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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Patrick Kane & and the Kaner Shuffle on BHTV


You can watch the hilarious video at the Youtube channel for BHTV
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I made some gifs from the video, because it's priceless seeing so many of Pat's teammates trying to imitate is infamous dance moves!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane do a promo-commercial for Dell's new Streak

Enjoy the awkward, poor acting, but adorable Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in this 2 minute video.
Leave comments, on what you think of it!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kris Letang - Pittsburgh Magazine Scans!

I know this isn't Blackhawks related, but I'm going to start scanning interesting articles of interest to myself and maybe my viewers!

Pittsburgh Penguins' Defenseman Kris Letang was featured in a local magazine titled Pittsburgh Magazine for their November 2010 issue.

I scanned the article and have included images from the photoshoot for the spread with this post.
I hope you enjoy it - the article and photos were nicely done.

Hope you all have a great Halloween!





Photoshoot credit to Brian Cohen and Pittsburgh Magazine:








Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today's Morning skate interviews

Great match up tonight!
I hope my fellow Blackhawks fans from Chicago and all over the world can tune in on their television or computers to watch this game! Turco will be in the net for the Hawks tonight and as for Luongo, he had a shaking start Tuesday night in Minnesota. It will definitely be an interesting matchup between Turco and Luongo, but the Canucks may go with Cory Schneider who had 32 saves in his NHL victory Sunday night in 5-1 win over the Hurricanes.
Stats
6 GP 7
2 W 4
3 L 2
1 OT 1
5 P 9
0.417 P% 0.643
2.33 G/G 3.29
2.83 GA/G 2.86
25.0 PP% 28.0
78.6 PK% 88.5
29.8 S/G 30.7
30.3 SA/G 33.7
57.5 FO% 49.8

I wouldn't call this a completely even match up but it's two talented teams coming together.
The game wil be exciting, tense, and hopefully result in a win for the Blackhawks!

The Vancouver Canucks versus the Blackhawks at the United Center, game time is 8:00 PM Central (9 PM Eastern).
Here are the Morning Skate interviews:
Coach Q


Duncan Keith


Jonathan Toews


Patrick Kane

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kaner talks about his first "rookie" card and growing up in Buffalo

A short little piece on Patrick Kane's "real" rookie card and collecting now. Check it out after the jump.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ESPN Magazine scans - Patrick Kane

The latest issue of ESPN magazine features the 2011 NHL Season preview as well as hockey and winter sport related articles.
There was a great piece about Patrick Kane that I really enjoyed. It focused on about Pat's personality and how staying true to who he is without being polished like his peers Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews is a good and bad thing.
Enjoy it!


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vintage USA Network NHL advertisment!

This is pretty old but I love the classic jerseys and those of former NHL teams.
Found this Tumblr - http://anotherdayanotherdollarshort.tumblr.com/
The LA Kings jersey is very "Lakers" :D

Sunday, August 22, 2010

On Vacation!

I am on vacation in Pittsburgh so I have been a little busy to post blog updates.
I did do some hockey related events so I will write about those when I get a chance!
:D

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blackhawks star says he prays every night to 'become a better person'


Great article and interview by the Chicago Tribune on Patrick Kane. The piece was candid and honest with Pat. He talked about the cab-driver incident, time with the Stanley Cup and as well as the festivities around Buffalo. I hope you enjoy the read because I did !

Kane had fun-filled, sun-soaked and exhausting days Friday and Saturday as he crisscrossed Buffalo with hockey's most coveted prize. He took it to Niagara Falls, a hospital specializing in cancer treatment, a cemetery to visit the graves of relatives, a hockey rink and his favorite pizzeria, among other stops.

Beyond the reading, there was the discovery of an emotional and spiritual side to Kane, how fiercely loyal he is to friends and family and just how much he wants to be a good man.

"For the past year or so, I've been praying to God every night that he can help me become a better person and help me make a difference not only in sports, but in the world," Kane said Saturday before heading to Chicago, where he was scheduled to bring the Cup onstage at a Jimmy Buffett concert. "Whether that's helping one or two people out, that's what it is. If it's things like (visiting Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Friday), that's even better."

Kane wasn't shy to reveal how emotional he was during Saturday's visit to the graves of his two grandmothers and a family friend.

"I'm an emotional kid, I cried three times," Kane said. "It's just the way I am. I feel like I really have a big heart."

You can read the rest of the article here!

Kane's Party!


Here is the NHL.com video of Pat's party:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Picture Post: Pat's Day with the Cup!

There are over 50+ photos from today!
But here are some good ones:













Patrick Kane's Stanley Cup Visit to Buffalo - WGR550 pictures

Patrick Kane's day with the Stanley Cup!

Here are the links and media from today's festivities.


Pictures to follow! :D

Articles
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http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2010/08/kane-stanley-cup-get-all-wet-at-the-falls.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fbuffalonews%2Fsabres+%28Sabres+Edge%29

http://www.csnchicago.com/08/13/10/Hawk-Talk-Kane-brings-Stanley-Cup-to-Nia/landing_hawktalk_v3.html?blockID=289607&feedID=625

http://www.csnchicago.com/08/13/10/Hawk-Talk-Kane-brings-Stanley-Cup-to-Nia/landing_hawktalk_v3.html?blockID=289607&feedID=625

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/08/patrick-kanes-time-with-cup-starts-at-niagara-falls.html

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/live/2010/08/kane-brings-stanley-cup-to-wny.html

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=534054

http://www.wgr550.com/Patrick-Kane-s-Stanley-Cup-Visit-to-Buffalo/7906654

http://www.csnchicago.com/08/13/10/Hawk-Talk-Kane-gets-stuck-on-fire-engine/landing_hawktalk_v3.html?blockID=289607&feedID=666

Video:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/videobeta/247b0eb3-4435-4036-90c3-6fa777c808ed/Sports/Blackhawks-winger-Patrick-Kane

http://www.wkbw.com/home/Patrick-Kane-Brings-Cup-to-Buffalo-100523954.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b61eCwgNsEU&feature=player_embedded

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2010/08/kane-stanley-cup-get-all-wet-at-the-falls.html

http://skunkpost.com/news.sp?newsId=2985

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kaner with the cup update!

Pat will have the Stanley Cup friday in Buffalo.
Here is a direct quote from the blog post at NHL.com:
The hero of Game 6 is ready to celebrate what he made possible. Patrick Kane is bringing the Stanley Cup home to South Buffalo on Friday.

Kane, who was maybe the only person in the house that knew his hard-angled shot beat Michael Leighton for the Cup-winning goal, will receive the trophy at his parents house early Friday and spend the better part of a day and a half celebrating in the Buffalo region. Then, early Saturday evening, Kane and some of his buddies are boarding a private plane bound for Chicago because Kane and the Cup are invited guests to a Jimmy Buffet concert.

Kane will bring the Cup on stage during Margaritaville.

Beforehand, though, Kane's schedule is packed.

After receiving the Cup at his parents house Kane is bringing it to Niagara Falls for some cool pictures at Cave of the Winds. We needed to file insurance waivers just to join him there.

After about two hours at the Falls, Kane's entourage is heading to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where he and the Cup will visit with patients. Kane will then head to a photo opp at the construction site of a new medical building with some ironworkers whom his father is friendly with.

Kane will spend roughly two hours visiting with local police and fire officials and officers at the New Era Cap outlet in Buffalo. He will take more pictures and sign more autographs for Buffalo's finest.

From the cap store, Kane will head out to West Seneca to DJ Spinners, a roller hockey rink, where he and his buddies will play a game of floor hockey for the Cup. Kane told me they play there once a week in the summer.

From Spinners, Kane's entourage travels to Cheektowaga for his private party at Creekside Banquet Facility.

After putting in a full day Friday, Kane has several more hours with the Cup in Buffalo on Saturday before leaving for Chicago. He plans to take it to a cemetary to visit some family grave sites, plus to a rink and a pizza place. Those details are still being ironed out.

Follow Kane's time with the Cup right here on NHL.com.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Patrick Kane and the Cup Schedule for Saturday

Found this on a tumblr post, so I can't confirm it's accurate, I am still looking for a news source, but here is something:


8:30 am Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls State Parks for photo on the Hurricane Deck.
11 am Roswell Park, where Kane will visit patients.
12:30 pm Kane will meet and thank steelworkers for their painted tribute on the 6th floor beam at the Global Vascular Institute, under construction behind Buffalo General Hospital.
1:30-3:30 pm Buffalo Police and Fire members and families invited to see the cup at New Era Headquarters in downtown Buffalo.

Tazer and Kaner pic their ultimate hockey team for NHL2K11

From this article by Rocky Bonanno on NHL.com, the NHL11 game has a mode that allows you to play in a league. There are some serious AI's added to it and scenarios almost like The Sims, except you don't have to raise a family or worrying about feeding them. But this will definitely achieve what they want for the fans, which is a great, realistic experience of the game.


You assemble your team through a player card system, beginning with a starter pack that contains players from every league in hockey -- NHL, American Hockey League, Canadian Hockey League, and various European leagues -- logo and home and away uniforms, an arena to call your own, a coach, training, contracts, and more. With this starter pack, you are free to begin assembling your lines, managing your contracts, working on team chemistry, training your players, etc.


Wow, this is pretty sweet! I have played many sport games such as MLB10The Show, MLB2K Series, and Madden and I am curious as to see how NHL11 plays out. I am itching for a copy of this for Playstation 3 or Xbox 360!

Toews, Kane and Sedins choose their Ultimate Hockey Team for NHL 11.

Patrick Kane to get Stanley Cup on Friday

Buffalo is getting a gleaming visitor this week.

The Chicago Blackhawks said Monday and Patrick Kane Sr. confirmed today that the Stanley Cup is coming to town Friday, as Patrick Kane's turn to host the trophy has arrived. The Blackhawks' forward and South Buffalo native scored the Cup-winning goal in June, giving members of his organization their own day with the Cup this summer.

Kane Sr. had no information about his son's plans for the Cup but said a news release about the agenda is expected to be released today by the office of Congressman Brian Higgins.

The Cup has had a busy week already. Chicago goaltender Cristobal Huet, a Frenchman, took the trophy to the top of the Eiffel Tower on Monday. After the Cup's handlers haggled with Air France -- which, according to NHL.com, was going deny access to the trophy because of the airline's weight restrictions -- Lord Stanley's chalice made its way to Sweden.

Upon arriving there, Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson took the Cup to a childrens' hospital, a playground barbecue and a parade Tuesday.


http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2010/08/patrick-kane-to-get-stanley-cup-on-friday.html

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Patrick Kane gets the Stanley Cup Friday in Buffalo!

According to this report (Still looking for more local information on this) Pat will have the Cup on Friday in Buffalo!

WGR News Reporting
Lord Stanley's Cup will be arriving on Friday in Western New York for Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Here's a quick quote from the Chicago Tribune on what Kane wants to do with Lord Stanley's Cup:

"I am going to take it up to Niagara Falls and try to get some pictures. It is going to be really cool with Niagara Falls in the background."

Click here to read where the cup has been so far!

WGR - Sports Radio 550 will share more details with you as they become available.


I am checking some local Buffalo news stations for more info and will update this post when I find some new information!

Media Round up: Huet with the Stanley Cup in France!



Blackhawks TV uploaded some great videos from Huet's time with the Cup in France (One of my most favorite countries)!

A link to a video from a French article - (Google Translator)
*VID√ČO* La Coupe Stanley au sommet de la Tour Eiffel avec Cristobal Huet

The videos were very candid and fun, as is the characteristic of many of the Blackhawks TV Cup video coverage.
Huet is honored with a banner at his hometown rink.


Huet takes the Cup for a visit to his old rink.



Family and friends of Cristobal Huet gather to take pictures with the Stanley Cup in France.

http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74448

Cristobal Huet recieves the Stanley Cup for his day in France.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74452

Cristobal Huet brings the Stanley Cup to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74459

Huet talks about his time with Stanley Cup before it's Niklas Hjalmarsson's turn.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74460



Hedican hoists the Cup with Huet

Tom Hedican holds the Stanley Cup with his longtime friend and former student Cristobal Huet. Photo submitted.

North Bay's Tom Hedican got a chance to celebrate with the NHL goalie he helped discover.

Cristobal Huet invited his former goalie coach to his Stanley Cup celebration in Grenoble, France on Sunday.

Huet was the back-up netminder for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

"It was an absolute dream to see this humble guy receive the attention and credit he got from the people of France," said Hedican in an email to BayToday.ca.

Hedican has been credited with discovering the veteran goaltender in Switzerland and brought Huet to North Bay for a Hockeyville/Coach4Food autograph session in the spring of 2007.


Cristobal Huet's agent eyes new team
"It almost becomes a case that for him to remain in the NHL, there has to be a combination of either someone getting hurt or something unusual happening, opening the door," he said. "Short of that, you have to suck it up and find an alternative outside of the league."

Huet was 26-14-4 for Chicago with a 2.50 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage.

"It's been very difficult for him, but I give extremely high marks to Cristobal," Bartlett said. "It was difficult for him throughout last season [losing his starting role to Niemi], but he was the consummate team guy. He never brought any disappointment to the locker room. He's a character guy. I think Stan and the Blackhawks would reiterate what a terrific guy he is."


^I agree with Bartlett, Huet handled himself extremely well despite all the disappointment that fans felt from his performance. If this was any other sport such as MLB, I am not sure if the same player would be as classy or respectful to his teammate, especially if that player was a "star player" at his position.

Huet is awesome and I wish him the best!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Cup in Slovakia - Media roundup

Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky shared the Stanley Cup during its stay in Slovakia!
Blackhawks.nhl.tv put up many videos from the ceremonies and events including Hossa's knightship - congratulations what a great honor :D !

Here are some embedded clips and links to videos !


Marian Hossa is presented with a statue of his likeness while returning to Slovakia with the Stanley Cup.


Cup Champion Marian Hossa gets knighted in Slovakia.


Tomas Kopecky talks about the Stanley Cup reception in Slovakia.

Tomas Kopecky brings the Cup home to his childhood rink in Slovakia.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74431

Tomas Kopecky brings the Stanley Cup to the Mayor's Office in City Hall.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74437

Marian Hossa and his buddies play street hockey for the Stanley Cup in Slovakia.
http://blackhawks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=894&id=74441

Sunday, August 1, 2010

More Chicago Blackhawks Convention Media!

Blackhawks Convention: Complete coverage from second day of the convention - 7/31


Check out the sights and sounds from the 2010 Blackhawks Convention - 7/31

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blackhawks Convention Day 1!


Patrick Sharp hugs the Stanley Cup during player introductions at the opening of the Blackhawks fan convention on Friday night. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / July 30, 2010)

It was a busy Friday in Chicago for many Blackhawks fans who attended the Blackhawks Convention! Luckily, with social networking tools like twitter and Facebook as well as the Blackhawks and CSN streaming, I was able to enjoy the festivities from here in New York!

The HockeyBroad took some photos from the event as a summary blog post.

Credit picture to HockeyBroad

CSN interviews:
Patrick Kane


Jonathan Toews


Jonathan Toews greets the fans:


Patrick Kane lights the lamp to start the convention:


Cup Entrance:

Patrick Kane l