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Video- Patrick Kane’s Other Job

Maintence man...


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Streaking Blackhawks Looking for Stanley Cup Glory

By Tony S.

In the current decade, the Chicago Blackhawks have come close to maintaining a dynasty. After winning the Stanley Cup in three of the first seven years of the decade, they are starting to look like a team that is ready to make it four of eight. So far this decade, they have recorded championships in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Using every other year sequencing, they could indeed be in line for another Cup.

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Video- Artem Anisimov Out Up To A Month


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Video- Corey Crawford Takes A Shea Weber Shot To The Mask

Crawford stayed in the game.


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Video- You Make The Call

Recent tweets from Elliotte Friedman covers the bases on this call...



Sorry for the lack of posts the last two days, was feelig ill but feeling much better now.

added 10:21pm, Below is the NHL explanation and a longer video...

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Morning Line- Lindy Ruff

"I'm tired of looking at good numbers and not winning games. That doesn't help us in the standings. There are good numbers, but the numbers don't describe the real bad plays you make in the game. The numbers don't mean anything if you make a real bad play that costs you the game. A play that you don't need to make. And we have done this a couple times through this homestand and tonight we really hurt ourselves. When we took the lead, I would want them to earn it. They didn't earn it."

-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News has more post-game quotes from both sides.

Below, catch the game highlights...

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Video- Jordin Tootoo With A Solid Left

Down goes Antoine Roussel.


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Scott Darling On The New Goalie Pants

from Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune,

Or to hear goaltenders explain, it's the latest futile attempt at making them the scapegoats. Just ask Hawks goaltenders Scott Darling. .

"I think it's a waste of time and money," Darling said. "But whatever the league feels they need to do."

But nonetheless both Darling and Corey Crawford have worked the pants into their game day and practice routines. Darling "begrudgingly" put them on for the Hawks' morning skate prior to their 3-1 loss to the Sharks Tuesday night while Crawford wore them in the All-Star Game and a recent loss to the Capitals.

The main difference is that the new pants are contoured more to the goaltender's body and don't flare out as much – think of a custom-tailored suit as opposed to one you would buy off the rack. The league took all goaltenders measurements and each has the option of picking a manufacturer for the new pants.

"They're just tighter to your leg so they're not as wide. They're tighter to your waist," Darling said. "It's not just small, medium, large anymore. There's like 10 sizes."

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The Chicago Blackhawks Don’t Plan To Make A Major Move At The Trade Deadline

from Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune,

... as Bowman surveys the landscape of the Hawks' roster and the league, he said Tuesday he doesn't expect to make a "big addition" before the March 1 deadline like he did the last two seasons when he traded first-round picks for Antoine Vermette in 2015 and Andrew Ladd in 2016.

"I'm not expecting to make a deal this year, unlike previous years," Bowman said before the Hawks' game against the Sharks. "I suppose anything can happen. I've said this from the beginning of the year and I mean it, we have a different dynamic because we have a lot more young players who have been with our team this year from the beginning. … So our team's going to hopefully be improving from within relative to the last few years."...

Bowman characterized trade talks around the league as "pretty slow" but that will pick up as teams that are on the edge of playoff contention become sellers. But there is a chance there will be fewer teams sellers than previous years, which would affect the price of acquiring someone in a trade.

"Most of the time when there's movement, it's when there's a pool of players available," Bowman said. "Right now, there really isn't. Most teams are trying to see how they play over the next few weeks. The way the standings are going, I don't know if teams are going to fall out of the race."


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Morning Line- Jonathan Toews

“Quite frankly, I think to turn on the Olympics next year and watch hockey teams or the players representing their countries, if it’s not the best in the world, I don’t know. I don’t think you can really compare it to the World Cup or the world championships. The Olympics are a whole other thing … I think the NHL should be in the Olympics.”

-Jonathan Toews on the NHL in the Olympics.  Frank Seravalli of TSN has more including Connor McDavid's thoughts on this topic too.

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