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The Toronto Sun's Mike Zeisberger suggests that five members of the Chicago Blackhawks are Hockey Hall of Fame-worthy candidates already:
Joel Quenneville, the man who is third on the all-time regular-season coaching wins list and the owner of three Stanley Cup rings as head coach.
Duncan Keith, the Canadian defenceman whose trophy case continues to balloon, thanks to three Cups, the 2015 Conn Smythe as playoff MVP, two Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenceman, and two Olympic gold medals.
Patrick Kane, who has been a key cog in the Hawks Cup runs, scoring the title-winning goal against Philly in 2010, then setting up Keith for exact same thing in Chicago’s 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.
Jonathan Toews, the valiant captain of this dynasty who himself has hoisted the Cup three times and has two Olympic gold medals as well.
And Marian Hossa, three-time Cup champion and supremely skilled two-way player who has 1,056 career points and is just 14 goals shy of 500.
With these five, along with defenceman Brent Seabrook, making up the heart-and-soul core of this team, how can anyone be surprised at the renewed success these Hawks continue to have?
Not reviewable, on-ice officials have the only say.
Among the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons' Sunday notes:
Word is that Mike Babcock is pushing for [Mark] Hunter to be named general manager of the Leafs. Brendan Shanahan would be wise to look elsewhere. Shanahan needs Hunter to find players. A general manager won’t be able to spend the kind of time scouting that the Leafs require to properly rebuild. Hunter may want the job but the practicality of it doesn’t make sense...
Those who say this is the last shot for the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t really paying attention. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith — the best 1-2-3 in hockey — are signed through 2023. Corey Crawford is signed until 2020. Marian Hossa is signed through 2021. Niklas Hjarmalsson is signed until 2019. So if you lose a Patrick Sharp here, a Brad Richards there and sign Johnny Oduya, Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook to new deals, there’s no reason this kind of success can’t continue for several more years...
Two more things on Keith: 1) His cap hit is $5.5 million, making his contract one of the best in hockey. By comparison, the Dion Phaneuf contract looks ridiculous. 2) Should the Blackhawks win Saturday night, Keith may be the leading candidate to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, but he’s not a Norris Trophy finalist. For the record, he was on my ballot, ahead of both P.K. Subban and Erik Karlsson, who are up for the award.
If Steve Yzerman can juggle the salary cap prudently, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be Stanley Cup contenders for years. Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Victor Hedman and Alex Killorn are all 25 and under. And figuring they pick up some assets for the disappointing Jonathan Drouin, that should make them even stronger...
When Brian Lawton tried to acquire defenceman Tomas Kaberle when he was general manager in Tampa, the Leafs first asked for college kid Alex Killorn. That conversation didn’t last long.
Simmons continues, discussing the usual potpourri of sports topics...
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Brent Seabrook took a skate to the face in this scramble in front of Chicago's net. He did return to the game.
In Chicago's 4-2 win over Minnesota, Thomas Vanek put this hit on Marcus Kruger and received a major for boarding.
Tyler Johnson did not return to the game and Jon Cooper only said he was being evaluated.
Below, the Tampa broadcast view of the hit...
Here is the video explanation...
The CBC's Don Cherry had a very selective memory on Saturday evening. He lamented Brandon Dubinsky's ability to attack Sidney Crosby at will in Game 1 of the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, he mocked Duncan Keith for jabbing at the Blues' stars--suggesting that Keith "got Seabrook pumped up" (before sidestepping that topic)--he reviewed the Blues' game-winning goal against Chicago, lamenting Patrick Kane not blocking a shot, he very briefly praised Pavel Datsyuk's game-winner and suggested that the Wings are the worst team for the Bruins to play as their lack of retaliation prevents the Bruins from playing their game (no Loosick mention on Saturday), and then he praised Corey Perry scoring against Dallas and Ryan Getzlaf's persistence (no spear there, either).
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Brent Seabrook received 5 for charging and a game, David Backes went to the dressing room.
The Blues scored on the pp late in the 3rd and the game is now headed to OT.
added 7:11pm, below, watch the CBC version of the hit...
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be in the lineup when the team faces the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
Seabrook was injured during Sunday night’s 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames when he was hit illegally from behind by Rene Bourque and crashed face-first into the boards. After a few moments on the ice, Seabrook slowly made his way to the bench and dressing room and did not return.
“I’m feeling good,” Seabrook said Tuesday following the Hawks’ morning skate. “I remember the whole thing. I got hit and heard Bourque say right away he was sorry. I could hear Duncan (Keith) and (Jonathan) Toews behind me. I couldn’t get up so I put my head down and everybody seemed to think I was knocked out. I felt like I held my weight pretty good.”
Seabrook said the move to remove him from Sunday’s game after the hit was precautionary, especially with the knowledge the veteran has missed time on three occasions with concussions during his career.
Rene Bourque received 5 for checking from behind and a game. Brent Seabrook will not return with an upper-body injury.
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
Brent Seabrook will return to the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup in Game 6 as they try to even their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Vancouver Canucks.
The defenseman, who suffered a concussion during Game 3 when he was hit hard by the Canucks’ Raffi Torres, passed NHL protocol testing Sunday and will play in Game 6 at the United Center.
“He’s an important part of our team,” coach Joel Quenneville said. ““His makeup and his leadership qualities are a big part of our team. “Even though he wasn’t playing, you could feel his presence around the locker room and the guys. They competed for him in ways that was nice to see. The fact he gets to play again is going to help us out in a lot of ways. He assumes a lot of quality ice time in all situations. He gives us some size and some presence back there and has a big shot offensively, so it’s nice to have him back.”
Maybe the league can have some red, blinking neon lights below the ice surface that let’s us know, free shots available here.
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
Now, the Torres/hitting zone ruling might come as a bit of a surprise to Jarret Stoll given that he was given a one-game suspension last week for hitting San Jose’s Ian White into the glass behind the net. So the “hitting zone” - “separate head from body zone?” - area apparently doesn’t extend all the way from the goal line to the glass, but just to some ill-defined area immediately behind the net.
Having been now to three of four GMs meetings and NHL board of governors meetings at which head shots and concussions were extensively discussed, I can assure you I’ve never, EVER heard of any special rules for hits behind the net. Several NHL managers were mystified about this concept when contacted.
My prediction, based on the DVD from March 2010 and “hitting area” rationale, is I don’t believe he’ll be suspended.
My opinion, based on Torres’ penchant for hitting people in head, is he probably should be suspended.
But I will be surprised if is.
-Bob McKenzie of TSN where you can read more on the Raffi Torres hit.
Raffi Torres received two for interference. Brent Seabrook played a shift then went off to the dressing room.
The CBC feed first, followed by the VERSUS feed below…
added 9:58pm, I’ve added the hit Torres put on Jordan Eberle below.. It is the third video and you can compare the two hits.
added 10:56pm, On the Fly’s Craig Button and Billy Jaffe with their thoughts on the hit. Fourth video below…
No penalty was called on this hit from Abdelkader on Seabrook.
Announcement from the team:
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension with defenseman Brent Seabrook.
“Brent is a very important member of our organization and we are looking forward to him being part of a core group that will be a contender for many years to come,” Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said. “We have been fortunate to have Brent as part of our family since he was a teenager and we are proud to be able to announce this news today.”
[2:10 Update: As per Bob McKenzie tweet, terms are 5 years, $29M, $5.8M annual cap hit.]
It looks like 25-year-old defenseman Brent Seabrook will be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks for the foreseeable future.
Sources told TSN early on Saturday that Seabrook is on the verge of finalizing a five-year contract with the club worth a shade under $30 million.
The deal is close to being completed and should be made official in the next few days.
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear again. He’s looking to add a penalty-killing defenseman to the Hawks mix—and he’s not trading Brent Seabrook.
“We’re trying to sign Seabrook and we’ve been trying to sign him for a while,” Bowman said Friday before the Hawks faced the Dallas Stars. “It’s going along amicably. We haven’t gotten it done yet, but we’ve had different ideas back and forth.”
Bowman maintained that Seabrook, who is in the last year of his second contract with the Hawks, will be part of the Hawks past the Feb. 28 trade deadline.
Brent Seabrook is the recipient.
added 8:03am, Another big hit last night was Ovechkin on Subban, which you can watch below…
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, Defenseman
Brent Seabrook is in the final year of his second contract with the Blackhawks. So it’s time for the Hawks to start looking at keeping him around.
Seabrook is considered part of the Hawks’ young core, and is definitely in line for a raise from his current $3.5 million salary.
“Now that we’ve gotten through the summer with the changes we had to make, we’re going to start to look at that,” Hawks GM Stan Bowman said Friday about Seabrook’s contract status. “You’re always trying to look ahead.
via Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,
What a cheap shot by Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski on Brent Seabrook in the second period on Wednesday night.
A high-stick/elbow/charge to Seabrook’s face, and all he got was a minor penalty for charging. Gutless no-call by referees Paul Devorski and Ian Walsh.
Wisniewski’s head shot knocked Seabrook out and he retired to the dressing room. The Hawks later announced that Seabrook wouldn’t be returning to the game.
watch two videos of the hit below… the first from the Ducks crew and the second is a bit raw and from the Chicago crew…
The Chicago Blackhawks have secured a big piece of their blueline as they have signed defenceman Brent Seabrook to a three-year, $10.5 million contact.