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Scott King is the co-host of WGN Radio’s “Blackhawks Crazy” podcast and a contributor to RedEye, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.

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  • Teravainen and TvR talk playing for Quenneville

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The initial shock of former Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s firing on Tuesday reached far beyond Chicago. Former Hawks and current Carolina Hurricanes players Teuvo Teravainen and Trevo van Riemsdyk, both 2015 Stanley Cup champs with Chicago, were also surprised by the news and will face their former team Thursday night in Chicago. “I saw the news,” Teravainen said. “It’s kind of a little surprising. He’s a great coach and I had a good time with him […]

  • Blackhawks fire Quenneville

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Tuesday morning the Blackhawks announced they “relieved” Joel Quenneville of his coaching duties. “I think there’s a lot of different emotions that you kind of go through when something like that happens,” Patrick Kane said. “It was a tough day for everyone.” Quenneville leaves Chicago the second-winningest head coach in Blackhawks history, registering a record of 452-249-96 in 797 games since 2008. He owns the best playoff record in franchise history, compiling a record of 76-52 […]

  • Blackhawks heading out for Western Canada trip

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks (6-3-3) will be heading out to Western Canada for a three-game road trip. First up, the Hawks play the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, then the Edmonton Oilers Thursday and the Calgary Flames Saturday. The team returns to the United Center to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, Nov. 8. “I was watching them a little bit last night,” Patrick Kane, the league’s leading goal-scorer (11) said of the Canucks. “They play pretty hard. […]

  • Is red-hot Kane’s line taking shape?

    By Scott King @ScottKingMedia Patrick Kane extended his point streak to six games with an assist on Brent Seabrook’s goal on a 5-on-3 power play in Sunday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Kane has six goals and four assists in the point streak and 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) in the Blackhawks first 12 games this season. “I mean, he’s one of the best passers in the world, so when he’s got the puck on his stick, […]

  • Rookie defenseman Jokiharju still going strong for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It’s been 10 games and after a strong start to the season, we’re no longer talking about Blackhawks rookie Henri Jokiharju. The defenseman got lost in the shuffle of Corey Crawford, Brandon Saad and the usual Patrick Kane story lines. We might not also be talking about him because you often don’t notice NHL defensemen when they don’t make mistakes. Jokiharju has six assists and a +/- rating of +5 in his first 10 NHL games. […]

  • Patrick Kane looks to extend hot start vs. Rangers

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Patrick Kane will look to build off his career best eight goals in the first nine games of the season tonight when the New York Rangers visit the United Center. Kane is eighth in the NHL with 13 points (eight goals, five assists). Five of his goals have come in the third period and he’s earned a point in all but one game this season. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was stunned to learn it was pretty […]

  • Corey Crawford’s form was a win in Blackhawks 4-1 loss

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Thursday was finally the night for Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford. After battling back from last season’s concussion, Crawford determined he was ready to return to the Hawks’ net for the first time since December 23. The goalie made 27 saves on 30 shots in his season debut in the Blackhawks 4-1 loss to the visiting Arizona Coyotes. “It was nice,” Crawford said. “It was great to come back and hear our fans and be standing out […]

  • Corey Crawford could make long-awaited return Thursday

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia For the past couple weeks, Thursday’s contest vs. the visiting Arizona Coyotes has been the game targeted for Corey Crawford (concussion symptoms) to make his return to the Blackhawks’ net. The two-time Stanley Cup champ last saw game competition on December 23 in New Jersey. Following Wednesday’s practice, Crawford said he will decide if he’s playing after Thursday’s morning skate, but the plan is for him to be in net. “I’m sure I’ll be a little […]

  • Duncan Keith to play 1,000th game Saturday

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Three-time Stanley Cup champion Duncan Keith will play in his 1,000th NHL game on Saturday when the Blackhawks (2-0-2) take on the St. Louis Blues (1-1-1) at the United Center. “It’s obviously a huge accomplishment,” the Blackhawks defenseman said. “I’m proud of it. More than anything I’m proud to be in the NHL this long and play with a lot of great players and a great organization for a great coach, just all the good players […]

  • Toews and Kane igniting Blackhawks offense to start season

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Despite the formerly impeccable undefeated Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews goal record taking a hit after Sunday’s 7-6 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kane and Toews are off to some start for the Blackhawks. That record, now 44-0-1, is how the Hawks fared the past 45 games the duo scored a goal in the same game. Toews is off to a career start in the team’s first three games (five goals, one assist). The […]