Duncan Keith-Hockey-Winnipeg, Canada/Chicago, IL
Local look: As a child hockey fan growing up in Canada, his favorite team was the Boston Bruins who played against his team, the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013.
Hyper-local tidbit: Keith was the Blackhawks second pick in the 2003 draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, but that wasn’t the only news that happened to the team with Chicago’s best hope for a championship, and we have a recap of all of it with this Monday edition of Hawks Headlines.
-On Sunday night, the weather in Chicago (in case you hadn’t looked out your window) was abysmal, with cold temperatures and blowing snow the order of the day. The question, then, in the eyes of Rick Morrissey, is this: why on Earth did so many people show up to the United Center? [Chicago Sun-Times]
-When the New York Rangers come to Chicago on Wednesday night, not only will the temperature be warmer, but the Rangers will be bringing their newest acquisition, former Blackhawks agitator Daniel Carcillo, will be coming with them. No word yet on whether or not he’ll play. [CSN Chicago]
-The adage “the best offense is a good defense” has been run into the ground by sports pundits of all types, but in the Blackhawks’ case, it is nonetheless true. [Daily Herald]
-Scott Powers had a fun time of it on Sunday night, heading over to Allstate Arena to check out the Rockford IceHogs against the Chicago Wolves before coming back to Chicago for the Hawks game. In the meantime, he had an interesting conversation with Hogs head coach Ted Dent about Brandon Pirri and Jeremy Morin’s mentality surrounding their status with the Hawks. [ESPN Chicago]
-Interested in following Chicago area-products Megan Bozek and Kendall Coyne as they try to bring home a gold medal for the women’s Olympic hockey team? Then here is a great list of all the people you should be following as the team gets ready to head to Sochi. [Second City Hockey]
-Duncan Keith has been praised as a Norris Trophy contender, but Chris Kuc has a different angle on his play this season, saying that he very well could be a huge determining factor in Team Canada’s chances at the Olympics. [Chicago Tribune]
-Finally, the boys over at The Committed Indian are raising money for Project Rescue, and you should definitely consider donating if you’re an animal lover (and if you’re interested in seeing Killion jump into a freezing cold Lake Michigan next week. [Real Fans Program]