The Chicago Blackhawks got back to work with a practice on Monday as they prepare for the resumption of their schedule on Thursday night in the Big Apple. With that in mind, there are several players to keep an eye on after the Olympic break concludes, and we take a look at their stories in this edition of Hawks Headlines.
-Now that the Olympics are over, it’s time for the Blackhawks to get back to the task at hand, writes Sam Fels. [Committed Indian]
-Canada’s Olympic win may have been impressive in just about every way possible, but it very well could be the last time that NHL players play on the world’s biggest stage. [Daily Herald]
-Despite the physical toll that the 10 Blackhawks who participated in the Sochi Olympics had to endure, the emotional high they got from doing so outweighs the pain. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-The Olympic break gave Bryan Bickell some much needed time to rest up and get his mind right, and the forward is looking forward to showing head coach Joel Quenneville that he should still be suiting up every night for the Hawks. [CSN Chicago]
-Speaking of Blackhawks that are settling in, Peter Regin, who the Blackhawks acquired just before the Olympic break, is settling in with his new teammates, writes Scott Powers. [ESPN Chicago]
-You know who’s great? Jonathan Toews, and Randy Holt is here to remind you of that in case you forgot. [Second City Hockey]
-Finally, Michal Rozsival was the only Blackhawks Olympian on the ice at Monday’s practice, and he is eager to lock down the sixth defenseman spot for the Hawks moving forward. [Chicago Tribune]