Now see, I had this brilliant, erudite survey of the Hawks' recent losing skid to preface the links this morning, but...yeah...Sam pretty much nailed it.
Oh, well. Let's just skip to the links. (Like you all wouldn't have done that, anyway, amirite?)
- Game Previews: (blackhawks.nhl.com); (bluejackets.nhl.com); (Trib); (Cheer the Anthem)
- Shooter will be out a month or so (Jahns)
- But Kruger is close to returning (Myers)
- The Hawks like Leddy's progress, despite recent struggles (Jahns)
- Rogers pronounces the Kaner Experience dead
- CSN Chicago's Jeremy Lynn asks if Sharp's injury impacts Bowman's shopping list
- Stu Hackel: With realignment scrapped by the NHLPA, should we start worrying about the upcoming CBA?
- Down Goes Brown charts winners and losers at the season's midpoint
- NHL.com's Dan Rosen pencils his Hart Trophy ballot and Captain Serious is still in the hunt
- The Ban-hammer strikes twice: Marchand gets five; Jean-Francois Jacques gets three
- NHL.com stats and recaps of last night's games: Nyucks 1, Hawks-South 2; Caps 2, Kings 5