In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we will take a look at a couple of members of the Chicago Blackhawks’ organization that have taken the “ice bucket challenge,” a petition circling among Blackhawks fans to change the Shoot the Puck promotion at the United Center, and the Hawks’ prospects that are represented in ESPN’s Top 100 hockey prospects list.
-We start out with the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been undertaken by countless people as a way of spreading awareness and raising money for ALS research. Several members of the Blackhawks, including winger Patrick Kane and head coach Joel Quenneville, are among those that have participated. [Blackhawks.com]
-One of the traditions of a game at the United Center is the Shoot the Puck promotion, but one element of that tradition is under fire, as fans have begun circulating a petition to eliminate the song “The Stripper” from the activity. Harrison Mooney did a fantastic job of covering every angle of the story. [Yahoo! Sports]
-Why haven’t the Blackhawks gotten under the NHL salary cap for the 2014-15 season yet? Sam Fels debates that topic. [Committed Indian]
-Three different members of the Hawks’ organization were listed in Corey Pronman’s Top 100 Prospects list, with Teuvo Teravainen ranking the highest at number 12 in the league. [CSN Chicago]
-Lemont, Illinois native Scott Darling is a goaltender for the Hawks’ AHL affiliate, and he’s eager to get his career started with his hometown team. [IceHogs.com]
-After eliminating the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the NHL playoffs, the Minnesota Wild are looking to take the next step forward in their aggressive push to win the first Stanley Cup title in team history. [NHL.com]
-Finally, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is in some hot water for reneging on a deal to sell the team after he learned that the Los Angeles Clippers were going to be sold for $2 billion. [ESPN]