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Game 3, Chicago/St. Louis Should Be Must Watch TV

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

After Brent Seabrook obliterated David Backes with an illegal hit Saturday – knocking him out cold – the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues scrummed in the corner. Backes regained consciousness, wobbled to his feet and tried to get involved, but he couldn’t keep his balance. A trainer had to hold him up against the wall.

And this is what one Blackhawk had to say to a fellow player who had suffered a brain injury:

“Wakey, wakey, Backes! Wakey, wakey!”

We can’t say for sure who it was, but Duncan Keith was the only Blackhawk in the vicinity facing Backes at that moment.

The CBC microphones didn’t pick up everything, either. Captain Jonathan Toews was right there, too, and had been jawing at Backes already. Standing with his injured teammate, Blues winger Alex Steen turned and yelled at someone: “Show some [bleeping] class!” A moment later, Steen added: “That’s [baloney], Johnny!”

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If you want to review the hit, watch below... the chatter starts around the :40 second mark...

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awould's avatar

The Blackhawks are one of the least classy teams in the league. From their leaders all the way down, starting with Patrick Kane’s off-ice drunken antics and Toews’ ability to cry every time the going gets tough, then with Duncan Keith’s flying elbows and errant stickwork and now this….

Posted by awould on 04/21/14 at 12:46 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Toews and Backes are so alike it’s not even funny.

Posted by Primis on 04/21/14 at 01:12 PM ET

awould's avatar

Pretty much all the reasons I was excited that these teams meet in Round 1 are coming to fruition. In the end, there will be maybe 1 healthy player between the two.

Posted by awould on 04/21/14 at 01:18 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Too much too soon.  Pretty soon they begin to believe the drivel written by the Chicago media.

Oh how I’m hoping the Blues finish this thing on Chicago ice.

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/21/14 at 03:22 PM ET

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