Corey Crawford (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, videos and interesting tidbits surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Chris Kuc has an interesting look at an underrated element of goaltender Corey Crawford’s success: his positioning in the crease. [Chicago Tribune]
- Scott Powers has a nice breakdown of the remaining schedules for the Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks as they battle for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Hawks were aided over the weekend as the Detroit Red Wings knocked the Ducks off twice, keeping Chicago’s three-point lead intact and giving them a game in hand in the process. [ESPN Chicago]
- The crew over at Second City Hockey has the lowdown on potential rule changes that NHL general managers discussed last week at the GM’s meetings. [Second City Hockey]
- Mark Lazerus took a look at the impact of a Blackhawk that doesn’t get a lot of publicity in town: Michal Rozsival. [Sun-Times]
- Tracey Myers continued with the theme of intriguing profiles of various members of the Hawks by doing a piece on head coach Joel Quenneville, who is one of the leading candidates for the Jack Adams Award this season as the league’s best coach. [CSN Chicago]
- Finally, Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi brings the heat again with his piece on the Hawks career of defenseman Keith Magnuson. A lot has been made of hockey revival in the Windy City about how the Hawks have embraced their glorious past, but perhaps the smartest move they’ve made in that area was hiring Verdi to do these kinds of stories. A great read for those looking to learn more about the history of the club. [Chicago Blackhawks]