Very Cool Roster Stuff Much Fun Very Nice!

This thought was too long for 140 characters, but probably too short for a blog post. But fuck it.

Hjalmarsson re-signed for 5 years this morning. Take a look at the Hawks Cap Geek page.

Forget the idea of the “core”.  The 2013-14 roster has potential to look almost identical to the 2014-15 roster.  Crazy how little turnover there could be (barring trades).

Michal Handzus will almost certainly retire after this year. I imagine Bollig leaves as a UFA at the end of the season. Khabibulin will likely retire.  Sheldon Brookbank?

Get used to this roster. Next season the only difference might be the 3rd line center, a face puncher, the backup goalie, and the 7th defenseman. Wowzers.

So, Pierre Dislikes Climbing Over the Boards

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“Hnnnngggh” -Pierre McGuire

I figure I should probably say something about this picture I posted floating around the internet’s most hallowed corners.

I was in attendance at the United Center in Chicago for Game 5 and during the 1st period, I saw Pierre McGuire “climbing” (I use the term loosely) over the boards to get off the ice, presumably for a potty break. I instantly died laughing. I tried to grab my camera to capture this amazing moment, but wasn’t fast enough.

Flash forward to the 3rd period.

I had been keeping an eye on Pierre ever since that moment because I wanted to make sure I captured it the next time it happened. I see him shuffling along the ice heading back towards his little glass box and got prepared. I snapped about a dozen pictures in under 2 seconds of him getting over the boards. I was laughing so hard while taking them that the last 3 or 4 were unsalvageable because I was shaking so hard with laughter.

So, enjoy this. I know I have.

~K

UPDATE: Saw a photoshop of this picture of Pierre “escaping jail” by @michaelFHurley (I’ll post it later), so please, if you want to photoshop Pierre, DO IT. Email your ‘shops to me at kelly.t.reardon at gmail dot com.

UPDATE 2: Deadspin picked this up. They contacted me to grab all the pictures and make the wonderful GIF below. Thanks guys!

“Hrrrrrnnnnggghh over and over” -Pierre McGuire

The Ghost of Blackhawks Email Past

Toews signed my email!

The Blackhawks are a hot ticket in Chicago right now.  There’s a waiting list for season tickets that will take about a decade to get through if you sign up right now.  Sometimes we forget how quickly everything turned around.  But this morning I was trying to delete an old Yahoo email account when I came across this old email from the Hawks sales department.  It reads a bit awkward and minor league-ish. They practically beg you to go to a game.  So here it is in all its glory:

From Jonathan Toews, Center, #19

Thanks for coming to the game! Hearing the cheers through the Anthem gave me chills! That support means a lot to us. It was a tough game, but a great result!
See Toews’ goal and other game highlights at chicagoblackhawks.com.
Read the game recap here. (Ed. Note: I checked the link and it is now dead.)

Andrew,

We’re glad you were able to join us last Sunday to see the Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory against our Original Six division rival Detroit Red Wings. The team really pulled together a consistent effort to beat the division-leading Red Wings for the third time this season (The Blackhawks are responsible for three of the Wing’s four losses!).
The Blackhawks return November 28 against Tampa Bay, and December is loaded up with big Western conference games, we need your support and we’d love to see you back at the United Center. Please also consider the Blackhawks hockey over the holiday season. Blackhawks tickets make great gifts for friends, family, or business associates, and a Blackhawks suite or group package makes a popular but simple-to-organize holiday outing, with many catering and seating options for your family or business.
All 2007-08 Season games are on sale now. For single-game tickets, visit
chicagoblackhawks.com

For partial-season plans or group outing information call Steve McNelley, at (312)455-7088 or e-mail at smcnelley@chicagoblackhawks.com.

Keep in mind that the perfect accessory for the man in your life is a season ticket to the Blackhawks game.