Everything Else

Hey there, CSN. I know you know me. I give you a lot of shit on Twitter. I don’t particularly want to, though I’ve come to appreciate it. But I wouldn’t have to if you didn’t really suck at the one thing you’re supposed to do, which is present sports. Sometimes it’s little things. Like how the filters on your cameras still make it look like the Hawks are playing in a garage. Or how you regularly don’t have the right replay angle for whatever Eddie O is blabbering about (Eddie O blabbering isn’t really your fault, but I sometimes take it out on you). Or your occasional tendency to have someone who knows nothing about hockey on your hockey coverage.

Sometimes it’s bigger stuff. Like the way you fired Josh Mora for doing his job (full disclosure: Josh is a close friend). Or the whole Susannah Collins debacle, though I know that was driven by the Hawks themselves and you just carried out their wishes. Or your insistence on putting Bobby Hull on my screen, when it’s pretty well known that Hull is a human hemorrhoid.

And yet you dig the hole deeper.

Everything Else

You probably have seen it by now, as the story was shared on Twitter by our compadre Fifth Feather and on NBC Chicago by friend of the program James Neveau and many others. If you haven’t I’ll do my best to recap.

About a week ago at Johnny’s Ice House West, the official practice home of the Hawks and also home to several men’s and children’s leagues, three men were mugged in the tunnel to the garage after their men’s league game. One was pistol-whipped. This was shared on Facebook by several people, and I’m not sure exactly how but it got the attention of NBC 5 who did a piece one it.

Tim O’Shea, who plays (or should add, “played”) at Johnny’s spoke to NBC 5 on the piece about the dismissive response he got from management when he raised questions about security at the facility. He was told basically to “go play in the suburbs.” After Tim appeared on the piece, he was banned by general manager Kevin Rosenquist for life. Which seems a total fair and in no way unhinged response for airing concerns that clearly weren’t being addressed. Apparently, Johnny’s public relations theory is “Snitches wind up in ditches.”

Everything Else

Wysh breaks down the latest offer: (PD)

Some reaction: (TSN) (ESPN) (SI)

They’ll meet again Thursday: (PHT)

Montador tells Myers ein minuten bitte: (CSNChi)

You must be Jokerit, Teuvo is out a month: (CSNChi)

Speaking of prospects Hockey’s Future ranks the top 50: (HF)

Not so fast Nords fans (PHT)

Car!…. Game On! (PD)

Members of the 2010 team back together; I assume Jesse will need new pants (TRIB)

It doesn’t matter what the sport, watching a Green Bay team get scored on is fun: (BTN)

Everything Else

Happy 10-11-12.

The NHL and NHLPA met again: (ESPN)

Which allowed the game of; “you go first,” “no you go first,” to continue: (PHT)

Wysh thinks sides conceding things will help negotiations: (PD)

As someone who pays no attention to their health this is terrifying: (TSN)

Speaking of bad health: (TFP)

CSN takes a look at Eddie O before he goes into the USAH HOF, and when PHT picked up the story they attributed it: (CSN) (PHT)

Oh yeah, actual hockey: (Blackhawks.com)

Everything Else

PHT brings you the latest from Harry and Lloyd: (Daly) (Fehr)

The Blackhawks, who are still working out, have enlisted help: (CSN) (autoplay)

Power rankings are stupid, if you don’t think so tell me how they can change week to week during a lockout: (ESPN)

This is why I don’t want the Blackhawks going overseas: (PD)

Icehogs getting help from locked out Blackhawks: (Icehogs.com)

Mac the knife? Carruth’s demotion means someone getting cut: (BTN)

Kaner is the best winger under age 25? Oh yeah and that Toews guy isn’t bad either: (ESPN Insider)