The Chicago Blackhawks have signed left wing Rob Klinkhammer, defensemen Jonathan Carlsson and Brian Connelly and goaltender Alec Richards to entry-level contracts.
Meeting with Dale Tallon for dinner tonight, leaving to Prague tomorrow. FYI, I am NOT putting my condo up for sale (if you get my drift!).
Bobby Hull just told me that he still takes shit for winning the Lady Byng in 1965.
"If any team in the league can come back from something like that, the Hawks might be that team," said Arbour, 76, who's second all-time in victories behind Hawks senior adviser Scotty Bowman. "I don't have to give any advice to Joel Quenneville. He knows his team. They have good talent, they're young and they're well-coached. You can never know with kids like that."
Congratulations guys. That was one war of a game and a great series. I personally blame 60% of the Canucks' season ending tonight on "Dave" and his brother trolling this place. In all seriousness, I picked the Blackhawks to win the series since game 1 when I saw the fight back after going 3-0 down. That's a championship caliber team that has advanced and they were the better side.
If Detroit advances, please knock them off of their perch and sweep them. Good luck the rest of the way!
Anaheim Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski left the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Wisniewski was hit in the chest with a shot taken by Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk during an extended shift in the Anaheim zone.
Coach Q on Kane: "Game-time decision, resting right now." Fraser would play if need be.
-From the official Blackhawks Twitter (yeah, weird I know)
"That's not something I've ever had happen to me," Keith said. "My little sister never even pulled my hair when I was a kid. It's kind of comical when you have a grown man trying to pull your hair on the ice."
-From Keith in Kuc's blog today.