In today’s edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at some reaction to the Chicago Blackhawks’ acquisition of Peter Regin and Pierre Marc Bouchard last night, some praise for Corey Crawford, and how team chemistry has been key in the Hawks’ recent run of good play.
-We start out with Sam Fels’ reaction to the Blackhawks’ decision to bolster their center depth by acquiring Bouchard and Regin from the New York Islanders on Thursday night. [Committed Indian]
-He hasn’t been bad this season, but especially lately, Corey Crawford has really been hitting his stride. Jay Zawaski has more. [CBS Chicago]
-With Patrick Kane out of the lineup against the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night as he attends his grandfather’s funeral in Buffalo, the Hawks will certainly miss the winger’s versatility in the game against a tough opponent. [CSN Chicago]
-David Haugh talked to Kane about the influence that his grandfather Donald had on him during his life. Really good stuff. [Chicago Tribune]
-Despite the fact that the Ducks are still the top team in the Western Conference, the Blackhawks showed them on Wednesday night that they’re still the team to beat. [Daily Herald]
-The Blackhawks’ roster continuity over the past two years has led to some serious success for the team, and it’s coming in handy even more so right now as they have another excellent road trip. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-Finally, Jeff Hicks has been busy doing Olympic previews for all 12 nations sending teams to the Sochi Winter Olympics. We encourage you to read them if you’re looking to get some in-depth Olympic coverage, and this edition focuses on Team Sweden. [The Sports Bank]