Hawks Headlines: Foley Heads into Hockey Hall of Fame

Plus: Brad Richards celebrates a major NHL milestone.

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In this Monday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at a Chicago Blackhawks legend who will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame later today, which special guest was front and center at Brad Richards’ 1000th career NHL game on Sunday night and what former Hawks winger Eric Daze has been up to lately.

-We start out with broadcaster Pat Foley, who after 32 years behind the microphone will head into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday as he accepts the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award. Despite having to be in Toronto for the ceremony, Foley insisted on broadcasting Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Stars, saying there was “no chance” he was going to miss the game. [NHL.com]

-Brad Richards played in his 1000th career NHL game on Sunday night, and in the pregame ceremony honoring him, his five-week old son Luca was on the ice with Richards and his wife. [CSN Chicago]

-The Blackhawks have been burning through line combinations this season, but on Sunday, it seems like Joel Quenneville may have finally hit on the winning formula. [ESPN Chicago]

-Speaking of the Quenneville Line Blender 3000 (which unfortunately isn’t available in stores for holiday shopping), Adam Hess says that the Hawks’ coach needs to calm down with his tinkering and let his team develop some chemistry. [Second City Hockey]

-The Blackhawks have been honoring veterans on the ice during the National Anthem for quite a while now, and U.S. Marine Capt. Brandon Tole spoke to Michelle Groenke about the experience. [Chicago Tribune]

-Finally, former Blackhawks winger Eric Daze spoke to Neil Hayes about what it’s like to watch the Blackhawks’ ascent to greatness over the past few years, and whether or not he made the right decision to retire when he did. [Chicago Sun-Times]

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