Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith co...

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith could miss Rangers game

There are 22 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 15, 2009, titled Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith could miss Rangers game. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Blackhawks could find themselves short-handed Friday night when they play host to the New York Rangers .

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deadboy

Naperville, IL

#1 Jan 15, 2009
best all around player on the team goes down isnt good.at least he can be bodily replaced. imagine the panic if toews were to get hurt. since kyle beach was traded to lethbridge - 4 gms - 5g - 2a
plus 5 - 4pim. had a game tier with 4 seconds left and and scored in shootout in their last win. aliu was traded as well. lalonde has good stats this year as well.
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Jan 16, 2009
Hope Keith makes a quick recovery.If any good came out of the timing of this is that the break is right around the corner...Well,Aaron Johnson should be back in the lineup...
paul

Fergus, Canada

#3 Jan 16, 2009
deadboy wrote:
best all around player on the team goes down isnt good.at least he can be bodily replaced. imagine the panic if toews were to get hurt. since kyle beach was traded to lethbridge - 4 gms - 5g - 2a
plus 5 - 4pim. had a game tier with 4 seconds left and and scored in shootout in their last win. aliu was traded as well. lalonde has good stats this year as well.
Forget Aliu. The guy is cancer and has been in hot water with every team he played for. He is lucky that a team in the OHL was desperate enough to give him another chance. We don't need a jerk in the dressing room messing up team chemistry.
We need Keith to stay on a march into the playoffs. Concussions are serious so hope gor a full recovery.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 16, 2009
Let's hope that it doesn't become a chronic thing, as concussions can sometimes be.

Good time for others to step up their on-ice performance. "Q", so far, has found ways to get kids to step into roles that shore-up the whole team and make them more resilient. Could even be a positive. Hey Cam, this is your que. Nothing spectacular, just do what it is we all have seen flashes of and do it consistently.

Still pumped from Wed night due to the way the Hawks seemed to be back on their track of mimicking piranhas.

"They're OUR kids, damnit!"
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Jan 16, 2009
paul - By the looks of Lalonde's numbers he looks like he's going to be a good one..What about Maxime Tanguay? Decent numbers in Victoriaville...
Sammies Dad

Rhinelander, WI

#6 Jan 16, 2009
Stafford should be reprimanded or suspended for that .....it was a cheap shot. Get well quick Duncan and go get 'em!
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#7 Jan 16, 2009
i dont think aliu will ever play here either, just alot of people posting on here wonder about him. aliu has size,good skater,stick skills,plays tough.has everything we want in a player except his head seems to be all messed up. his stats are not that good this year and hes only played 20 games mostly from being suspended and/or was sent home on two occasions this year.
tanguay - 42gp - 13g-16a-29 pts. ok stats but he plays in a soft all offense league. hes only 5ft11.
tanguay is several rockford years away if ever i believe from playing in nhl. i know everyones wish list for next year was beach and aliu coming up and maybe greenop to provide enforcer role. probibly just beach though next year.
go to youtube and see how much of a monster on skates greenop is.
barker needs to shine now or never and johnson has to play like hes going to be sent down. sopel is trying to look over their shoulders for playing time its just that he cant see over cause of his hunchback
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 Jan 16, 2009
Yeah, I figure Tanguay would be a long shot and his size? Kane and Versteeg aren't very big either. Iv'e seen the Greenop Youtubes looks like he can handle himself at that level but doesn't look like anything else to his game....deadboy: Any thoughts on Lalonde?(43gp 13-19 = 32)How's his D? I know he's strickly O right now...

Since: Oct 08

La Crosse, WI

#9 Jan 16, 2009
RamRod: You are right. Concussions most certainly can be bad news. When I played and really up to a few years ago, they were not treated with the seriousness that they are now. Remember they used to say "he got his bell rung" and you would be back on the ice the next day. A kid here that I coached and has played with my son has had his hockey career ended in high school because of repeated concussions. He has been told that very serious brain damage could occur if he ever got another one. He handles the equipment now. He was a good player, but his future life is a heck of a lot more important than playing contact sports. I'm sure the Hawks will make sure Keith is fine before he plays again.
dogracer

United States

#10 Jan 16, 2009
Is this the wrong time to say that Jeff Halpern would look great in a hawks uniform? And could be had for a song.
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#11 Jan 16, 2009
tony

at draft time it was said lalonde was one of the fastest skaters in the draft and had pure offensive instincts. was only 170 lbs and couldnt play defense. on the hawks website they interview stan bowman and another guy about lalonde a few months back. they said lalonde would be focusing on learning positional defense this year as well as weight training and conditioning. stan bowman said he had skating skill comparable to keith and campbell. ive heard talk of converting him to a forward.
tanguay could succeed in todays nhl even with his size. i know his brother was schooling him about the nhl last summer so that can only help his progress.{alex tanguay}
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#12 Jan 16, 2009
the greenop you tube video that im thinking of is when he hits a smaller player so hard he flys through the air. the subsequent fight with player was pure entertainment. greenop gets worked over then lays out said player with one punch. i love watching that video.

Since: Oct 08

La Crosse, WI

#13 Jan 16, 2009
Tony: Slow day here. What is your temperature? It was -30 something again last night. I'm not kidding when I say that the ice in the indoor rink is lots warmer. They closed the schools here today! It has to be cold when this area closes school for cold weather. Too many chances with the school busses out on rural roads. Anyway, enjoy the game tonight on HD. Tim will be there as usual. Lucky guy!

“COMMIT TO THE INDIAN”

Since: Oct 08

Naperville

#14 Jan 16, 2009
Aliu is a head case, and does not have what it takes to be in the NHL. It is concerning that Keith has a concussion, it is not a good thing to have had one. At least with the All Star break coming up he should be able be back for the long road trip.

Chico17 - I nominated your son on the Hawks website for the Harris Bank Youth Hockey Player and Coach of the Month! And I can't wait for the game tonight against the Rangers. It is going to be a full house.
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#15 Jan 16, 2009
ive had 6 concussions in my life. im fine. at least i think i am. i didnt get the name deadmandan for nothing.
seriously, head injuries are very scary, especially seeing keith wobble to the bench. i dont know what his mental condition was/is right now but from my expert opinion they should sit him until after the break. these concussions are not like normal injuries,you cant tell when your head is 100 percent,even when its pain free. when i was concussed one time i knew my name and that was it. i didnt know what day it was,i knew i had a girlfriend but i couldnt remember her name ect. the ringing in the eardrums is the worst though, it was in my head off and on for a week.
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Jan 16, 2009
Chico17 wrote:
Tony: Slow day here. What is your temperature? It was -30 something again last night. I'm not kidding when I say that the ice in the indoor rink is lots warmer. They closed the schools here today! It has to be cold when this area closes school for cold weather. Too many chances with the school busses out on rural roads. Anyway, enjoy the game tonight on HD. Tim will be there as usual. Lucky guy!
58 Sunny....GO HAWKS!

Since: Oct 08

La Crosse, WI

#17 Jan 16, 2009
deadboy: I'm think I had one in my life, but they didn't diagnose it as that. Like I said before, you went out and played the next day despite the headache. I switched to goalie and hardly ever got injured in the head. But I'll tell you there have been some ugly, ugly bruises on the hands,legs, ankles and arms! Now, the equipment is wonderful except for the very rare shot that finds a small opening where there is no protection. Goaltending is probably safer than skating out in today's game.
Tony

Saint Petersburg, FL

#18 Jan 16, 2009
deadboy wrote:
ive had 6 concussions in my life. im fine. at least i think i am. i didnt get the name deadmandan for nothing.
seriously, head injuries are very scary, especially seeing keith wobble to the bench. i dont know what his mental condition was/is right now but from my expert opinion they should sit him until after the break. these concussions are not like normal injuries,you cant tell when your head is 100 percent,even when its pain free. when i was concussed one time i knew my name and that was it. i didnt know what day it was,i knew i had a girlfriend but i couldnt remember her name ect. the ringing in the eardrums is the worst though, it was in my head off and on for a week.
Is this deadboyblues from the Herald?
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#19 Jan 16, 2009
this is the same deadboy from the herald. i recognize alot of names on both sites, the regulars who post have good insight and fresh perspectives.i wouldnt even be reading these if the hawks had not changed for the better. i suffered a long time but not as long as some other people on here.{32yrs old}
i think i would be too terrified to stand in front of 80 mph pucks as the goalie, especially the old days when they all looked like maskless wet kittens on the ice. i dont know how you goalies do it. i got hit with a lawn dart once,volleyball to the back of the head,vball to the face some others.when i played it was the wacks and slashes to the wrist that hurt the most and concerned me.
deadboy

Mission Hills, CA

#20 Jan 16, 2009
chico17

thats it, head injuries are definately handled differently nowadays,especially with the lindros brothers having their careers cut short due to concussions. the old days, which werent that long ago, guys we be suffering from post concussion syndrome and they had to go out and play. i read a story once about dennis hull{i think} he fractured his skull in a game and played through it. after the game he was wandering the streets around chicago lost and confused. he said it felt like static electricity all over his body. tough guy,scary stuff.

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