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Quenneville challenges big Bryan Bickell

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07:38 AM ET 01.07 | During their shootout loss to San Jose, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made Bryan Bickell conspicuous by his absence. [Quenneville left Bickell] on the bench for the third period and overtime. ... [Quenneville] offered a frank assessment of the improvement needed from Bickell, who missed 14 games with a left knee injury earlier this season. "His all-around game," Quenneville said. "I think there's more there, whether it's puck protection or recognition or being involved, more direct." Bickell played nine shifts covering a total of 5 minutes, 20 seconds, a season low except for the Nov. 19 game in which he injured his knee. Bickell, who was on the ice with the third line during the Sharks' opening goal in the first period, has one goal and one assist and is a minus-4 in nine games since his return.

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January 7, 2014  09:29 AM ET

Don't worry, Bryan. It looks like Kane still loves you.

January 7, 2014  09:41 AM ET

Big Contractitis?

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January 7, 2014  10:03 AM ET

Big Bryan Bickell...say that three times in a row, real fast. :)

January 7, 2014  10:16 AM ET

Joel and Scotty and Stan just don't know what it's like to be big. They just don't last around these guys.

January 7, 2014  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Big Bryan Bickell...say that three times in a row, real fast. :)

......ain't worth a plugged....

January 7, 2014  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Big Contractitis?

Overrated, overpaid.

January 7, 2014  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Big Contractitis?

Yep. Shrek needs to go back to the swamp for a while. He forgot what got him the above mentioned disease.

January 7, 2014  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Big Bryan Bickell...say that three times in a row, real fast. :)

Any relation to Travis?

January 7, 2014  01:55 PM ET

Bolland doesnt look so bad now, does he?

January 7, 2014  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bolland doesnt look so bad now, does he?

Neither does Big Buff.

 
January 8, 2014  03:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Overrated, overpaid.

So has been Kadri, or at least he makes me think so....I know he's talented, but c'mon lets go money man! Clarkson hasn't done a thing since coming........except take a nice pay check, and then there is this Bickell stuff.....

He got a nice pay day for a big performance during the SC playoffs, and hasn't been the same since.

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