Dave Bolland retweets Bettman comment

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Dave Bolland retweets Bettman comment

Some players have made some ugly comments about the NHL brass lately, be it in print, on radio or on Twitter.
And on Friday, Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland retweeted an ugly comment, which is just as bad.
Jonah Deschamps (@jdeschamps6) sent this tweet out, regarding NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, earlier on Friday:
@jdeschamps6: @DaveBolland can I get a RT for wanting Bettman dead?
It was an ugly message, for sure. But whats worse is, Bolland did retweet it. It was another case of a player speaking, tweeting or in this case, retweeting without thinking. Theres been a lot of that lately, from former Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg calling Bettman and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly cancers to Jeff ONeills tweet of Bettman, stop talking to the media. I wanna make whole in your head.
ONeill soon took that tweet down, blaming it on a hacker. Not surprisingly, Bollands retweet was also deleted not long after it was posted. (Side note: as of now, the fan has not erased his ugly tweet).
Some players have realized the error of their ways once they have read and thought about what they have said or retweeted. Theyd save themselves a lot of trouble if they thought before sending out their messages.

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This one featured a little bit of everything. So let’s just get to the Five Things to take from the Blackhawks’ victory over Vancouver.

1. Jonathan Toews breaks through. If the Blackhawks captain’s confidence was a little shaken with his lack of scoring this season, it should’ve gotten a boost with his Sunday outing. Toews’ goal and three assists were as big for him as they were the Blackhawks, who needed every bit of it late against the Canucks. In his last 12 games Toews has three goals and eight assists. He’s getting there. Said coach Joel Quenneville, “it seems like he was around the puck way more and when he does that, usually good things happen.”

2. Great start. This hasn’t been written very often but it was more than evident on Sunday night. If this wasn’t the Blackhawks’ best opening period of the season it was pretty close, as they broke out to a 2-0 lead against the Canucks. The Blackhawks, outside of a 3 ½-minute sequence without a shot on goal, were tenacious and ready to shoot, taking an 18-9 shots-on-goal edge in that first.

3. Corey Crawford rebounds. Quenneville considered Scott Darling for this game, an understandable thought with Darling coming off a 30-stop shutout. But he wanted Crawford to get back to where he was prior to his appendectomy, and Crawford took a step in that direction on Sunday night. In stopping 25 of 27 shots Crawford got his 18th victory of the season and 200th of his career. Quenneville said Crawford “looked like he was in control.”

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4. Michal Kempny’s tough stretch. When Kempny has been good this season he’s been very good. When he’s been bad... The defenseman was in the penalty box when the Canucks scored their first goal and he was beaten by Bo Horvat on the Canucks’ second goal. Kempny didn’t play the final 14 minutes of the game. Quenneville, who liked what Kempny brought on the team’s road trip, said Kempny just has to work through some things. “Coverage with awareness and knowing sometimes it’s man coverage, sometimes it’s playing the puck and clearing the loose stuff,” Quenneville said. “Defenseman is a tough position as you’re growing and learning it, but the more you play the better you play and I still think he’s making progress.”

5. Brian Campbell gets to keep No. 500 this time. Campbell thought he had his 500th point against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night but it was taken away. Well he got it back on Sunday night, setting up Richard Panik’s 11th goal of the season in the first period.