Familiar territory for Quenneville

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Familiar territory for Quenneville

Climbing out of a deep playoff-series hole isn't new for the Blackhawks, who were down 3-0 to the Vancouver Canucks last year before losing in overtime of Game 7.

It's particularly familiar territory for head coach Joel Quenneville, and the similarities this postseason don't stop at simply a major comeback.

Back in 1999, Quenneville was the head coach of the St. Louis Blues who fell behind the Coyotes 3-1 in the series. They stormed all the way back to win Game 7 and advance. Granted, the cast of characters is much different. Jamal Mayers was a member of that Blues team and Shane Doan was with Phoenix at the time, but that's it.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune does a nice job of looking at similar comments made by Quenneville in each instance and tracked down another former Blue to compare the situations. Check out his column by clicking here.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

David Kaplan hosts this episode of SportsTalk Live and is joined by Chris Rongey (670 The Score), Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Chris Emma (670 The Score).

They debate whether or not the Bulls should make a run at signing Chris Bosh this coming off-season.

They also ask "O Captain, Where Art Thou?" and wonder what is behind Toews's dip in production this season. Finally, they discuss who is the best QB playing this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Listen to the episode at this link or below in the embedded player:

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Duncan Keith isn't quitting his day job anytime soon, but maybe he can moonlight as a Russian singer.

Artemi Panarin — Keith's Blackhawks teammate and a native of Korkino, Russia — posted an Instagram video Friday of Keith signing along to a song called "Gop-Stop:"

Канадский #розенбаум 😂 Canadian #singer @dk_2_

A video posted by @artemiypanarin on

Here's the YouTube video of the song, which is a famous Russian gangster song:

This is exactly what social media was made for: Bringing worlds together for the amusement and entertainment of others.

Also, hat/tip to Keith for his quality singing/rapping skills.