Coach Joel Quenneville speaks to reporters on Friday, July 26, 2013 after it was announced he signed a three year contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.
In Wednesday’s edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at Corey Crawford’s excellent handling of a penalty shot in the team’s 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, as well as taking a quick peek at the week that was for the Rockford IceHogs.
- Rather than starting with a member of the Hawks, we instead begin with former Blackhawk Brian Campbell, who has done quite well for himself as a member of the Panthers. There is one problem with his tenure with the Cats though: the jealousy he felt when the Hawks hoisted the Stanley Cup last June. [Chicago Tribune]
- It isn’t often that you see a penalty shot in an NHL game, but that’s exactly what Corey Crawford had to face on Tuesday night. The shooter was Florida young gun Jonathan Huberdeau, and Crawford’s handling of the shot even impressed him. [ESPN Chicago]
- By and large, hockey players worth their salt are their own harshest critics, and Marian Hossa is no exception to that rule. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- When asked about the team’s rationale for sending Joakim Nordstrom down to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, Joel Quenneville provided a straightforward answer. “This gets him more quality ice time, more rotations, some penalty kill. Hopefully, he can get that and keep going.” [CSN Chicago]
- Speaking of the IceHogs, Jeremy Morin had quite the week for himself with the Hawks’ farm team. [Blackhawks.com]
- One of the biggest threats to any team coming off of a championship is the dreaded “hangover”, but at least in the eyes of Quenneville, the Hawks have largely avoided that pitfall. [Daily Herald]
- Finally, Quenneville also shrugged off the notion that the Hawks’ offense is something that he is worried about, telling the media on Tuesday night that he’s “not worried about our offense, because I know it’s there.” [Pro Hockey Talk]