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 this morning’s edition of Hawks Headlines, we look at how the Chicago Blackhawks have spent their last couple of days off, how Niklas Hjalmarsson and Patrick Sharp have gotten into the groove on offense, and at the special logo the NHL unveiled for the Hawks’ appearance in the league’s Stadium Series.
- With the Hawks facing a stretch of 10 games in 17 days beginning on Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, the team had Monday completely off and only did light conditioning workouts on Tuesday. [CSN Chicago]
- Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is well known for his defensive abilities, but he has really stepped up on offense this year, with nine points in 18 games. At that pace, he would smash his career high of 17, which he set in the 2009-10 season. [Daily Herald]
- Jonathan Toews is having himself a wonderful time with linemates Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp as of late, and Mark Lazerus does a good job of examining the captain’s recent success. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Speaking of Sharp, he started out the season sluggishly, but judging by how he’s responded to rough times in his career, he knew that he would shake out of it. [Chicago Tribune]
- The Blackhawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1st, and as part of the build-up to the slate of outdoor games, the NHL unveiled special team logos for several teams on Tuesday, including the Hawks. [SB Nation]
- Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is currently sitting in a tie for fifth place on the all-time coaching wins list with 672. Even though he might jump as high as third this season, he has no intention of sticking around long enough to take on Scotty Bowman’s record of 1244 victories. [ESPN Chicago]
- Finally, the Hawks’ website is tracking the team’s “Movember” efforts. Patrick Kane is…..not doing well. [Blackhawks.com]