Every so often during the summer, we here at Madhouse Enforcer track down the biggest stories going on in the world of the Chicago Blackhawks. Here is today's batch of stories:
- On Tuesday, Hawks forward Marcus Kruger had his day with the Stanley Cup in his native Sweden. His teammate Johnny Oduya joined the party, which was complete with sparklers and champagne to boot. [Blackhawks.com]
- Dave Bolland has had quite the summer. For many Hawks fans, the enduring image of the former Hawks center will be his goal with less than a minute to go in Game 6 against the Boston Bruins, but he'll be making new memories north of the border this season. Nina Falcone has more. [CSN Chicago]
- One of the biggest storylines surrounding the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi is the regressive policy of the Russian government towards gays and lesbians, and whether or not countries should boycott the Games because of them. McClure of The Committed Indian has his thoughts on the matter. [Real Fans Program]
- On Monday, we featured a story about the start of renovations to the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, home of the IceHogs. Here is an update to that story. [IceHogs.com]
- Finally, one of the most popular topics of conversation in any sport centers on the "unbreakable" records held in the games. In baseball, it's Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hitting streak. In basketball, it's Wilt Chamerlain's 100 point game.
Hockey has its own fair share of marks. Bill Mosienko of the Chicago Blackhawks scored a hat trick in a game on March 23rd, 1952 that only took 21 seconds to accomplish. John Kreiser has that story and many more in a list of hockey's most legendary records. [NHL.com]