Mark McNeill – photo: HockeyBroad.com
By Chris Block
We’ve got TTMI~Radio coming up tomorrow night (Wednesday) January 4th over at BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn.
Join us live at 8pm central for our annual New Years resolution and predictions extravaganza. This show should be Super.
We’ll take a look at why the Blackhawks suck against the Oilers, what’s wrong with Dan Carcillo’s brain… how the Blackhawks don’t seem to care about the brains of Marcus Kruger, Brent Seabrook and others… and we’ll preview the week ahead, including the big matchups Thursday in Philly with the Flyers and back at home Sunday with the Red Wings.
Beer, Bacon & Malort
My good friends over at HockeeNight dot com will be hosting some Red Wings fans this Saturday night, January 7th, at Paddy Long’s in Chicago at 1028 W. Diversey. That, of course, is on the eve of the Red Wings-Blackhawks matchup at United Center the next night. Hmm. Beer, bacon and Malort… don’t mind if I do.
–I’ll have another column running in the Committed Indian this Sunday night.
McNeil, Danault gets deals
On Monday, the Blackhawks made official the signings of both of their 2011 1st round draft picks, centers Mark McNeill and Phillip Danault.
Both players will continue with their junior teams and likely be called to the Rockford IceHogs if those seasons end before Rockford’s does, which at this point looks like it’ll be on April 14th.