After Sidney Crosby spoke with the media about his concussion, Jonathan Toews went on the record with his own opinion on hits to the head:
“Obviously with the rule changes you can debate there until you’re blue in the face,” said Toews. “I think you see the same situations come up over and over. A guy will be cutting across the middle and get hit from the blind side where they have no idea if the guy’s coming or not. I think that’s just a question of respect.
“Sometimes avoiding head injuries altogether are pretty much impossible but the big ones, the lasting ones, seem to be from those dangerous hits in the middle of the ice. Those are the ones players need to have a little more respect and put themselves in those shoes and be like, ‘You know what, if I do it to someone, it can easily happen to me.’ We have to protect each other in a certain way.”
In lighter news, Toews unwittingly taught a child to keep his head on a swivel.
After the jump, read some new news on some old teammates.
In unemployed former Blackhawks players news, Ryan Johnson is still wondering why the Blackhawks let him go, while Marty Turco isn’t ready to retire just yet. Good luck to both of these guys, wherever they end up.
Finally, Steve Montador talked to chicagoblackhawks.com about his summer:
What did you do this summer?
Shortly after the season ended, I traveled to Europe and the Middle East with a teammate and friend of mine. Along the way, at the Rome Masters Final, I watched [Maria] Sharapova beat [Samantha] Stosur, and sitting right beside me—randomly, in that 15,000-seat building—was Duncan Keith. Being able to do all that traveling, having a vacation like that and, certainly, ending up next to Duncan, was pretty unique, so the trip was a pretty good experience overall.
I also went to New York once, Boston once and Washington once, for a day or a couple of days, and spent time at the cottage or in Toronto.
What, no mention of the missing wallet?