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Chicago Blackhawks’ 2016 Christmas Wish List, Player By Player

By Gail Kauchak
Nov 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (left) is congratulated for scoring a goal by center Jonathan Toews (center) and right wing Patrick Kane (right) during the third period against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Washington won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (left) is congratulated for scoring a goal by center Jonathan Toews (center) and right wing Patrick Kane (right) during the third period against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Washington won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center. Winnipeg won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

Artemi Panarin – These crazy Americans for some reason associate me with bread.  So it would be really cool if I could have a bobblehead of myself holding a loaf of bread.  What’s that you say?  That’s been done already?  OK, well then let’s talk about how much money I can make!

Dennis Rasmussen I’ve really found my niche on the penalty kill this year.  Now I’m not going to be silly enough to wish for powerplays for the other team.  But when they do get them, I’d love to be a part of the penalty kill as much as possible.

Artem Anisimov Let me back out there, Santa!  This upper-body injury thing is no fun.  If I can get out there as soon as possible, I’ll crash the net like there’s no tomorrow!

Andrew Desjardins Last season I found my niche on the third line and was able to contribute to the team.  This year, I feel like I’m flailing a bit.  So as the season progresses, I’d love to find that niche again.  Even if it’s on the fourth line, I’ll take it.

Vinnie Hinostroza – Recently I’ve had a chance to play more with my buddy, Hartman.  As you can see, we have really great chemistry together.  If it’s possible for this to continue, that would be awesome!

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Patrick Kane – I wouldn’t mind if you could make sure my buddy the Bread Man gets a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.  I’ve become quite fond of him; we work well together.

Michal Kempny I’m not sure what I need to do to get in the lineup on a regular basis.  I’ve got some of the best possession numbers on the team!  Maybe if you could magically make me a right-handed shot.  That would probably do wonders for my chances!

Tyler Motte Scoring goals in this league is really, really fun.  Can I ask for a few more?

Richard Panik – Things seem to be happening in streaks for me this year.  First I was the leading goal scorer, and then I had a slump.  Then I found some chemistry with Krugs and Rasmussen.  But when we get broken up, I tend to struggle.  So for Christmas I ask that you grant me some consistency in my game.

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