I have been ignoring this, hoping it will go away. No such luck.
Jonathan Toews will miss his 5th straight game today. His “upper body” injury is believed to be related to a concussion [link], and rumor has it he hid the symptoms for a while. I can believe that, because you know he’s pissed.
JT also had a minor one-car vs. pole accident on Thursday [link]. He was uninjured and refused medical treatment. No one seems to have asked or said what caused the crash, so I’m going to assume he didn’t pass out behind the wheel due to concussion. Tazer probably got distracted by his own perfect face in the rear-view mirror and drove into the pole. That could happen to anyone (who’s looking at him).
The Hawks have lost 3 in a row, scoring only 2 goals in that stretch. Currently 7th in the West, they could move over idle San Jose with a win tonight at home vs. the Maple Leafs. Toronto has dropped their last 5 games to end a terrible February (4-9-0). This could be the break the Hawks need to get back on track – with 18 games left in the regular season, there’s no time to waste!
Get well, Jon. I cannot bear another of my favorite players being out with a head injury, unless you, Sid and Nicky are going to come over and make Funfetti cupcakes during the playoffs. Saying The Hawks need Jon is like says ‘water is wet’ or ‘Coke over Pepsi.’ How can you not love a guy that goes from this:
To this without even trying?