Watch the man handle the puck, simply incredible then, what's sad was how bad our video was back then. enjoy
Watch some clips of the magic from our Olympic team on the anniversary of stunning the Russians. This is the Miracle on Ice! enjoy
He struggled in the third period, but I feel better after watching this. enjoy
It's the handshake line & he loses it, wish I knew what happened but it's so funny
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A farewell to our sweet boy.
He's coming back stateside and may be the best FA available now.
Stammer is staying in Florida, Stevie Y pulled the trigger and gave him the money. We'll see how they pay for the others due for a payday.
"I show up at the door and he's in his full workout gear just so excited," Riel said.
Riel was led into the basement, where Toews "had Jock Jams just blaring so loud."
"And he had like seven or eight stations set up – for chin-ups, pushups and lunges," Riel said. "We worked out for like an hour. As an 11-year-old year, that's a long time."
Riel got through the workout, and he thought he was in the clear. Nope.
"All right, put your skates on," Toews said. "We're going to play."
So they went out and skated for a few hours. When that was over, Riel thought finally, this has to be over. Bring on the video games and junk food. Nope.
"Hey, we're going to bed," Toews said.
"It's like 9 p.m!" Riel said. "What do you mean we're going to bed?"Chris Hine, Chicago Tribune
The above is an account of one of the sleepovers Jonathan Toews once held - and it's absolutely adorable to picture a little kid getting so stoked about just going to work out. But when that little kid is Toews, it just makes sense.
The entire piece is a fantastic read on how Jonathan Toews grew to be one of the best hockey players in the world. He's had incredible drive his entire life, and it certainly shows now.
Along with a dry sense of humor and a magnificent mustache (as far as Chicago sports ’staches go, his ranks up there with Quenneville’s and Ditka’s), Ahearn is defined by his passion for all things Zamboni. "This is a 1961 Model F," the 58-year-old Lombard resident says, excitedly pointing to an old picture in his cramped office at the United Center. "It’s the first machine I ever drove."Danny Ahearn, via Rod O'Connor for Chicago Magazine.
The entire article is a great read, and shows just how integral and captivating Zambonis can be - to the point they're a part of the game experience, and people will just watch them. Ahearn, the Hawks' main guy, drove his first Zamboni when he was 12; his counterpart, Nick Cotsilis, saw him driving when he was 5 and knew that was what he wanted to do.