Artemi Panarin is the Breadman. There's no changing that now.
But how does Panarin actually think about that nickname?
He was asked that very question during Wednesday's end-of-season press conference at the United Center, and rest assured, he's a fan — despite not having the best grasp on the English language quite yet.
Panarin was also asked whether he's been to a Panera yet. And, yeah, he's been there, though it doesn't sound like he had any bread.
Perhaps there's an endorsement deal on the horizon?
Check out Panarin talking about his nickname in the video above.
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:
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.