Hawks Headlines: Streak Talk, Patrick Kane’s Road to Maturity

Midseason Awards also handed out, and much more

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Madhouse Enforcer is proud to present Hawks Headlines, a series of posts designed to track down the latest news surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks. We’ll also have random videos and stories that can be found around the web, so if you’re ever wanting to get your Hawks fix, look no further than right here.

  • It’s the story that simply won’t die. ESPN keeps hammering away at this Blackhawks vs. Miami Heat streak debate, so people keep writing and talking about it. Wayne Gretzky has even weighed in, joining Tom Waddle and Mark Silverman’s show on ESPN Chicago radio. [Sherman Report]
  • Speaking of stories that won’t die, Stephen A. Smith’s anti-hockey nonsense is still being debated. Sebastian Egerton-Read has a pretty bold take on it:

    “Frankly, I agree with Smith when he says that the streaks are not comparable right now. The fact is that the Chicago Blackhawks’ current run is head and shoulders more impressive than the Miami Heat’s from every single perspective.”

    Tell us how you really feel, Seb. [The Hockey Writers]
  • One last article about the Blackhawks’ points streak. Greg Wyshynski dug into the NHL rule book and discovered that in order to beat the 1979-1980 Philadelphia Flyers’ 35-game streak, the Hawks would have to get points in every game through April 4th against St. Louis. That is because the six games they got points in to conclude last year won’t count towards it.

    Somewhere, Tiger Woods is nodding his head knowingly. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Kevin Allen always brings the heat with his posts, and his piece about Patrick Kane is no exception. He delves into how Stan Bowman helped Kane get past the party boy lifestyle that had defined him, and also gets Kane’s take on what has made his season a success. [USA Today]
  • Scott Powers issued his midseason awards for the Hawks and, not surprisingly, decided to give Jonathan Toews his own trophy. [ESPN]
  • Finally, Chris Block had a truly terrific piece that appeared in the Committed Indian on Tuesday night. He profiles Blackhawks prospect Ben Smith, who has suffered a string of misfortune every time he comes close to leaving the Rockford IceHogs behind. Smith, however, has stayed positive, and you don’t have a heart if you aren’t pulling for him to get back to the big leagues. [Third Man In]
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