As NBC Sports Chicago’s replay of every game from the 2010 run continues (and tonight’s will be the Duncan Keith teeth matinee against the Sharks where the Hawks clinch the West), that means that Saturday night lines up nicely for Game 1 against the Flyers. That game was also on a Saturday night, and that’s a good thing, because the nervous drinking beforehand was only exacerbated by one of the most batshit, track meet games to kick off a final ever, let alone the post-lockout era. So sit down and join John, Sam, and I to relieve and re-drink the experience on HotMic. Grab the app at, promo code CLOWNSHOES.

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Do we make enough Queen references here? I’m not convinced we do. Put that down as something we need to work on this season.

The Hawks released their training camp roster today, and even if it didn’t have a certain something on it there would be enough to talk about and some intriguing names on there. And we’ll get to those.

But let’s get the main thing out of the way.

Patrick Kane is listed on the roster, which he was always going to be, and both Powers at ESPN Chicago and Lazerus have the Hawks basically saying he’s expected to be there. While it’s at best uncomfortable for everyone, the options were limited. That’s not to say there weren’t options.