Hawks Headlines: Teravainen Will “Get a Look” This Season

Also, Saad's versatility is helping him become an indispensable member of the Hawks

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In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at a notable player who could be making a trip across the pond to American shores sooner than we thought, another Hawk who is showing some serious versatility, and the resurgence of the team’s penalty killing unit.

  • We start with the big news from Tuesday concerning Finnish sensation Teuvo Teravainen. In a radio interview, head coach Joel Quenneville said that the team was preparing to give the 19-year old winger “a look” this season, but didn’t elaborate on what that meant. [Committed Indian]
  • In his NHL career, Brandon Saad has been asked to do a lot of things, and he has always risen to the challenge and achieved above and beyond what he’s been expected to do. [CSN Chicago]
  • Antti Raanta will get the start for the Blackhawks when they take the ice against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Quenneville had been planning on starting Raanta at some point this week, and it makes sense to go with the Finnish rookie against an Avs team that he has beaten earlier this year. [ESPN Chicago]
  • The Blackhawks had one of the worst penalty-killing percentages in the league for quite a while this season, but they’ve really begun to turn things around on that front. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Finally, even with the playoff implications that come with playing against a team like the Avalanche, the Blackhawks are trying their best to remain focused on the here and now. [Chicago Tribune]
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