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07:36 AM ET 09.17 | Hulking forward Bryan Bickell couldn't do much wrong during Chicago's run to the Stanley Cup, exploding for nine goals and eight assists after scoring nine times and adding 14 assists in 48 regular-season games. The Hawks are banking on Bickell being able to replicate -- or improve upon -- that magical four-round run as they signed the 27-year-old to a four-year, $16 million contract during the summer. "If he could do that over 82 games, Bickell would be a whole different level in how you look at him," coach Joel Quenneville said. ... "He put it all together in the playoffs and put himself in a good spot. Hopefully, he can be that guy for the majority of the games." After his raised level of play in the playoffs and the new contract, expectations are heightened.

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September 17, 2013  08:14 AM ET

The postseason is when it really matters...Hawks and Blues will battle it out to be the Western representative.

September 17, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Bickell was signed for his size and physical presence as well. Check the photograph accompanying this article and you'll see the noticeable difference between Bickell and Kane.

September 17, 2013  08:38 AM ET

I think he had a hot playoff, and if he ios trying to make himself into a goal scorer....well let's see what he does over an 82 game schedule

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September 17, 2013  09:01 AM ET

What is up with that pic? It has "man love" written all over it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;)

September 17, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Bickell was signed for his size and physical presence as well. Check the photograph accompanying this article and you'll see the noticeable difference between Bickell and Kane.

I thought it was Teenwolf and Frankenstein.

September 17, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What is up with that pic? It has "man love" written all over it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;)

"I can't quit you".

September 17, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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"I can't quit you".

"So I'll have to put you down for awhile" Robert Plant

September 17, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What is up with that pic? It has "man love" written all over it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;)

odd shot...
'Who did it, who called you that bad name...I'll fix him" Bickell

September 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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odd shot...'Who did it, who called you that bad name...I'll fix him" Bickell

Exactly!

September 17, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Kane: "Please. Be my friend Bryan."
Bickell: "You got it Dude"

Scoreboard: "Tune in next week for - Who was that other guy I saw you with at the club Bryan"?

September 17, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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odd shot...'Who did it, who called you that bad name...I'll fix him" Bickell

I know you wanted to be Slightly Less Silly but I'd have gone with Jethro Q. Walrustitty.

Always made me laugh...:-)

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September 17, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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I have no clue what's been going on, but Walrustitty is the greatest word i've ever seen. Might give my first born that middle name.

You must brush up on your Python.

September 17, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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You must brush up on your Python.

it is absolutely in my top 5 ever....Cleese's call is hysterical

September 17, 2013  09:54 AM ET

so that's what $4 mil a yr. gets ya these days?

September 17, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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I know you wanted to be Slightly Less Silly but I'd have gone with Jethro Q. Walrustitty.Always made me laugh...:-)

this wouldn't fit;
Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northcott Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith

September 17, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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it is absolutely in my top 5 ever....Cleese's call is hysterical

Nobody's better as the frantic, hysterical guy than Cleese.

September 17, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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this wouldn't fit;Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northcott Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith

LOL - If it won't fit.....force it.

 
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