Every time Patrick Kane runs into Bobby Hull, the Blackhawks legend always has one message for the team’s 22-year-old superstar. “All [Hull] tells me to do is shoot the puck every time I see him,” Kane said. “I don’t think we’re the same exact player, but there’s some similarities.”
Members of the Blackhawks’ 1961 Stanley Cup-winning team received this ring (above) from Hawks chairman Rocky Wirtz and team president John McDonough Saturday night at a private dinner in Chicago. It’s an exact replica of the ring the 1961 team received when they won the Cup with the addition of “2011″ on its side.
Defenseman Nick Leddy said he spent time in Rockford “working on plays in the corner and being better in front of the net.” Leddy did enough to warrant more time with the Hawks with Jassen Cullimore sent down, Nick Boynton struggling and John Scott a better fit at wing in the Hawks system.
With Jassen Cullimore sent down to the Rockford IceHogs Thursday and Nick Boynton struggling, there is a spot open on the Hawks defense. And 19-year-old Nick Leddy should fill it.
Hawks center Jake Dowell was a healthy scratch for the first time all season Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings. The scratch came a day after Dowell was benched in the third period of a loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Asked why Dowell didn’t play in the final 20 minutes, coach Joel Quenneville said
LOS ANGELES — Hawks center Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith were named to the NHL’s All-Star team Tuesday. Toews and Keith were two of six players voted in by fans. Toews was second among forwards with 407,676 votes and Keith was second among defensemen with 303,638. The other four players voted in by fans
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jonathan Toews and his injured right shoulder continue to improve at a rapid pace. The Hawks captain returned to practice Saturday and skated again Sunday, and now there’s a chance he could play Monday night against the Kings in Los Angeles.