Blackhawks duo helps keep Flames' Jarome Iginla quiet

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The tandem Blackhawks fans celebrate the most is the young scoring duo of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews .
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chitown

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#1
Apr 21, 2009
 
I read a few peoples posts yesterday that called Kane a wimp and not a man and blah blah blah. Kane was smart for not playing. He would not have been the same player being real sick with a stomach flu, being weak, throwing up etc etc. This is a hard hitting game and Calgary are going after hgime hard. He gets hit and pukes hes done anyways. His skating would have slowed down too. In other words, His replacement (Fraser) not being sick was probably a MUCH better choice to be on the ice.

If Kaner would have played and looked horrible those same people would have said "Man Kane sucks, he looks like shit" Blah Blah.
Kane is Weak

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#2
Apr 21, 2009
 
I dont know about anyone else, but I lost a lot of respect for Kane. Flu-like symptoms? We all have that. He should have been out there. I think he was a little scared and its in his head what the Flames have done to him. First off, even if he has the flu, someone like Michael Jordan went out and dumped in like 45 points. If you want to be a superstar in this town, you play through anything. I am just really disappointed in Kane.
RamRod

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#3
Apr 21, 2009
 
Kane is Weak wrote:
I dont know about anyone else, but I lost a lot of respect for Kane. Flu-like symptoms? We all have that. He should have been out there. I think he was a little scared and its in his head what the Flames have done to him. First off, even if he has the flu, someone like Michael Jordan went out and dumped in like 45 points. If you want to be a superstar in this town, you play through anything. I am just really disappointed in Kane.
Where do you people come from? Maybe you're disappointed with Kaner, but, your disappointment is rooted in slanderous BS. Mine is in the fact that he has it, but, hasn't shown it lately.

So far, I don't agree with the two posts above mine (at this point). Kaner may not have even been that sick, but, "Q" made him stay away from the game. THAT'S all I need to know! The Hawks didn't lose because Kaner wasn't playing, they lost because they were outplayed and outhustled. As I've said, it happens. IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN IN THIS SERIES!

I love Kaner, but, while he's above average, he's on an above average team, talent wise. Sooner or later, Kane will be a force for good. Give him his youth and its shortcomings. That's not bad for the short term. He's being forged by playoff fire (Flames. Get it?). It may even happen in time for the next round.

As to MJ, that's a different game, at a different age, in another ERA. Don't diminish him, to dump on Kaner!

Picking on kids isn't good for your health.

"They're OUR kids, damnit!"
fivehole

Arlington Heights, IL

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#4
Apr 21, 2009
 
Glen Hall the Hall of fame Blackhawk goalie was sick before every game. He threw up in the locker room after the pregame warmup. They Kept a small bucket handy for him on the bench.

I am not disappointe in Kane however as I excpected no more.
Chico17

Eau Claire, WI

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#5
Apr 21, 2009
 
Calgary fans are hostile? What in the heck does that mean? Ridiculous. I suppose they all have sticks that they use on opposing teams as they come on the ice and off and of course use them near the visitors team bus also. They are no louder than any fans anywhere in the playoffs. And yes the Hawks did miss Kaner!
Lets Go Hawks

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#6
Apr 21, 2009
 
I just hope they weren't feeding Kaner Campbell's soup because Brian hasn't been a whole lot of help so far this post season. I was hoping to see him step it up in Calgary (he seemed to play better on the road than at home for some reason this year). we're paying him an awful lot to help the power play, time to start seeing some return on that.

Stick last night in the pocket and move on to Wednesday. Let's go Hawks...
Chico17

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#7
Apr 21, 2009
 
Glen Hall said on a very recent interview on "pioneers of the game" on the NHL Network that he only threw up once before the game and that was it. There was no bucket on the bench for him! All this so called "he threw up all the time" is just fictious legend. As far as the comments about Kane needing to play when he was sick are ridiculous. You guys are probably the first ones who take off work at the slightest little sniffle or boo boo. Severe influenza is serious stuff and the Blackhawks did the right thing by keeping him out so he is ready later on.
Lovin the playoffs

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#8
Apr 21, 2009
 
Flames fans aren't hostile, but trust me - I've been there and they are louder (ALOT LOUDER) than your average arena. Oilers fans too, must be an Alberta thing.

Having said that, Chicago's team this year is the best it's been for years, and I am loving watching this series!

Let's just hope Kane's absence hasn't screwed us over, cause once the flames get going and get mad (which they obviously are after last night's display) it's only going to get harder for us. Let's face it, we didn't exactly slaughter them in the first two games - we scraped those 2 wins out. And Calgary wasn't some low seeded team, having almost taken the northwest division title this year. This series is FAR from a sure thing for us.
Calgarian

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#9
Apr 21, 2009
 
Does everyone know that NHL teams don't divilge what is wrong with their players? It's quite unlikely that Kave has flu-like symptoms at all. I just hope for his speedy recovery so we can take the series with him in the lineup.
Chico17

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#10
Apr 21, 2009
 
Calgarian: Good point about it possibly being some other injury type thing. If you are a Calgary fan, you are going to feel pretty low after this series. Blackhawks take the series in six.
RamRod

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#11
Apr 21, 2009
 
Calgarian = true hockey fan.

I have issues with Calgary players, as I've alluded to here-in-before, but I don't blame them for the Hawks loss. They did what we'll be doing, going forward: take what you're given for opportunities.

"TOK, D!"
mike c

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#12
Apr 21, 2009
 
You don't miss a playoff game with the flu. You suck it up and play. Teams lie about injuries and illnesses all the time. If Kane had more than the flu, this wasn't the time to lie. If he didn't, then lie. He's looking like a first-class wus right now.
Frank

Waukegan, IL

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#13
Apr 21, 2009
 
Kane is overrated. While he can stick handle well, the rest of the time he is just skating around in circles. Just watch. He doesn't play defense and he is afraid to go after the puck because he might get hit.
RamRod

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#14
Apr 22, 2009
 
Geessh!

Watch with awe as Kaner proves you guys to be trolls.

"TOK, D!"

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