Hawks on rise, but not in Wings' leag...

Hawks on rise, but not in Wings' league yet

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Hawks on rise, but not in Wings' league yet. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

While splitting the defense and beating Cristobal Huet, who looked somewhat frozen before the net, Pavel Datsyuk appeared almost airborne.

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Detroit Rock City

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Jan 1, 2009
It's good to see the Hawk's playing well. Great young talent and a bright future ahead. The rivalry is back!! See you in the playoff's Chicago

Elgin, IL

#2 Jan 1, 2009
What ever happened to Ted Damata?

North Miami Beach, FL

#3 Jan 2, 2009
Hoet looked shaky. Havlat was our best player on the ice today. Hope Hawks keep him. Wings are better than the Hawks at ths time. As was the case with San Jose, we cannot afford stupid penalties against these two teams.
john b

United States

#4 Jan 2, 2009
When the Detroit red wings turn it on , they look like the red army team.
Section 319


#5 Jan 2, 2009
I miss the pleasure of a daily Bob Verdi column. Glad he weighed in on the Hawks today. And, not surprisingly, Verdi's right on the money. Happy New Year, Bob!

Let's Go Hawks!
Lone Ranger

Wabash, IN

#6 Jan 2, 2009
Oh Mr. Verdi, we miss quality writing like this. Please stop in at the United Center often. Your eloquent beautiful prose are art despite the disphoria in recent years in Hawkland which you illustrate..

Downey, CA

#7 Jan 2, 2009
Right, the Red Wings have such depth and talent-they can let the Young Hawks burn out and then they dominate games. The Hawks need to make a trade for a veteran or wait for the off season to acquire a free agent or two to be truly competitive with the Red Wings. But they have come a long way this season anyway.
Rod from Tennessee


#8 Jan 2, 2009
Good article.. I think alot of us thought that perhaps the Hawks might be about ready to unseat the Red Wings. Especially coming into this home and home with a 9 game win streak. Unfortunately, we were definitely brought back to reality, but i also remember a time when M.J. and the Bulls had gotten to the point where they were really good, yet couldn't get past the Pistons. Then we all know what happened once the Bulls realized the Pistons weren't invincible, so let's hold out hope that in the next season or two the Hawks follow the same route the Bulls traveled back in the early 90's. And, i won't even get greedy by demanding 6 titles.

United States

#9 Jan 2, 2009
Verdi- You're the best damn writer this town has seen in the last 40 years! A tip of Babcock's fidora to you sir!

"The Cathedral of Consolation speeches, the Cubs' clubhouse."

A friggin classic line! KUDOS
D Damata

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Apr 5, 2013
Jake wrote:
What ever happened to Ted Damata?
Four years but here you go:
Ted Damata (my dad) passed away May 23, 1988. There's a wonderful article about him by Bob Verdi. You can get it via Google of the Chicago Tribune.
I occasionally Google my dad's name to see what on the web about him. Things get added once and a while.
Nice to know he's missed.
Jake S

Batavia, IL

#11 Jan 25, 2015
Jake wrote:
What ever happened to Ted Damata?
Ted Damata, my great-grandfather, passed away in 1988. He was inducted into the NHL hall of fame in '84 and is still honored and remembered by his family

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