Nhl — Chris Chelios Never Wanted To Leave The Chicago Blackhawks – Espn

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I don’t know how I can put it simpler. Things are going bad here, but I’m not the type of player who is going to quit or ask to be traded. My heart is in Chicago and it’s always going to be in Chicago.” What the media didn’t know — and something that I didn’t tell them — was that I had a handshake no-trade agreement with Mr. Wirtz. He told me he would not trade me during the duration of the contract. My situation changed in February when (then-general manager Bob) Murray told the Chicago Tribune that my existing contract was negotiated under the belief that it would be “my last contract with the Hawks.” Seeing that in print stunned both me and my agents. Although Murray hedged and said he might reconsider if I played well in 2000, he made it sound as if that was a long shot rather than a realistic possibility. It wasn’t as if I was playing poorly. I was playing 27 minutes per game for the NHL’s third-worst defensive team, and I was minus-4. Just three years before I had won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. Only two years before, I was a second-team NHL All-Star, meaning I was considered among the NHL’s top four defensemen. Even if the organization wanted to go in a different direction, couldn’t the Blackhawks have treated me with more respect near the end of my time? source: http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/11892627/nhl-chris-chelios-never-wanted-leave-chicago-blackhawks

Vancouver Canucks beat visiting Chicago Blackhawks | Hockey | The Seattle Times

The Associated Press Post a comment VANCOUVER, B.C. Jannik Hansen scored the first hat trick of his career Sunday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Radim Vrbata had the other goal for the Canucks and Ryan Miller made 24 saves to get the victory as Vancouver (14-6-1) celebrated assistant captain Daniel Sedins 1,000th league game in style. Bo Horvat had his first three NHL assists, while Derek Dorsett added two assists. Corey Crawford finished with 26 stops for Chicago (12-8-1) in the loss. After giving Vancouver a 1-0 lead in the first period, Hansen snapped a 1-1 tie with his fourth goal in the last three games at 6:24 of the third. Dorsett chipped the puck down the boards into the Chicago zone before directing a shot toward the goal that Hansen deflected into the top corner for his eighth goal of the season. Before Hansens second goal, Nick Bonino had a great chance to give the Canucks the lead about five minutes into the third period. But his shot from the side of a wide-open net hit the far post and stayed out. Chicago had a power play with about eight minutes left in the third, but Vancouvers penalty kill was effective. The Blackhawks, playing their second of a back-to-back and third game in four nights, pressed for the tie late, but was caught out on a rush when Vrbata scored his 10th of the season at 17:36. Hansen then won a race for the puck and scored into an empty net with 43 seconds left for the hat trick. source: http://seattletimes.com/html/hockey/2025088015_nhl24xml.html?syndication=rss

NHL Three Stars: Tarasenko wins in OT; Miller shuts out another | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

That must be a requirement for the Iron Man in the NHL, since Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano is now the NHL’s Iron Man leader. 2. If not for Dustin Tokarski , the Canadiens could’ve been blown out of Madison Square Garden by an even worse margin. On a night when five different Rangers scored and the Canadiens failed to put up much of a fight against Henrik Lundqvist , Montreal’s netminder happened to be their best player. 3. Bo Horvat probably belongs in the NHL already. The young rookie carved out an important niche for himself on Sunday for the Canucks, leading all players in the faceoff dot. Sure, it’s not the glitziest skill. But faceoffs are notoriously difficult for young players to handle (even budding star Tyler Seguin struggles with them in Dallas), so Horvat might have just kept himself in the NHL for good. Of course, he also set up a pair of goals. Impact Moment If Mike Smith didn’t fall on his butt the Coyotes might have been in a tie game in the third period instead of fighting against a 2-1 deficit. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/11/24/7273811/2014-nhl-scores-rangers-canadiens-canucks-blackhawks

NHL scores 2014: Canucks shut down Blackhawks, Rangers rout Canadiens – SBNation.com

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2 Star: Tyler Ennis , Buffalo Sabres Its possible Ennis is actually a leprechaun. How else to explain the incredible luck he had in scoring a goal of the year candidate and then setting up Matt Moulsons game-winner with a shot off the glass that ended up being a layup? The Sabres won, 2-1. No. 3 Star: Ryan Miller , Vancouver Canucks Miller pitched his second straight shutout, making 31 saves in a 5-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets that was closer than the score would indicate. Honorable Mention: Rick Nash scored goal No. 16, Marty St. Louis hit 1,000 career points and Cam Talbot made 26 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers . Patrick Kane scored twice and the Chicago Blackhawks peppered Fredrik Andersen with 37 shots in their 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks . Matt Niskanen had three assists and Alex Ovechkin scored goal No. 12 in their 5-2 win over the New York Islanders . Tuukka Rask made 36 saves and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist in the Boston Bruins 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets . source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-three-stars–tarasenko-wins-in-ot–miller-shuts-out-another-054447680.html

 

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