On the Road Again

31 Jan

The Blackhawks kick off a nine game road trip in Vancouver tonight and guess who’s back?  No big deal.

Jonathan Toews suffered an injury to his left wrist on Jan. 21 vs. Nashville, then missed one game and the All-Star Weekend festivities.  Maybe he was just worried about getting picked so late again.

Captain Derpface.

Patrick Sharp, out since Jan 9 with a left wrist injury of his own, is making his way back into the lineup as well.  Sharp practiced yesterday for the first time since the injury and is “questionable” for tonight’s match. [link]

Can we get one of those posters in the background?

Brand new Blackhawk Brendan Morrison will play his first game tonight after being acquired from Calgary on Friday in exchange for d-man Brian Connolly.  Morrison played seven seasons as a Canuck, ending in ’08.  He’s been around the block since and now finds himself strengthening up the Center position in Chicago.

Eight of the Hawks’ nine road games are against Western Conference teams.  The Hawks are currently in 6th place, but can jump way up the playoff ladder with a strong run.

26 of the NHL’s 30 teams play tonight, which is why time zones were invented.  And why the Lightning are playing the Capitals, so I can watch that plus the Penguins, then start the Blackhawks.  Science really does make people’s lives better.

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5 Responses to “On the Road Again”

  1. AYF January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Hey Patrick Sharp! Are you reading The Magic Hockey Stick children’s book? That’s an awesome kid’s book about a girl whose parent’s accidently purchase Gretzky’s hockey stick at an auction. She uses the magic stick and becomes a scoring hero, but during the same time, Gretzky falls into a slump. As much as she loves having the stick, she returns it to the Great One.

    Thanks for the pics! Love those Hawks!

    • Lindsay January 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      Correct! Sharp visited a library and sent women’s hormones into a frenzy everywhere by reading to children. I actually teared up when he talked about his new baby. Ridiculous.

      If you haven’t already watched this video it’s a must-see: http://video.blackhawks.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=894&id=151833

      And YAY for Tazer’s return! Fingers crossed Jessica will survive it – she’s going to the game in Vancouver. In her Toews jersey. Brave woman.

      • Jess January 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

        I am and I will not survive! I have already been taking heat around the office for my gear. If amazingtimes happen and I live to tell the tale, I will keep all y’all posted!

        PS- HHHHHHGNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

  2. Jaime January 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I was so happy when I read the hawks’ tweet about this. I was quite worried that neither would be back for the game in Edmonton on Thursday.

  3. Cya January 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I LOVE when the Hawks play in the Pacific Time Zone. I can catch all the games live and don’t have to rely on the DVR. LIFE IS GOOD! Go Hawks!!

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