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Hawks honor Chris Chelios on heritage night


Hawks honor Chris Chelios on heritage night

Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
9:02 PM
By Tracey Myers

Chris Chelios was hearing a mix of cheers and boos as he addressed the crowd at his Heritage Night on Friday. Not surprisingly, he knew the right thing to say.

Come on, folks, lets let bygones be bygones, said the former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, as the applause drowned out the boos.

Chelios was honored with a video montage before taking the ice with his family and fellow former Blackhawks including Jeremy Roenick, Tony Esposito and Denis Savard.

Chelios talked at intermission about the response.

Maybe I shouldve waited 10 more years, Chelios said. Everyone had convinced me for the past two months that it wasnt going to happen and it did. Its the whole Detroit-Chicago thing. I still work for the Red Wings, which is probably in the back of their minds. Im still one of their own and theyre going to have to deal with that. Im still proud that I grew up here, had the long career and the Cups. For a kid coming from Chicago, not too many have accomplished what Ive done.

Chelios, who was at the Blackhawks Cup parade this summer, said its great to see whats happening here now and the league needed this. They needed (the Blackhawks) to be more competitive, and now theyre there.

Tracey Myers is's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

Where does Patrick Kane rank among Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-18 season?


Where does Patrick Kane rank among Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-18 season?

Patrick Kane is among the Hart Trophy candidates for the 2017-18 season, but what are his early odds to reclaim the title?

The 28-year-old Blackhawks star followed up an 106-point campaign in which he became the first American-born player to win the Art Ross and Hart Trophy by finishing tied for second in the NHL with 89 points last season.

But he's facing some tougher odds going into this year.

Bovada revelead Wednesday that Connor McDavid is the front-runner to repeat at 3/2 odds, followed by Sidney Crosby (5/2), Auston Matthews (17/2) and Alex Ovechkin (9/1). Kane ranks fifth at 14/1.

Here's the rest of the list:

  • Vladimir Tarasenko: 15/1
  • Evgeni Malkin: 16/1
  • Carey Price, John Tavares: 20/1
  • Jamie Benn, Steven Stamkos: 25/1
  • Erik Karlsson, Nikita Kucherov: 33/1
  • Jack Eichel, Ryan Getzlaf, Patrik Laine, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin: 50/1
  • Nicklas Backstrom, Brent Burns, Braden Holtby, Phil Kessel, Artemi Panarin, Joe Pavelski: 60/1

A couple solid value picks would be Karlsson at 33/1 and Burns at 60/1, both of whom made strong cases to be in that conversation last year as defensemen.

You'll also notice Panarin as a darkhorse candidate. It will be interesting to see how Kane and Panarin fare without each other in the prime of their careers. Who knows, maybe they'll be sharing the stage together as finalists in Las Vegas next June.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Bryan Bickell on journey with Blackhawks, battling MS


Hawks Talk Podcast: Bryan Bickell on journey with Blackhawks, battling MS

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Bryan Bickell sits down with Pat Boyle and they discuss the retired player's journey to the NHL, which included being an Ottawa clubhouse assistant where he met future teammate, Marian Hossa.

Bickell admits when he finally knew he was a regular in the NHL, his incredible 2013 postseason performance and the historic 17 seconds in Boston.

Finally, Bryan gets emotional when discussing his MS diagnosis, his shootout goal in his final NHL game, and how his wife Amanda has been at his side throughout his entire hockey career.

Listen to the Hawks Talk Podcast below: