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Can’t Get Enough Of The Blackhawks?

By Keith Schultz

Feb 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie

Ray Emery

(30) is congratulated for a victory against the Vancouver Canuck by center

Jonathan Toews

(19) at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in the shootout. The Blackhawks tied an NHL record for scoring at least one point in 16 consecutive games to open a season. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

So if you can’t get enough of the Chicago Blackhawks and by judging by the rating nobody can (CSN posted another highest rated game ever Tuesday night with the Vancouver game).  The Blackhawks will be airing their pre-game skate Friday morning on Comcast Chicago and streaming online on The festivities begin tomorrow morning at 10:30am.

Usually practices are extremely boring to watch and well participate in but tomorrow’s skate will have more intrigue into it only because of the walking or skating injured, and being able to tell who might make it on to the ice during the Sharks game.  Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford skated at practice Thursday morning which is good news for Hawks fans.

The real good news was that Marian Hossa skated at practice today and still has the possibility to skate Friday night.  Twitter was on fire especially from the Canucks prospective when the Hossa practicing was announced because they thought he faked the injury and now because of his alleged acting Jannick Hansen ended up with a game suspension that he will serve tonight.  It’s truly laughable that Hossa faked an injury but very encouraging that he made it back on to the ice today, and it probably was one of the determining factors of the minimal suspension for Hansen since Hossa wasn’t seriously injured.

One person missing from practice was Ray Emery but no worries it was because of a family commitment and he will be in goal Friday night at the United Center, and finally is the question mark of when Coach Quenneville will put Daniel Carcillo back in the lineup which he has promised to do sometime during this home-stand. 

So if you have some free time Friday morning take time to watch some Blackhawks practice and maybe some question will be answered or it may just be fun to watch the morning skate featuring Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp before history is made. 

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