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07:25 AM ET 06.12 | In this case, the laundry tells a story, as players often learn where they are in the lineup by the color of the jersey hanging in their stall before practices. For Chicago Blackhawks forwards Viktor Stalberg and Brandon Bollig, Tuesday morning was probably a very surprising look. Bollig had a black jersey, signifying his spot on one of the bottom two lines. Stalberg had a white one, meaning for the second time in the postseason, he's not on any line. Stalberg is out and Bollig is in when the Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final here on Wednesday night. Coach Joel Quenneville, when asked if that's the case, said there was a "likelihood or probability it could happen." In other words, those are the changes.

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June 12, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Hmmm, Bollig has played in 43 NHL games and accumulated 0 points (but 109 PIMs).
Stallberg has 243 games, 52 goals, and 132 PIMs.

Bollig is in and Stalberg is out. Clearly Q-Dog thinks that Bollig can do what Crosby, Malkin, etc could not do. Score on Rask.

Its gonna be a beauty tonight !

June 12, 2013  08:29 AM ET

So the Q expects things to be Bollig over.

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June 12, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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He doesn't want his team to Stal early on.

Then he should be making some lineup changes for Boston. ;-)

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June 12, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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If Quenneville thinks that inserting some supposed tough guy who can't score on an empty net is going to help beat Boston or intimidate them he is already down a game in this series.

Boston in 5.

June 12, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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If Quenneville thinks that inserting some supposed tough guy who can't score on an empty net is going to help beat Boston or intimidate them he is already down a game in this series.

Go Hawks ! Boston loses series, and then blows up Team sending Marchand and Lucic to Calgary.

June 12, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Go Hawks ! Boston loses series, and then blows up Team sending Marchand and Lucic to Calgary.

I've repeatedly warned you about sharing water bottles with To***to fans.

June 12, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Go Hawks ! Boston loses series, and then blows up Team sending Marchand and Lucic to Calgary.

Little early to be drinking (heavily)? :-)

June 12, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Go Hawks ! Boston loses series, and then blows up Team sending Marchand and Lucic to Calgary.

You can wish in one hand...

Although I am not rooting for either team, I think it could go seven.

June 12, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Boston in 5.

I'm saying 6.

As Mike Heika put it this morning - the Bruins don't seem to have any holes right now.

June 12, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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Little early to be drinking (heavily)? :-)

LOL- not this time next week Slappy. I am 4 sleeps away from my annual Northern Alberta Skins and Fins Derby. 4 days of debauchery with 10 Buddies , no Wives, no Kids , no Staff ,..................................priceless

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June 12, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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LOL- not this time next week Slappy. I am 4 sleeps away from my annual Northern Alberta Skins and Fins Derby. 4 days of debauchery with 10 Buddies , no Wives, no Kids , no Staff ,..................................priceless

LMAO. Have a great time Harry. If anybody can take 4 days of debauchery, it's you! Seriously, enjoy.

:-)

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June 12, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Little early to be drinking (heavily)? :-)

Does drinking leave smoke behind:)

June 12, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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LOL- not this time next week Slappy. I am 4 sleeps away from my annual Northern Alberta Skins and Fins Derby. 4 days of debauchery with 10 Buddies , no Wives, no Kids , no Staff ,..................................priceless

Crowded around the TV at night watching the SC. Fun times.

June 12, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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Obviously, a win would be sweet no matter where they do it, but if I had a choice it would happen at the Garden. Since I really, really, really doubt it will be a sweep I have to wish for a 6 game win.

I like winning on the other guy's rink.

Make those Hawks fans have to sit there and watch instead of having a fog horn blowing and the Hawks figure skating around at centre ice....

June 12, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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I like winning on the other guy's rink.Make those Hawks fans have to sit there and watch instead of having a fog horn blowing and the Hawks figure skating around at centre ice....

Don't forget the insipid "Chelsea Dagger".

 
June 12, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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I like winning on the other guy's rink.Make those Hawks fans have to sit there and watch instead of having a fog horn blowing and the Hawks figure skating around at centre ice....

And that annoying song they play after the Hawks score. Really sucks.

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