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Vince Vaughn may be a good luck charm for Toews, Blackhawks after all

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Vince Vaughn may be a good luck charm for Toews, Blackhawks after all

By Zareen Syed

 

Chicago guy Vince Vaughn is all over the Stanley Cup Final. And why wouldn't he be? 

Earlier in the week, the actor picked up the tab for the Lightning coaching staff at the Chicago Cut (they really have it good, huh?) and perhaps got hit with some side-eyes from his fellow loyal fans. 

But worry not, his act of generosity didn't cost more than just dinner. In fact, looks like he's bringing us some luck by sitting rink side as Jonathan Toews scored the opening goal in Game 4.

In classic die-hard fashion, Vaughn gives his buddy Toews a pointing approval. If we mouth read correctly, pretty sure he says "nice job, my man." 

 

[More: Vince Vaughn likes Blackhawks' chances: 'Chicago has a big heart']

And just when you think Vaughn had enough of a good time, in a SportsNet.ca exclusive before the game, he sat down with Toews for some full-fledged banter about everything from the Toews Lake in Manitoba to his dance-off with Patrick Kane.

Vaughn also had a blast with nicknames. "People have called you Captian Serious, Tazer, Johnny Johnny hotcakes.... the last one I might've just made up on the spot," joked Vaughn. (Toews told Vaughn to come hang out in the locker room to get himself a nickname, too.)

See Vaughn's full interview with Toews here. 

Nicknames aside, the two had more to bond over. In March, Vaughn was in Chicago for the Polar Plunge to support he Special Olympics and sported none other than a Toews jersey. But it kind of, sort of backfired: "It was a terrible idea!" Vaughn said. "Because the fabric made it twice as cold." You can check that out below: 

 

 

 

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.