After the thrilling win over the Blues, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews talked to us about all the adversity the team has had to overcome this season:
"I don't think there is anything else the old hockey gods can throw at us," he said. "A lot of people are doubting us. We have had injuries and you can go on and on with a million excuses but … we have a talented group and a group that wants to win and has a lot of pride so when things don't go right we are not happy about it."
As for the thought that he is much more vocal this year than he was a year ago: "Maybe I am a little bit too much at times. Especially on the bench I think everybody gets into it sometimes and maybe thinks out loud. For the most part I have slowly gotten more and more comfortable in trying to control that part of the locker room and I think everyday I am improving on that part of the game as far as doing the right things and saying the right things at the right times and having a positive effect on our team."
Sights seen: Jay Cutler was spotted at the red hot Public House. … Carlos Zambrano and his family were spied checking out the skydeck at Willis Tower. … Hakim Warrick and Josh Childress of the Suns dining at Gibson's Steakhouse.
Toews: What else can 'hockey gods throw at us'?
Chicago Tribune | Apr 8