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Irony, as defined by Webster’s dictionary: “Incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.”
One would hope that Patrick Kane realizes the irony of his newest business venture. Back in 2009, during the NHL offseason, Kane was in Buffalo, N.Y. when a cab driver informed him that he didn’t have the 20 cents to make change on a $13.80 ride. Kane responded the way any well-adjusted 20-year-old would, by beating the 62-year-old driver on the head and neck. Kane was subsequently arrested, but amazingly charged with no alcohol-related offenses.
So, flash forward to 2013, as Kane is now the spokesperson for Uber, a smartphone app that allows you to book local car services.
“On the ice, Patrick Kane is busy dominating shoot-outs and helping his teammates battle for another Stanley Cup,” reads Uber’s blog-ad. “Off the ice, he trades in his skates for sneakers and loves to hit up some of Chicago’s best spots with friends, just like everyone else...
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Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks secured the Presidents' Trophy for the first time in 22 years with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night over the Edmonton Oilers.
The Blackhawks (35-6-5) held off the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins for the top regular-season record in the NHL.
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya also scored...
The Blackhawks bounced back from an underwhelming performance in Vancouver with a resounding victory in Edmonton on Wednesday night. With their 4-1 win over the Oilers, the Hawks clinch the Presidents’ Trophy for the first time since 1991. However, while … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Clinch Presidents’ Trophy, Beat Oilers appeared first on Committed Indians.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith says he meant no disrespect to women during an argument with a female radio reporter in Vancouver.
Keith, preparing for a game in Edmonton against the Oilers, said Wednesday he was ''fired up'' after Chicago lost 3-1 to the Vancouver Canucks.
Reporter Karen Thomson asked him about a possible penalty involving Canucks forward...
Experts always say defense wins games, but that’s especially true in hockey. If you have goaltending, especially in the playoffs where it matters most, you will win games. That’s exactly how the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings completely dominated last year’s playoffs and en route to winning the Stanley Cup. Goaltending and defense are exactly why the Chicago Blackhawks saw...
The Chicago Blackhawks are the official winners of the 2013 Presidents' Trophy, edging out the Pittsburgh Penguins for the top spot in the NHL. With their win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, the Blackhawks earned the title for best team in the regular season for the first time since 1990-91.
With two games left on the schedule, the Blackhawks already have 75 points...
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews scored 3:28 apart in the first period, and the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Friday night.
Marcus Kruger added a goal in the third period for the Blackhawks, who are 11-1-2 in their past 14 games. Chicago (36-6-5) will wrap up the regular season on Saturday at St. Louis.
Corey Crawford was sharp in making 25 saves...
If you have never heard of the Vancouver Canuck’s “Green Men,” they are a riot. They harass most anyone who ends up in the penalty box for the opposing team. They are two men dressed up in all green spandex get up that just do crazy things. Here Chicago Blackhawks, Niklas Hjalmarsson is in the box and they pull a magic trick. As you will see one green man disappears and a women...
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No sooner had I cast my vote and made my argument for Ray Emery as the Hawks 1A goaltender through the playoffs, and Emery appears to re-injure whatever was plaguing him (some have theorized his surgically repaired hipâbut that is not confirmed), and Corey Crawford strings together a couple of pretty nice games.
I didn't think he was great in Vancouver...
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I've written 40+ GameDay blogs this year. This is the first that is pretty much meaningless. So grant me a little latitude on the details with this one.
The Hawks (likely with guys like Drew Leblanc, Brandon Bollig, Dan Carcillo and Sheldon Brookbank getting a lot of TOI) face a Flames team that is out of the playoff picture.
Gametime at the UC is...
I don't want to get all gross about this, but late word filtering in from the A2Y interns via Northwood University is disturbing.
According to them, Joel Quenneville woke up with large chunks of vomit stuck in that badger pelt he has attached to his upper lip.
Details are sketchy, as they often are here, but here's what we know. Witnesses saw Quenneville take a tray...
Though the Chicago Blackhawks already secured their first Presidents' Trophy in 22 years, they expect to use the final two regular-season games as a chance to build more momentum heading into the playoffs.
The Blackhawks won't take it easy when they look to continue their home dominance over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
Chicago (35-6-5) opened this shortened season...
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Late word in my inbox last night was that Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp will not make the trip to St. Louis today.
This should come as no surprise with the Hawks winning the President's Trophy game before last in Edmonton, and beating the Flames with basically their full lineup last night.
In their place tonight, you...