Mar 16, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) skates through the Dallas Stars zone during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Stars 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
If you follow @bbick29 on Twitter you were the first to know well with all the other thousands of followers that Bryan Bickell will be crossing the Big Pond along with teammates Michael Frolik and Michal Roszival in Czech Land. Bickell is the first North American Chicago Blackhawk to decide to play in Europe. Bickell will be playing for Austrian based HC Znojmo of the Czech league on a month by month basis. Hopefully, it will only be one month rather than five or six!
Bickell who suffered a sophomore slump through most of the regular season which included healthy scratch games for a stretch of the season, rebounded nicely in the Phoenix Coyote series with the Game 2 winner and more hits in six games than I believe he did for the entire regular season. Bickell could use his European vacation to sharpen his skills and hopefully czech anything that moves!
Good Luck and enjoy the trip hopefully you won’t be on the other side of the pond too long!
End the LOCKOUT!!!