VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 29: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks near teammate Adrew Shaw #65 during the second period of their NHL game at Rogers Arena on January 29, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)
Still nursing a Super Bowl hangover? Why not make yourself feel better by reading up on these articles about the one Chicago team with a realistic chance to win a championship in 2014, as we take a Monday look through some Hawks Headlines.
-We start off today, as we do so many other times, with Tracey Myers. In this piece, she reports on Bryan Bickell, who has been scratched from the Chicago Blackhawks’ last two games. If he returns to the lineup on Monday, which looks likely, he’ll need to show more energy and anger to remain in the lineup. [CSN Chicago]
-Overtime has been really unkind to the Blackhawks this season. We’ll have more on this later on today, but for now, check out what Tim Sassone has to say. [Daily Herald]
-Speaking of things we’ll hit on later, Scott Powers has some thoughts on the Blackhawks’ resurgent penalty killing unit. [ESPN Chicago]
-Brandon Saad went through a lengthy goal-scoring drought before potting two goals on Wednesday. He then added another one on Saturday, and he is showing no signs of slowing down in his new role on the team’s third line. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-Blackhawks fans worried about the team’s recent skid (losers of five of their last six games) need to relax, according to Rich Lindbloom. [Third Man In]
-With two games in the Los Angeles area this week, the Blackhawks aren’t exactly expecting to be given the red carpet treatment by the Kings and Ducks. [Chicago Tribune]