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Not lacking Skill(e): Boxing with Blackhawks/Oilers

By Jeffrey Bartl

I’ve made no secret that I’ve never been a fan of  Jack Skille. He’s a quick skater, but he’s reckless. He can create at times, but he can’t finish. And the last time I saw him make a pass in the offensive zone was when I attended a Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves game two years ago.

The only person willing to give up anything of value for Skille was the man who drafted him 7th overall in 2005, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon. Well Dale, you can have your bust back. And thanks for the depth at center with 22-year-old, back-to-back 21-goal scorer Michael Frolik.

Don’t let the door… No, let the eff-ing door hit your sorry ass on the way out, Skille. Enjoy the giant bugs and white shoes.

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What Frolik will bring remains to be seen. He was second on the Panthers with 29 points (8 G, 21 A) and will likely center Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky while giving  Patrick Sharp a full-time role at wing. But we’ll have more on that later.

As for the game, the SCH boys summed it up nicely in saying the Blackhawks didn’t have much of a chance of getting a glowing review no matter the outcome of the game. However, a win is always better than a loss — especially with only 28 games remaining now. I didn’t want to hear another quote about how the ‘Hawks need to pick things up, or that they don’t know what’s wrong and they need to clear it up fast.

Just fucking win. Please and thank you.

Hossa didn’t play the third period tonight with what Coach Q called a “not serious” upper-body injury and is now day to day. Not like he’s doing much on the ice, so maybe he just needs a nice long nap and he’ll come back and do something. Wishful thinking on my part.

Oh, and if Jonathan Toews wasn’t on this team, the Blackhawks would be staring up at the collective ass of the Western Conference.

Onto Boxing…

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