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08:17 AM ET 10.24 | Another shootout, another single point for the Blackhawks. After coming up empty in the shootout against Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, the Hawks are 0-for-6 this season in the post-overtime scoring attempts, leading to two defeats. In both shootouts this season Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford yielded one score in each but was saddled with both losses. "It's frustrating (because) Crawford gives us a chance," Quenneville said. "I don't like our approach. We have to do something different." Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are each 0-for-2 this season, while Patrick Sharp and Viktor Stalberg have been stopped in their only attempts. "I have to be better at that," said Kane, who was 3-for-10 last season.

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October 24, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Another case of trying too hard. They should just remember the backyard rink days when they let instinct take over. They probably didn't have problems scoring goals one-on-one then.

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October 24, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Kane's grip has gotten we weak. He needs to get back to his favorite training routine: Choke a couple of Chicago cub drivers to strengthen it.

October 24, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Even if he was 2-2 Kane would come up "short."

October 24, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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Even if he was 2-2 Kane would come up "short."

Makes Denny Maruk look like a giant. (How's that for an obscure and pretty meaningless comment)?

October 24, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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Makes Denny Maruk look like a giant. (How's that for an obscure and pretty meaningless comment)?

Not obscure or meaningless to us old guys.

I think Denny was 5'7" or 5'8". Probably why he scored so many short-handed goals. :-)

October 24, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Makes Denny Maruk look like a giant. (How's that for an obscure and pretty meaningless comment)?

Slappy, the only meaningless comments on T&R come from the mods when we get out of line and use such dirty words as "****goblin," or "sh***!"

October 24, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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Not obscure or meaningless to us old guys. I think Denny was 5'7" or 5'8". Probably why he scored so many short-handed goals. :-)

LOL. I loved Denny when he played for us. Those were in the days when a good shift got a standing ovation! Hard to believe the guy scored 61 goals with us one year. I think that 5'7" height was with skates on!

Don't know whether you saw the game Saturday but I was happier than you about it of course. I thought the Wings outplayed the Caps significantly during the 2nd period and they were unlucky not to have gotten 3 or 4 goals but Vokoun stood on his head. That 4th goal with only a few seconds left in the second was the killer. But, as I said, I'll just enjoy it and you can be sure I'm not bragging. It's one game out of 82.

October 24, 2011  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Makes Denny Maruk look like a giant. (How's that for an obscure and pretty meaningless comment)?

Tough to forget a guy who scored 50 and 60 in back-to-back seasons...Had 135 plus points as well and still finished up a minus.

October 24, 2011  10:55 AM ET
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LOL. I loved Denny when he played for us. Those were in the days when a good shift got a standing ovation! Hard to believe the guy scored 61 goals with us one year. I think that 5'7" height was with skates on!

Don't know whether you saw the game Saturday but I was happier than you about it of course. I thought the Wings outplayed the Caps significantly during the 2nd period and they were unlucky not to have gotten 3 or 4 goals but Vokoun stood on his head. That 4th goal with only a few seconds left in the second was the killer. But, as I said, I'll just enjoy it and you can be sure I'm not bragging. It's one game out of 82.

You must be clairvoyant. :-)

October 24, 2011  11:03 AM ET
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Slappy, the only meaningless comments on T&R come from the mods when we get out of line and use such dirty words as "****goblin," or "sh***!"

And from Maple Leaf fans ;)

October 24, 2011  11:19 AM ET

Want Erik Christensen? He's good at shootouts and nothing else

October 24, 2011  11:23 AM ET
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And from Maple Leaf fans ;)

Read Argos on Friday did you?

October 24, 2011  12:42 PM ET

On the plus side...they're not showing any (good) tendancies opposing goaltenders can pick up on film.

October 24, 2011  12:42 PM ET
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Slappy, the only meaningless comments on T&R come from the mods when we get out of line and use such dirty words as "****goblin," or "sh***!"

I guess you're not familiar with Isle Man or BGM then...

October 24, 2011  12:45 PM ET

Perhaps it's time the Hawks considered replacing their coach...just a thought.

October 24, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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Read Argos on Friday did you?

I heard an interview with the Mule and his PP goal in the game before Washington. He said that Babs told them that they would have to score on the PP or he would lose his job....so he said we had to do something...

I am seriously hoping the Wilson try emulate Babcock with that stratagy and see what happens.

October 24, 2011  12:55 PM ET
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I heard an interview with the Mule and his PP goal in the game before Washington. He said that Babs told them that they would have to score on the PP or he would lose his job....so he said we had to do something...I am seriously hoping the Wilson try emulate Babcock with that stratagy and see what happens.

Well, that worked for two PP goals for Mule in the first period, so I guess one could say that bit of coaching worked.

October 24, 2011  02:07 PM ET
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Read Argos on Friday did you?

Hard to miss him, Canuck. The man doesn't post so much as he floods the threads with his comments when he makes an appearance.

 
October 24, 2011  03:07 PM ET
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Read Argos on Friday did you?

Twas entertainin' :) But, his team is playing well, can't take that away from him.

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