In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we look at the Chicago Blackhawks’ options on the blue line with Duncan Keith out of the lineup, what Joel Quenneville and his team think of the possibility of eliminating morning skates, and the weirdest rendition of Chelsea Dagger you’ll ever see.
- We start with Keith, who missed his first game of the season Thursday night as the Hawks beat the Florida Panthers. How will the team cope with his absence? Jay Zawaski weighs in. [CBS Chicago]
- Mark Lazerus opens up his mailbag to check out questions on Keith, the lack of production from Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews, and even how to soothe an angry baby. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Should the NHL eliminate the morning skate? Several teams are doing it, but Tracey Myers asked if the Blackhawks would be willing or interested in changing their daily routine. [CSN Chicago]
- When they selected Jonathan Toews with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Blackhawks changed their fundamental identity. [Chicago Tribune]
- Should the Blackhawks still be considered a contender for the Stanley Cup? At least one author thinks so. [Sports Quotient]
- Finally, have you ever wondered what “Chelsea Dagger” would sound like when played by a trumpet? How about if you added a handgun to the mix? Well, one intrepid Hawks fan found out. [Let’s Go Hawks]