest as he took part in a Montreal ceremony honoring Hawks and Canadiens greats.

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Now, many of you may not remember the Golden Jet in action, so watch this feature on Bobby Hull…

 

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