- The Blackhawks take on the Florida Panthers tonight at 7:30pm. Previews: NHL.com, Committed Indians, Chicago Tribune, CSN Chicago, Cheer The Anthem
- Hey, did you know they have five ex-Blackhawks on their roster, as well as Dale Tallon as their GM? Huh, huh, did you, huh?
“It’s more than just another game. That place was close to me and a lot of players in this room,” Versteeg lamented. “It’s something I’ve been looking forward to. I want to see the banner, one a lot of us didn’t get to see get raised. I still haven’t seen it.” (CSN Chicago)
- Remember when we got Michael Frolik for Jack Skille? Good times. I mean, it’s not like Frolik is scoring, but at least he knows how to backcheck like a mofo.
- Anyway, Ray Emery will be in net for the Blackhawks tonight. Jose Theodore will be in net for the Panthers. (Left Wing Lock)
- Patrick Sharp is expected to rejoin the team during the Disney On Ice seven-game road trip in Western Canada. (@TramyersCSN)
- Speaking of Sharp, he and his family will be featured on Chicago Parent.
- Ray Emery hosted a kids’ clinic for 70 children from the Chicago Housing Authority.
- In prospects news, you can watch Stephen Johns and Notre Dame take on Michigan tonight at 7:30pm on NBC Sports Network. Or you can flip back and forth between periods of the Blackhawks game. Or you can DVR it. Whatever you want to do, man.
- Finally, Andrew Shaw is Chicago media’s new favorite grindy white guy (he’s so scrappy!), and one of them has penned a love letter to his grindiness and scrappiness. Those aren’t even real words. I don’t care.