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Hawks Headlines: Versteeg Trying to Stay Positive

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Kris Versteeg (Getty)

The Chicago Blackhawks had a mixed weekend, grabbing three points in an overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens and a win over the Edmonton Oilers. We have all of your Hawks news, as well as a couple of other stories from around the league, in this Monday edition of Hawks Headlines.

  • We kick off the festivities with a story by Scott Powers, who says that the Blackhawks’ win over the Oilers got the team back on track. [ESPN Chicago]
  • Nick Leddy has been going through defensive partners like sports writers go through analogies, but he’s trying to make the most of it. [Daily Herald]
  • Kris Versteeg has been going through a big slump lately, and despite Joel Quenneville shuffling around lines to try to spark various players, it hasn’t worked yet. He is trying to keep a positive attitude about it though. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The Blackhawks’ offense scored five more goals on Sunday, and Jay Zawaski wrote an interesting piece putting their scoring success in perspective. [CBS Chicago]
  • A Chicago-based organization called the Quantum Institute is investigating the long-term effects of concussions, and Chris Block has a fascinating story about the group’s mission. [Third Man In]
  • Curious as to when Team USA will battle Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics? Then wonder no more, because the SB Nation crew has your full TV schedule here. [SB Nation]
  • We have our first firing in the NHL Central this season. Claude Noel was let go by the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He was replaced by former Hurricanes head coach Paul Maurice. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Finally, if you missed Patrick Kane’s own goal on Sunday night, then do yourself a favor and check it out. Tracey Myers also has the story about how Kane’s teammates were giving him grief after the game. [CSN Chicago]

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