Tonight marks the second viewing of a Blackhawks classic since the NHL lockout began, and this time, Comcast SportsNet is taking viewers back to 1971. To help re-live the Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull era, insider Tracey Myers spoke with Mikita about his experiences with the team, including what it was like to be alongside seven other future Hall of Fame inductees in Chicago.
In addition, Blackhawks historian Bob Verdi also takes a look back on the historical game between Chicago and Toronto. Here's a preview of Verdi's article on the Blackhawks' website, which also details important facts about the 1971 team:
Do not adjust your television set, because the program you are about to watch will not be broadcast in color.
But dont touch that dial, either. Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito star in throwback theater when Comcast SportsNet presents another edition of Chicago Blackhawks Classics at 7 p.m. Friday:
Blackhawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs in Maple Leaf Gardens, Dec. 11, 1971. Its a must-see in black and white, an Original Six matchup featuring eight future Hall of Famers, including the aforementioned three icons, now ambassadors for the Blackhawks.
You can read all of Verdi's article on the Blackhawks' website.
Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?
Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.
"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."
But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.
"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."
Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."
See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.
Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.
The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.
But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.
In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.
Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.
Take a listen below: