Found August 27, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from John Boruk of CSNPhilly, We’ve celebrated two Stanley Cup champions and endured another lockout, so which team has the top GM/coach combo in the NHL now? Let's break it down: 1. Chicago Blackhawks -- ninth in 2012 (Stan Bowman/Joel Quenneville) Two Stanley Cup championships in a four-year period. The Chicago Blackhawks have overtaken the Detroit Red Wings as the NHL’s gold standard. Bowman has secured his core players, while adding key contributors like Bryan Bickell who excelled in the postseason. Quenneville is easily one of the league’s top five coaches and has never had a losing year in 16 NHL seasons. 2. Boston Bruins -- second in 2012 (Peter Chiarelli/Claude Julien) Chiarelli and Julien have been together for six years and have made the playoffs each year including a Stanley Cup in 2011. The team did not skip a beat after goalie Tim Thomas elected to sit out the season. Chiarelli re-signed top center Patrice Bergeron, added Jarome Iginla and traded fo...

Patrick Kane’s Girlfriend Amanda Grahovec Shines At Kaner’s Cup Day

  Patrick Kane spent most of his day with the Stanley Cup on Saturday with his three sisters, other family members, friends and…

Patrick Kane - The Face Of American Hockey?

from James Neveau of NBC Chicago, The truth of the matter is that when you combine the flair with which he plays the game, the quality of his playoff performances, and the emerging maturity that is redefining his image in the minds of Chicago fans (and is catching nationwide notice, for that matter), then there is no other conclusion than to say that Kane is the face of hockey...

Andrew Shaw's stitches from Game 6 fetch $6,500 in charity auction

Not only was there somebody interested in buying the stitches that were once in Andrew Shaw's face somebody was interested in paying a lot of money to get their hands on this once-in-a-lifetime item of memorabieia. Shaw had placed his stitches -- which he earned in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final before the Blackhawks won the Cup -- up for auction with al proceeds benefitting...

Andrew Shaw’s Stitches From Stanley Cup Final Sold for $6,500 at Auction to Benefit Cancer Research

Andrew Shaw had a pretty memorable piece of memorabilia from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, the night he and the Chicago Blackhawks won hockey’s biggest prize. The Chicago agitator, who was busted open early in Game 6, eventually returned to the ice with stitches under his right eye. Those stitches remained there for the rest of the game and the rest of the night, even as the...

Andrew Shaw’s Game 6 stitches go for $6,500 at auction

Andrew Shaw's bloody stitches from the Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup run sold for $6,500 at a recent auction.

Player Interview: Mike Paliotta

Today’s player interview features Blackhawks 3rd round draft pick and University of Vermont defensemen Mike Paliotta. A defenseman who came up through the US National Development Program, Paliotta is a defensive player who has a future as a shutdown defenseman. At 6’3″ and just over 200 lbs., he has good size, he skates well and has a low, hard point shot. In 2010, he was...
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