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Blackhawks Raise #3 To the Rafters

from Chris Kuc of Icing at the Chicago Tribune,

The Blackhawks will retire jersey No. 3 and raise it to the United Center rafters prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins to honor Keith Magnuson and Pierre Pilote.

The legendary defensemen both wore No. 3 during their playing careers and the number is the fifth retired by the organization and the first since Denis Savard’s No. 18 on March 19, 1998.

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Hall Of Famer Pilote Enjoys The Game

from the St. Catharines Standard,

Count Pierre Pilote among those who enjoy post-NHL lockout hockey.

Gone are the days of hooking, high-sticking and holding going largely unpenalized.

Like many former players and present-day fans, the Hockey Hall of Famer enjoys watching the skilled players do their thing.

“I’m so glad,” he said between periods of a recent Niagara IceDogs game. “Since the lockout, it’s given the skilled players a chance to play, and they’re doing it.

“It’s in a better state now. When I played (1955-56 to 1968-69), it was all right. Then expansion came in and all of a sudden, coaches were saying, ‘How are we going to win this?’

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