Hawk Talk: From the Dressing Room

Hawk Talk: From the Dressing Room

Sunday, March 28, 2010
11:39 P.M.

By Brett Ballantini
CSNChicago.com

A glimpse inside the dressing rooms after the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Blackhawks center John Madden

What isnt working? Long pause We need to play with more desperation.

I cant critique other players but myself...

Weve got a ways to go. We find our game for a night, and then lose it. Weve got to stay consistentthats our biggest challenge right now.

Every time we let a game slip away, time is running out. Losing and failing can get contagious.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook

Why were you and Duncan Keith split up on defense? You have to ask the coaches. Were here to play hockey and to win hockey games.

What about the power play at home? It hasnt been very good. I dont know what else you want to talk about with the power play.

Absolutely were running out of time. Weve gotta get back to our style of hockey. Weve gotta get back to work.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville

We havent had this type of stretch all year long, and everybody should be looking to improve and enhance their own game.
Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason

It was a great team effort tonight. Its very challenging to play a team like Chicago, especially in Chicago. My defensemen shut down most of their quality chances, Vermette had a couple of key plays late, and its nice to get out of here with two points.

Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek

Were playing way more confident these days. Were working together more like a team. I got three more points tonight and sometimes you dont know how you did itor superstitionally, you dont want to figure out how.

Blue Jackets center Antoine Vermette

Did you see me crash Marian Hossa across the back? I was like, Youre not scoring here, buddy.

Report: Blackhawks assistant Kevin Dineen a 'major candidate' for Avalanche coaching job

Report: Blackhawks assistant Kevin Dineen a 'major candidate' for Avalanche coaching job

The Colorado Avalanche are looking for a new head coach, and Blackhawks assistant Kevin Dineen is reportedly a "major candidate" to land the job, according to Mike Chambers and Terry Frei of The Denver Post.

Dineen, 52, has spent the last two seasons as Joel Quenneville's right-hand man, and helped guide the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup victory in 2015.

He previously served as the head coach for the Florida Panthers, where he went 56-62-28 in two and a half seasons with the team.

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Dineen is familiar with the Colorado area as well, playing collegiate hockey at the University of Denver from 1981-83. He scored 26 goals and 23 assists in 67 games across two seasons with the Pioneers, and was named captain as a sophomore.

Because he's under contract with the Blackhawks for the 2016-17 season, the Avalanche would have to seek permission to interview Dineen, and it's possible it already happened.

The Avalanche are looking to replace Patrick Roy after he resigned on Aug. 11 due to philosophical differences with management.

Roy was 130-92-24 in three years with the Avalanche, guiding his former club to a Central Division title in his first season but missing out on the playoffs the past two years.

Patrick Sharp, Paul Konerko take photo together at Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field

Patrick Sharp, Paul Konerko take photo together at Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field

Patrick Sharp is back in Chicago, and spent Saturday evening at Wrigley Field taking in the Pearl Jam concert, one of his favorite bands.

The former Blackhawks forward happened to bump into another fan-favorite athlete Chicago is well familiar with: Paul Konerko of the White Sox.

Together, the two of them have helped bring four championships to the city.

Sharp couldn't resist tweeting the photo Saturday night to document the moment:

Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin named best Russian player in 2015-16

Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin named best Russian player in 2015-16

Artemi Panarin is bringing home some more hardware after his stellar rookie campaign with the Blackhawks.

The 24-year-old winger was named the 2015-16 Kharlamov Trophy winner, given annually to the best Russian hockey player in the Kontinental Hockey League and National Hockey League. Panarin led the way with 15 first-place votes and 43 total.

Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin came in second followed by Metallurg's Sergei Mozyakin, Washington's Alex Ovechkin (a seven-time winner of the award) and Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov.

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Panarin ranked first among all NHL rookies in multiple categories last season, including goals (30), assists (47), points (77) and game-winning goals (7) in 80 regular-season games, which earned him the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.

He was presented the award over the weekend:

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The award is voted on by the committee of the Russian Hall of Fame, Russian hockey legends/veterans, a group of KHL general managers, members of the media and past winners.

Check out the full voting results here.