Blackhawks continue fight with matchup vs. Ducks

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Blackhawks continue fight with matchup vs. Ducks

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Posted: 12:00 PMBy Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have said it several times lately. Every game is big. But its arguable that this one may be their biggest yet.

When the Blackhawks host the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center tonight, itll be the last time they face a Western Conference foe thats in the same bunch as they are among the final four playoff spots. As the Ducks continue on their road trip, they play a Blackhawks team that has won six consecutive home games.

But for the seventh-seeded Blackhawks, dazzling the home fans takes a backseat to getting two crucial points.

We want to put on a show but we have to play simple hockey, forward Troy Brouwer said. We control where we want to be and this is the last time we play a team thats this clumped together with us.

The Blackhawks have gone back and forth from fifth to seventh in this recent stretch. The Ducks are one point (87) and one spot (eighth) behind them.

Obviously the implications of the game, this could shape up to be the two most valuable points of the year, coach Joel Quenneville said. Thats got to be the way we prepare, the way we have to play and we have to be excited about it.

Meanwhile, Dave Bollands (concussion) status remains the same, as he is doing the minimal as far as workouts, Quenneville said.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

Watch: Huskers' Tim Miles flies with Blue Angels, almost vomits

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Watch: Huskers' Tim Miles flies with Blue Angels, almost vomits

Well, it's going to be pretty difficult for college basketball to top this line this offseason.

"It's all dry heave, I can't puke."

Nebraska head basketball coach Tim Miles took a ride with the Blue Angels, a very cool and surely very frightening experience, and the fine folks with the Huskers were good enough to post a video of Miles' flight.

While watching the coach experience the take off and the rolls is very cool, there's perhaps no more entertaining moment than when he reaches for the barf bag.

Check it out:

Miles is without a doubt the Big Ten's funniest coach. No wonder he produced this kind of moment.

Great flight, coach!

Jerry Reinsdorf to be next featured guest on "Inside Look"

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Jerry Reinsdorf to be next featured guest on "Inside Look"

“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien, featuring Jerry Reinsdorf to debut Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM CT

CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips

Chicago, IL (May 5, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac

Debuting Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago Bulls & White Sox Chairman/Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 inductee JERRY REINSDORF.  Since Reinsdorf’s purchase of the Chicago Bulls in 1985, the Bulls won six world championships and became one of the most iconic teams in the history of sports. In addition, Reinsdorf has done extensive charitable work to benefit the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District and was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service for leading the philanthropic outreach of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls Charities.

In this edition of “Inside Look,” Reinsdorf discusses his life in pro basketball which includes candid discussion about the honor of entering the Hall, his fondest Bulls moments, along with his thoughts on those individuals who he considers being the key factors in his NBA success story, including Michael Jordan and former Bulls GM Jerry Krause. 

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV.  Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet.  Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Jerry Reinsdorf on the following dates/times: Fri , May 13 at 9:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Sat, May 14 at 8:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Sun, May 15 at NOON - Wed, May 18 at 12:30 PM - Thu, May 19 at 4:00 PM - Fri, May 20 at 1:00 PM (on CSN+HD) - Sat, May 21 at 2:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Tue, May 24 at 4:00 PM - Thu, May 26 at 1:00 PM - Fri, May 27 at 5:00 PM & Sat, May 31 at 5:30 PM (on CSN+HD). (Schedule subject to change).

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Jerry Reinsdorf presented by Cadillac premiering Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:

Reinsdorf on entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

“I don’t look at it as my entering.  I think I am the representative of a lot of people.  I am really the front guy.  I pick people and put them in their jobs and, if I do my job right and if they do their job right, I get a lot of credit…and if they don’t, I get ripped.”

Reinsdorf on Michael Jordan:

“No one knew what was coming.  I didn’t know what was coming.  No one knew what Michael Jordan was going to be.  I think if they had known what Michael Jordan was going to turn out to be, I don’t think they would not have sold the team.”

Reinsdorf on Jerry Krause:

“Jerry Krause was the genius that put this organization together.  He had Michael…he doesn’t get credit for drafting Michael, but you have to put the right pieces around him.  The single biggest move he made was trading Charles Oakley for Bill Cartwright.  I don’t think we win the first couple championships without Bill Cartwright.  Jerry Krause certainly belongs in the Hall of Fame for what he did.  In fact, I would not be going into the Hall of Fame if it weren’t for Jerry Krause.”

Reinsdorf on who he will be thinking about during his Hall of Fame speech:

“I will be thinking about Jerry Krause and (former Bulls Executive VP-Business Operations) Steve Schanwald and Michael and Scottie (Pippen) and Phil (Jackson) and the fans of Chicago. You have to remember the fans of Chicago supported us when we were bad.  During the period after Michael left, we weren’t in the playoffs for seven years or so and we led the team in attendance, not every year, but the aggregate.  So, I will be thinking about the fans of Chicago and how happy the Bulls make them.”

Weekly Cubs, White Sox Minor League Report

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Weekly Cubs, White Sox Minor League Report

Each week, CSNChicago.com goes down on the farm for a minor-league report from both the Cubs and White Sox system, presented by Service King.

CUBS

Willson Contreras and Albert Almora are making headlines for the Cubs' system, as both players are off to fantastic starts with Triple-A Iowa.

Contreras drew four walks and was hit by a pitch Wednesday and now has a ridiculous .448 on-base percentage this season. Almora is hitting .310 with four doubles, three homers and three steals, picking up where he left off after finishing 2015 on a serious hot streak.

But neither player has done enough to earn a call-up to The Show with Cubs catcher Miguel Montero (back) and outfielder Matt Szczur (hamstring) landing on the disabled list recently.

Watch for possible debuts from Contreras and Almora later in the season.

John Williamson isn't a household name in the Cubs' system, but the pitcher has some serious rap skills and we should be seeing more of him later in the year, too (at least with more Cubs-centric raps).

WHITE SOX

With White Sox top prospect Tim Anderson hitting just .229 with a .513 OPS, Danny Hayes might be the best story on Triple-A Charlotte.

Hayes - who ironically shares the same name with CSNChicago.com White Sox Insider Dan Hayes - is tearing up Triple-A pitching to the tune of .298/.394/.579.

The 25-year-old first baseman and designated hitter was a 13th-round pick of the Sox back in 2013 and posted an OPS of .748 with Double-A Birmingham in 129 games last season.

Hayes is currently blocked at first by Jose Abreu, but if the Sox need another left-handed DH option down the line, maybe CSNChicago.com's Hayes will get a chance at covering the White Sox Hayes.