Patrick Kane On offseason practice: "Worked on my release."
He's even making sex jokes about himself! One of us! One of us!
"But you've got to realize this league is a business. Obviously, a lot of us would give up certain things to have those guys back. It just doesn't work out that way sometimes."
"Dale absolutely will get a ring," McDonough said. "He had an immeasurable impact on this franchise. He will absolutely get a ring and he deserves it."
To be fair, the use of Blackhawks isn’t as noxious as Redskins, as used by Washington’s NFL team. For the hockey team, the name came from the wish of founder Frederic McLaughlin back in 1926 to honour his battalion from World War I, which was nicknamed after Chief Black Hawk of the Saux Nation, who fought on the side of the British in the War of 1812.
McLaughlin, described once as the "biggest nut" in the game by Conn Smythe, wasn’t looking to insult aboriginal people. Then again, the North American ethnic majority has been not meaning to injure aboriginal culture and peoples on the continent for centuries and has managed to do a rather comprehensive job of it anyway.