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A Motivated Jonathan Toews

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

So how does Jonathan Toews — three-time Stanley Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, member of the NHL’s 100 greatest players list — feel about being named the 12th-best center in the NHL, and the 35th-best player overall, on lists put out last month by the NHL Network’s team of pundits?

Insulted? No.

Angry? Not exactly.

Motivated? Yeah, that’s the word. Motivated. Just more fuel for the fire that hasn’t stopped raging, even in the wake of two down seasons and two early playoff exits, even in the face of questions about Toews’ alleged decline.

“You can’t be insulted, not at all,” Toews said. “I can’t let my ego swell too large where I’m going to be insulted by something like that. The proof is on the ice, and if I want to be back on top, I’ve got to go back out there and earn it. It’s that simple. It was definitely an honor to be mentioned at the top there for a while, but Crosby’s still on top and he’s been doing it since those days, too. 

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