When Patrick Kane made Deadspin headlines for his Cinco de Mayo celebrating earlier this month, the Chicago Blackhawks got quiet, refusing to comment on it.
On Tuesday, general manager Stan Bowman, albeit briefly, did.
The Blackhawks have handled Kanes situation internally, Bowman said on Tuesday, who chose not to discuss the matter much further.
Obviously were aware of it, we followed it closely, Bowman said via conference call. Its one of those things we discussed with Patrick, weve handled it internally. Were disappointed with how it played out and Patricks aware of that. But its a private matter and Im not going to comment further.
Kanes weekend celebration was a very public one; the Blackhawks forward showed up to the Madison, Wis. celebration sporting a T-shirt with a picture of his infamous limo ride on the back. Deadspin had several photos of Kane at parties and bars there. A few days later, anonymous witnesses claimed Kane had shouted anti-semetic remarks and choked a girl. But there have been no substantiated reports, or charges, for any of that.
In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.
The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.
First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.
Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.
Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.
He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?
Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.
The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes? They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.
They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.
Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.