Word on the Street: Versteeg to Philly?

Word on the Street: Versteeg to Philly?

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
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Versteeg to Philly?

The Blackhawks-Flyers rivalry hasn't been all that heated until the two teams met on hockey's biggest stage in vying for the Stanley Cup last spring. However, that rivalry may be turning a bit more sour as Philadelphia has officially acquired Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for two draft picks.

Versteeg was an integral part of the Blackhawks squad that topped Philly last season, but was also part of the Chicago roster makeover during the summer that saw several key players leave the Windy City. (CSNPhilly.com)

Tice not going to Titans anytime soon

The Titans faxed a formal request to the Chicago Bears to interview assistant coach Mike Tice for the vacant offensive coordinator position in Tennessee. The Bears denied that request Monday, ensuring Tice will remain as the offensive line coach for the Monsters of the Midway for at least one more season. (Chicago Tribune)

Could your favorite Hawk be on the move?

With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, the Chicago Blackhawks could be making some moves, but some players may be easier to swap than others.

MidwestSportsFans.com broke down five Blackhawks who may very well be on the move over the next couple of weeks, including Dave Bolland and Brent Seabrook. (MidwestSportsFans.com)

Notre Dame QB Montana headed to Montana

Nate Montana, the son of legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana, has officially left Notre Dame and enrolled at the University of Montana. There were rumors Montana would be headed to a new school and since he was enrolled at Montana by last Friday, he is eligible to participate in spring practice and play this fall. (Chicago Tribune)

Cubs, Smokies will be tied together through '14

The Chicago Cubs have extended their affiliation with the Tennessee Smokies through the 2014 season. The Smokies are currently the Cubs' Double-A affiliate and have been since they joined the organization in 2007 after spending two years with the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Chicago Tribune)

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Here are some of the headlines from yesterday's busy day in Chicago sports:

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Chris Sale starts for White Sox against Rays tonight on CSN+

Wade in Bulls jersey: same material, different reality

Jay Cutler remaining Bears starter not assured when he returns from thumb injury

Blackhawks: Keith unlikely to play first four preseason games

Kyle Hendricks, Kris Bryant help transform Cubs into 100-win team

James Shields gets first win in two months as White Sox beat Rays

Bulls begin 'necessary' new era by creating a culture 'to take steps forward'

What Cubs need to see during finals week before playoff test

Five things to watch during Bulls’ training camp

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

The Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Catch first pitch at 6 p.m. with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (10-8, 3.39 ERA) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (3-6, 4.85 ERA)

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