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Kane undergoes surgery on injured wrist.

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday that forward Patrick Kane will require surgery after injuring his wrist during offseason workouts.

"Patrick Kane sustained a left wrist injury which came to light recently during his off-season training," head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement released by the team. "He will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a scaphoid fracture. We anticipate a full recovery in 6-8 weeks and in time for training camp. We do not anticipate any long-term issues."

Kane finished with 27 goals and 73 points in 73 games this past season, with an ankle injury suffered in a Dec. 5 game against the Flames costing him some time on the sidelines. During his first three NHL seasons, Kane missed only two games.

The No. 1 pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, the 22-year-old forward has compiled 103 goals and 303 points in 317 regular-season games. He also has 20 goals and 48 points in 45 playoff games, including the Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime of Game 6 against the Flyers in the 2010 Final.

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Kane undergoes surgery on injured wrist.

"We anticipate a full recovery in 6-8 weeks and in time for training camp. We do not anticipate any long-term issues.”

Should be ok.

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Chicago does this thing where they have a convention. It's seems like a really fun thing to do with the playrs and coachs. I think that's be cool if the Canadiens had one but I keep feeling like ours would turn out too serious compared to their's or how it should be.

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A convention?

Yah. I don't know all the specifics but it's - you know how sometimes with movies or shows or certain cultural things (like comics or anime) and they meet in halls in hotels or in big areas and they have a convention. Everyone is sitting up at the table and they have thier microphones and people ask questions. Fans can go; media of course too. There are a bunch of players that go and it seems like it's actually a really good time for everyone.

I even recall last year I think it was that there was karaoke or they were singing. Or that becuase it was the year they won the cup they had a special entrance celebraion at the convention.

It just seems like a really fun thing they do which the fans can get involved in. This year's was even streamed live and I'm sure they showed it on the local network.

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Yah. I don't know all the specifics but it's - you know how sometimes with movies or shows or certain cultural things (like comics or anime) and they meet in halls in hotels or in big areas and they have a convention. Everyone is sitting up at the table and they have thier microphones and people ask questions. Fans can go; media of course too. There are a bunch of players that go and it seems like it's actually a really good time for everyone.

I even recall last year I think it was that there was karaoke or they were singing. Or that becuase it was the year they won the cup they had a special entrance celebraion at the convention.

It just seems like a really fun thing they do which the fans can get involved in. This year's was even streamed live and I'm sure they showed it on the local network.

Sounds like a good idea. But couldn't we just do a second fanjam or whatever only this time at the end of the year?

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Sounds like a good idea. But couldn't we just do a second fanjam or whatever only this time at the end of the year?

I suppose. I just like the way they do it. And if I'm not mistaken, famjam's happen before every home game. But I'd like to have something during the middle of the off season even though it's not actual hockey.

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I suppose. I just like the way they do it. And if I'm not mistaken, famjam's happen before every home game. But I'd like to have something during the middle of the off season even though it's not actual hockey.

Offseason works too. However it might be difficult as thats usually when players work out/visit with their families, some are from Europe remember.

Did Versteeg rap at the one they won the cup in :P

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Offseason works too. However it might be difficult as thats usually when players work out/visit with their families, some are from Europe remember.

Did Versteeg rap at the one they won the cup in :P

Yah, that's what I was thinking as well. But since it's an annual thing with Chicago, I think they have it worked out okay. Though they most likely have some missing.

I don't know but I'm sure they referenced that many times :lol:

"Everytime I dive in my pool..." lol

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Yah, that's what I was thinking as well. But since it's an annual thing with Chicago, I think they have it worked out okay. Though they most likely have some missing.

I don't know but I'm sure they referenced that many times :lol:

"Everytime I dive in my pool..." lol

Versteegs awesome, too bad he has to play on the worst teams now (Laffs, Flyers, Floridas not bad but I think they will use him wrong)

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I suppose. I just like the way they do it. And if I'm not mistaken, famjam's happen before every home game. But I'd like to have something during the middle of the off season even though it's not actual hockey.

Only in the playoffs.

A 'convention' doesn't look like a type of event that fits the Habs culture. They rather aim their large fan events towards kids.

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Only in the playoffs.

A 'convention' doesn't look like a type of event that fits the Habs culture. They rather aim their large fan events towards kids.

Woops.

And I see what you mean by the culture aspect and the organizations gearing events towards kids but there are young children there. I'm not saying this from experience, obviously, but I watched it and there are fans of all ages there. They go around and you hear a lot of young voices asking questions and such. Anyway, I'm just saying that there are children there, though the 'famjam', or any of their other large events that the Habs have are probably a better experience in terms of being involved and the level of fun. Though, I'm sure the Hawks have something along the lines of that as well.

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Good Idea for hawks to lock him up now

yep

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i actually will start the season liking sharp, but his chances of being a good guy are diminshing by the minute. i blame management of course, but the fans have a lot to do with it too.

nucks should have won it. period.

i've played martha washington's piano and until and unless the US collapses completely i will remain a patriotic guy who thinks that we can beat canada at their game honorably and within canadian rules of fair play. just because it doesn't look like its going to happen in my lifetime- and i'm not ever regretting not being a leaf's fan- remember this- hockey and gilligan's island came on at the same time when i was a kid. you just have to make your choices. :lol:

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Chicago Black Hawks

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Conference: West Division:Central

Arena: United Center

Captain: Jonathan Toews Headcoach: Joel Quenneville

2010-2011 Season Results: 44-29-9-97 Rank:8th in the West

2010-2011 Playoffs: Eliminated in 7 games - 1st round Stanley Cups:1934 1938 1961 2010

The Blackhawks learned the hard way that the only thing harder in professional sports than winning a championship is repeating. After setting a franchise record with 52 wins and winning the Stanley Cup in 2009-10, it was always going to be tough for last year's Blackhawks to achieve the same success.

The task was all that much more difficult after drastic personnel changes last off-season. The turnover not only weakened the team, but forced head coach Joel Quenneville to constantly juggle his lines trying to find a combination that worked.

That said, the new-look team battled all-season long though finishing with a 44-29-9 record and grabbed the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks actually lost their final game of the regular season to Detroit, but got some help from the Minnesota Wild who beat Dallas and allowed Chicago to sneak in to the playoffs.

The Blackhawks also snuck into the playoffs despite sticking with Marty Turco for so long, hoping that he would be their legitimate starter in net. Their season turned around once Crawford had the No. 1 job.

The Blackhawks (again) faced the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs, taking the eventual Stanley Cup finalists the distance before losing in Game 7.

The biggest move this off-season for the Hawks was locking up Patrick Sharp to a five-year, $29.5 million deal. Sharp, along with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, will once again be the ones to lead Chicago this up front this year. At the back end, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook remain one of the top defensive pairings around. The Blackhawks also pursued tough players in the off-season. Steve Montador, Jamal Mayers, Dan Carcillo and Sean O'Donnell all have a history of dropping the gloves.

Additions: D Steve Montador, RW Jamal Mayers, D Sean O'Donnell, LW Andrew Brunette, LW Dan Carcillo, D Sami Lepisto

Subtractions: D Brian Campbell, C Jake Dowell

Prospect Report: GM Stan Bowman has made the importance of developing prospects clear. Defenceman Nick Leddy and centre Marcus Kruger are the two young players that could have the biggest impact on the team this season. Leddy was impressive in last summer's prospect game and ended up playing in 46 games for the team last year. At times he looked like a top-four defenceman and at times he looked like he needed more time in the AHL. If he can get some more ice time at the AHL level to start the year, he could be a very good call up for Chicago.

Kruger showed a fast learning curve after joining the Blackhawks from Djurgardens in Sweden, as the team pushed for the playoffs last season. He held his own in the seven regular season games and five playoff games he played last year. Kruger has both size and skill and is also willing to block shots and hit.

Breakout Player to Watch: Corey Crawford. The 26-year-old netminder had a terrific first season making the NHL's All-Rookie Team with a .917 save percentage and 2.30 goals-against average. Crawford also had four shutouts in 57 games with a record of 33-18-6. With a grittier, veteran defence in front of him this season his numbers could be even better.

Marquee Match-Up: Nov. 6 vs. Vancouver. The Blackhawks get their first shot at revenge against the team that knocked them out of last year's playoffs. The Blackhawks fought back from a 3-0 deficit against the Canucks, only to lose in Game 7 of the first round. And Carcillo's scathing comments on the Canucks only add fuel to the fire. The Hawks and Canucks have four total matchups in 2011-12.

Other Dates To Watch: Oct. 13 - The Blackhawks get their first and only look at the new Winnipeg Jets. Oct. 15 - The Blackhawks host the Bruins in a battle of 'Original 6' teams and the last two Stanley Cup Champions.

Reason To Get Excited: The dynamic duo of Toews and Kane up front means that Chicago Blackhawks will always be fun to watch. Throw in Marian Hossa, Sharp and Keith and Seabrook at the back gives the Blackhawks one of the most talented cores in the league. With the added veteran presence this year the Blackhawks could very well re-establish themselves as contenders.

Home Hardware: Duncan Keith. Keith won the Norris Trophy in 2010 and should receive serious consideration again this year. Keith, along with Brent Seabrook make up what is perhaps the best shutdown defensive pairing in the NHL. His play did decline last year as he struggled under a heavy workload (29:10 per game in October) after the Blackhawks lost bodies last summer.

On The Hot Seat: Niklas Hjalmarsson struggled early (minus-8 in 11 games in October) after signing a big deal last summer via offer sheet, then played fewer than 17 minutes per game down the stretch in March and April before finally playing more than 19 minutes per game in each of the last four games against Vancouver. For what he's being paid, Hjalmarsson has to fill a top-four role and that means 20-plus minutes a night.

It's Your! Call: Have the Chicago Blackhawks made the right moves to get themselves back into contention for a second Stanley Cup in three years?

Will the veteran additions to the squad make the team a grittier team or will they affect the speed the Blackhawks have become known for over the last few seasons?

Chicago needed help just to make the playoffs last season but were also just three points away from having sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference. In the playoffs, they showed the kind of fight against the Canucks that helped make them Champions two years ago. With more roster stability this off-season, the team finds itself in a much better position heading into this season than a year ago.

The Blackhawks have as talented of a core as there is in the NHL, but are they deep enough to get back to the pinnacle of the NHL?

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Blackhawks acquire David Teows, younger brother of Jonathon from the Islanders for future considerations.

with the possibility of it being a huge mistake- at least to my mind.

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