Blackhawks Road-Trip-It with their Moms

Sharp and Seabrook

Courtesy of Blackhawks Instagram

This week the Blackhawks brought their moms along for their road trip through the sunshine state and gave the ladies who raised them a taste of life on the road as a Blackhawk. I have to admit it was absolutely adorable.

They may be professional hockey players who beat the pants off of each other on the ice, but at heart they’re all still boys with a soft spot for their mamas.

During Tuesday’s game against the Panthers (we won’t discuss how they blew a 2 goal lead in the third period and had to rely on shootout goals by Toews and Sharp) the camera would pan to the suite filled with red jerseys cheering on their boys and it was impossible not to smile. There’s nothing better than successful fully grown men who love their moms.

moms trip

The Hawks and their moms only fly in style.

cheering moms

Your mom will always be your number one fan, ESPECIALLY when you’re a Championship winning hockey stud.

Toews and Sharp moms

Hopefully Mama Toews and Mama Sharp were just catching up on how they raised two awesome Stanley Cup winning, hockey dominating, ridiculously handsome millionaires. Does it get much better?

moms

You can catch all the moms again at the game in Tampa Bay tonight while their boys take on the Lightening at 6:30 PM on CSN Chicago.

Blackhawks Receive their Championship Bling

Front view

Diamonds are the Blackhawks’ best friend.

On Sunday night the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were presented their custom championship rings designed by the jewelers at Jostens. This bling-a-ling has it all from white diamonds, yellow diamonds, emeralds and rubies. It’s really too bad I can’t ice skate.

inside of ring

The ring tells the story of the Blackhawks triumphant journey to a second Stanley Cup title in three years. Each ring is personalized with a championship team member’s name and respective number. Captain Toews shared his ring with the Blackhawks’ Instagram yesterday evening to give us fans a look-see at the new jewels.

One of my favorite parts is the inscription breaking down the different series of this particular post season. Just a little reminder of who they dominated and in how many games they did it.

The opposite side (not pictured) features five diamond-studded Stanley Cup trophies. Each trophy representing a Chicago championship title including 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.

Hopefully I can see one of these beastly beauties in person!

Toews is OK

When I heard Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews was involved in a car crash this morning, I have to admit my heart plummeted a bit. He’s so young, a great leader, one hell of a hockey player, and not to mention easy on the eyes. LUCKILY, Toews was not injured when his car (a Mercedes Benz obviously) struck a support beam of the CTA tracks on his way to their morning skate.

A source on the Blackhawks’ public relations team confirmed Toews was not injured in his minor one-car collision in downtown Chicago this morning while driving himself to the United Center.

I’m very curious what the cause of this accident was. Could the “upper body injury” – better known as a concussion – be the reason behind his random car accident? The injury is thought to have occurred during the 9 game road trip, Toews most likely suffered the concussion in the San Jose game on February 10. Also, reports stated people on the street were trying to get autographs from Toews. He just got in a car accident, leave the boy alone!

According to ABC Quenneville said the team is still unsure whether Toews will travel with the team Friday to California for back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks this weekend.

Kaner Gets Filthy in Shootout

Patrick Kane has always been wicked with his puck handling skills, but Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild #88 out did himself. Kane’s shootout goal is a MUST SEE, and honestly you’ll want to watch it more than once. Even Jonathan Toews said Kane’s shootout goal  was “awesome, it was sick.”

Kane skates down on Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, he slows almost to a stop, he dekes what seems like more than a dozen times (I lost track), completely fakes out Backstrom and BAM he fires into the empty net. Blackhawks win 4-3, clinching their fifth straight win on the road. The Wild lead the NHL with 44 points. The Blackhawks, who are 7-1-1 in their last nine games, have 42.

“I was ready to bring it to my forehand or backhand, and he bit on the backhand,” Kane said.

Though it’s still very early in the season, many say this could potentially be the best shootout goal of the year. You have to see it to believe it.Take a look at Patrick Kane’s shootout goal vs. Minnesota and share your thoughts!