Marian Hossa (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
As promised, Madhouse Enforcer is proud to present Hawks Headlines, a series of posts designed to track down the latest news surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks. We’ll also have random videos and stories that can be found around the web, so if you’re ever wanting to get your Hawks fix, you have to look no further than right here.
In a story that broke on Tuesday, Comcast SportsNet’s Susannah Collins had a bit of a slip-up when talking about the Hawks before Game 1 on Tuesday night. The incident ended up being talked about in just about every corner of the internet and television, and even Collins herself ended up laughing if off.
On Thursday night, however, the laughter stopped. The news broke at around 11 p.m. Central time that Collins was no longer employed by the network. In a statement, CSN had the following to say:
“Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways. We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
Robert Channick has more, including what could have caused her departure from the network. [Chicago Tribune]
Moving our focus back to on-ice matters, Tracey Myers had another awesome post on what Michal Handzus is bringing to the table as he continues to center the Hawks’ second line in the absence of Dave Bolland. [CSN Chicago]
With Game 2 approaching, Greg Boysen has some interesting factoids that point toward a Hawks victory. [Second City Hockey]
Ray Emery will not suit up for the Hawks on Friday, but Henrik Karlsson is ready for the call if he’s needed to replace Corey Crawford in the game. Scott Powers has the story. [ESPN Chicago]
Mark Lazerus has a profile piece on a Blackhawk that is probably as excited as any to be back in the playoffs. [Chicago Sun-Times]
Finally, Joel Quenneville spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon after practice, and the Hawks’ website has the video: