Sad/anger-inducing news from around the NHL, which leads to me to declare that next week’s podcast will be full of puppies and rainbows because I CAN’T TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE. TWO WEEKS OF SAD NEWS MAKES ME GO INTO CAPS LOCK.
The Line Cocktail for this week is dedicated to this guy:
Good job, kid.
We also forgot a question for this week. Oops. So… maybe you should send us questions for us to answer next week? Think of it as our holiday gift to you, since we’re not going shopping on Black Friday to get you nerds anything. Fuck that.
We answer a few questions, including why Jack Johnson sucks, my favorite hockey book ever, and an attempt at matching Blackhawks with various Marvel characters before remembering that Marvel characterization is a complete shitshow. Yes, we’re nerds
Ali from My Little Blackhawk will be participating in a free burlesque show at Lincoln Tap Room (3010 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL) on Friday, August 23, so check it out if you can!
Even though we keep saying Sunday on the podcast, the Second Balcony Breakdown – HOCKEE NIGHT podcast won’t be happening until Monday, August 26. So tune in for that one. It promises to be… something.
It’s Chicago versus The World, and it’s all for charity.
Members of the 2010 Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks team — including Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, and Brian Campbell — will be taking on various other hockey stars in “Champs for Charity” at Allstate Arena. This exhibition game will take place on October 26 at 7:30pm and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville.
To get your tickets, go here. For a list of who will be there, check it out after the jump.
I wonder if Kane will remind Carter & Richards about that one goal he scored in Philly... (Photo: Pete/flickr)
The Blackhawks are in California for a quick two game road trip starting tonight against the Los Angeles Kings. They do so without Jonathan Toews, Steve Montador or Niklas Hjalmarsson, who returned for one game, but is once again out; when any of them will return is unknown. Toews’ Tuesday car accident is unrelated to him not playing as he wasn’t injured in the minor crash. (Chicago Sun-Times)
For the Kings tonight will mark the reunion of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, a former infamous Flyers duo, following the trade for Carter which sent Jack Johnson and a conditional 1st round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Richards and Carter will even get to play together on the same line along with Dwight King. (Los Angeles Times)
Corey Crawford will likely be in net for the Blackhawks, though not confirmed, while Jonathan Quick will be in net for the Kings. (Left Wing Lock & @curtiszupke)
In other Blackhawks news, Carter Hutton was signed to a one year contract yesterday and celebrated it with an IceHogs 3-2 win over the Chicago Wolves, including a goal from the newest IceHog, Matt Fornataro. (Blackhawks & Rockford Register Star)