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IceHogs Thursday: All Good Things Must Come to an End

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The final week of the 2013-14 AHL regular season saw the IceHogs play in 2 final contests with their playoff hopes barely alive. The IceHogs needed to win both games and get some help from other teams—mainly the Oklahoma City Barons—in order to make the post season.
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IceHogs Thursday: Keep On Hoping

IceHogs defenseman Stephen Johns and center Teuvo Teravainen have both contributed since coming to Rockford. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

IceHogs defenseman Stephen Johns and center Teuvo Teravainen have both contributed since coming to Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The IceHogs did not fare very well in their games during week 28 of the AHL schedule. With 3 important contests over the weekend, they dropped 2 of them, which set them back in their race to the playoffs.
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IceHogs Thursday: Down the Stretch

IceHogs defenseman Mathieu Brisebois tallied on Friday night for Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

IceHogs defenseman Mathieu Brisebois tallied on Friday night for Rockford. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

In their last five games spanning over the course of weeks 25 and 26 of the AHL schedule, the IceHogs have picked up six of a possible ten points and have maintained a playoff spot.
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Second Balcony Breakdown: Prospect Camp Edition

Also known as the "Welcome Back Kruger" edition (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Also known as the “Welcome Back Kruger” edition (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

On this episode of Second Balcony Breakdown, Casey and I are joined by Kim Wrona, Rockford IceHogs/prospects writer for The Committed Indian, as well as this very website.

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Topics include:

  • Marcus Kruger‘s re-signing for two years at $1.325 million a year, which should wrap up Chicago Blackhawks’ offseason signings.
  • Discussing Blackhawks Prospect Camp, which took place last week, where Kim fills us in on who impressed, who didn’t do so well, and where we can hope to find some of these guys next year (hint: mostly with the Rockford IceHogs)
  • Other goings-on around the league, including Ilya Kovalchuk‘s retirement from the NHL and Tyler Seguin‘s parents doing him no favors with these interviews with the media after his trade to the Dallas Stars
  • My Little Blackhawk: Hockey Is Magic is our new favorite Blackhawks-related site.
  • Follow us! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, Casey is at @Raedances, and Kim is at @kimwrona7.

Also, I’d like to send a special shoutout to our friend Lee (@CaptainMVP) for troubleshooting our audio-related problems. Without her, this podcast would’ve probably never happened.

The Grand Finale at Prospect Camp

Vincent Hinostroza and Alex Broadhurst tangle after a faceoff during Friday morning's scrimmage at Johnny's IceHouse West. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Vincent Hinostroza and Alex Broadhurst look back towards the blue line after a faceoff during Friday morning’s scrimmage at Johnny’s IceHouse West. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The week of Prospect Camp came to a close with a 10:00 a.m. scrimmage at Johnny’s IceHouse West on Friday.

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Down the Home Stretch: Day 4 of Prospect Camp

Jake Chelios looks up ice for an open teammate to pass to during Thursday's scrimmage at Johnny's. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Jake Chelios looks up the ice for an open teammate to pass to during Thursday’s scrimmage at Johnny’s. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The second scrimmage of Blackhawks Prospect Camp took place at Johnny’s Ice House West on Thursday.

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Day 3 of Prospect Camp is in the Books

Defenseman Stephen Johns looks up ice for an open teammate during Wednesday's scrimmage at Johnny's Ice House West. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Defenseman Stephen Johns looks up ice for an open teammate during Wednesday’s scrimmage at Johnny’s Ice House West. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The third day of the Blackhawks’ Prospect Camp featured a 10:00 a.m. practice by Team A (the White team) before an 11:00 a.m. scrimmage where White took on Team B—better known as the Red team.

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Hi-ho, Hi-ho, Off To Day 2 of Prospect Camp We Go

Goaltender Mac Carruth makes a save during practice. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Goaltender Mac Carruth makes a save during practice. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The baby Blackhawks were back in action on Tuesday at Johnny’s Ice House West for Day 2 of Prospect Camp. It was the last full day of practices before they start scrimmaging during the rest of the week.

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Hi-ho, Hi-ho: Day 1 of Blackhawks Prospect Camp

Goaltender Brandon Whitney looks around traffic caused by Stephen Johns [in front] and another prospect during drills in camp today. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Goaltender Brandon Whitney looks around traffic caused by Stephen Johns [in front] and another prospect during a drill in camp today. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

Monday afternoon brought the first day of Blackhawks Prospect Camp, which lasts until the end of the week. Even though the guys were just practicing, there were still chances for them to shine.

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Warmups: I Can Has Win?

Michael Frolik looks back on his years in Florida fondly. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

“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)