The Chicago’ Blackhawks schedule is crazy this week. After defeating the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, The Blackhawks traveled to our nation’s capital and meet with the President Barack Obama. Now Obama has been spoiled as President, as the Blackhawks have visited him three times while he was in office. Obama made sure to recognize Scott Darling and Kimmo Timonen in his address to the media.
Now, the Blackhawks will travel to Minnesota for the Stadium Series game against the Wild. The game will be played during the “Hockey Weekend” in America.
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While the Blackhawks appear to be surging once again, their opponent in the Stadium Series is sinking and fast. Last week the Wild fired head coach Mike Yeo and replaced him with their AHL coach, John Torchetti. Torchetti will be the interim coach for the rest of this season. Torchetti has ties to the Blackhawks. He was an assistant coach under Joel Quenneville from 2007-10. Torchetti is 2-0-0 as the Wild head coach.
Blackhawks fans will have to get their hockey fix elsewhere until Sunday.
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Here are your afternoon links:
— This weekend is Hockey weekend in America. Today, fans are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s jersey, Saturday is “try hockey day” and Sunday is “celebrate local heroes day.” Hockey Weekend Across America
— President Obama honored the Blackhawks at the White House for the third time. Chicago Tribune
— NHL trade rumors are heating up. Here is another rumor linking the Blackhawks to the Calgary Flames. My NHL Trade Rumors.
— With the NHL trade deadline rapidly approaching, here is a review of the top five best trades of recent deadlines. ESPN.com
— The World Cup of Hockey will announce its rosters on March 2. Here are the Blackhawks projected to be selected. Second City Hockey
Comcast SportsNet Chicago will show the Alumni Game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Here is the roster for the Blackhawks team. Blackhawks.com
The Alumni Game might still be filled with some ill will between the Blackhawks and North Stars. Minneapolis Tribune