In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at the Chicago Blackhawks’ decision to raise the price of their tickets once again, Patrick Kane’s starring role in another rec league hockey game, and whether or not the Dallas Stars could be the beneficiaries of the Hawks’ salary cap woes.
-We start out with this story by Danny Ecker, who reported on Thursday that the Blackhawks will raise the price of single game tickets by four percent in the upcoming season. The cheapest seats in the United Center will now cost $65, and standing room only tickets will now run $37. [Crain’s Chicago Business]
-Patrick Kane played a big role in Milli Vanilli’s (a rec league hockey team in Buffalo, not the disgraced musical group) Fattey Hockey League championship this week, scoring five goals in the best-of-three series. [ESPN Chicago]
-This week, the Blackhawks announced that they would no longer be playing the song “The Stripper” during their Shoot the Puck promotion. On Thursday afternoon, The Griff, Quiggs, and Finfer show on 87.7 The Game discussed the decision with Casey, one of the fans who kick-started the push to get rid of the song. [The Game Chicago]
-As of today, Kevin Hayes is a free agent. [Chicago Tribune]
-Can the Dallas Stars benefit from the Blackhawks’ salary cap issues? That’s the question that Mike Heika, one of the best beat writers in the business, addressed in a mailbag question this week. [Dallas Morning News]
-Finally, an excellent Blackhawks blogger is leaving the Second City Hockey team and setting out on a new blogging venture. We wish Greg Boysen nothing but the best in his new endeavor. [Second City Hockey]