Hawks Headlines: Toews Collects More Hardware in Sochi

As Hawks prepare to resume season, we catch up on how things have been going over the break

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As the Chicago Blackhawks make their way back from Sochi and other parts of the world following the Olympic break, we here at Madhouse Enforcer are eager to welcome them back to the NHL with this edition of Hawks Headlines.

- Could the Chicago Blackhawks knock off Team Canada? It’s a question that seems like it’d be simple to answer (no, they couldn’t), but there are other factors that need to be considered besides simply looking at the talent level of the two squads. [Chicago Magazine]

- After the thrilling Vancouver Olympics in 2010, it seemed inevitable that there would be a letdown in terms of Olympic hockey in Russia. In the eyes of Sam Fels, that was certainly the case. [Committed Indian]

- Want to see Corey Crawford’s mask that he’ll be wearing for the Stadium Series game at Soldier Field? Then here’s your link to see it. [CSN Chicago]

- Joel Quenneville has been very easy-going when it comes to holding practices and skates this season, and he will not be changing that strategy as the team returns from their Olympic break. [ESPN Chicago]

- Want some advanced statistics on how Team USA was dominated by Canada in Sochi? Our pal Jen has you covered. [Second City Hockey]

- Two Stanley Cups. A Conn Smythe Trophy. A Selke. Two Olympic gold medals. If there’s one guy on the Blackhawks who has a Midas touch, it is certainly Jonathan Toews. [Chicago Sun-Times]

- Toews and Duncan Keith both have two gold medals to their credit with their team’s 3-0 win over Sweden on Sunday in Sochi, and as Chris Kuc reports, it was truly another golden moment for the elite duo of Blackhawks. [Chicago Tribune]

- Finally, the Rockford IceHogs seem dedicated to repeating their hot streak to close out last season, as they have racked up points in nine consecutive games. [Third Man In]

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