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Blackhawks Hall of Famer Tony Esposito to be next featured guest on Inside Look

Blackhawks Hall of Famer Tony Esposito to be next featured guest on Inside Look

“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Luke Stuckmeyer, featuring Tony Esposito to debut Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM CT 

CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips

Chicago, IL (May 11, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac

Debuting Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Luke Stuckmeyerhosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago Blackhawks Ambassador/Hockey Hall of Famer TONY ESPOSITO.  Esposito discusses everything from his youth growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, with his Hockey Hall of Fame brother Phil Esposito, being claimed on waivers by the Blackhawks in 1969, his stellar 1969-70 rookie campaign, in which he won both the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender and the Calder Trophy as the league’s rookie of the year, his mental game preparation throughout his brilliant career, his return to the Blackhawks organization as an Ambassador in 2008, and much more.  

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV.  Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet.  Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Tony Esposito on the following dates/times: Sat, May 23 at 8pm - Sun, May 24 at noon - Wed, May 27 at 8pm - Fri, May 29 at 5:30pm on CSN+HD - Sat, May 30 at 2pm - Sun, May 31 at 3pm and Mon, June 1 at 1:30pm.  Schedule subject to change.

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Tony Esposito presented by Cadillac premiering Wednesday, May 20 on Comcast SportsNet:

ESPOSITO on being claimed on waivers by the Blackhawks in 1969:

“That was the best day of my life.  I remember it.  I mean I had better times, but at the time I said 'I got to go back to Montreal,’ and I really didn't want to go there.  It wasn't my…it was a different kind of living, it was mainly French culture a lot, and I was a Midwesterner, so I was kind of used to this.  I'd been there (Chicago) before, because my brother (Phil) played for the Hawks for two-and-a-half to three years.  And I came down to visit him when I was at Michigan Tech, and we had said 'geez, what a great place to play hockey,’ and he ends up getting traded to Boston and then the next year, then I come into Chicago. So, the only time I wanted to come to Chicago for another reason was when I played in Montreal against the Chicago Blackhawks.”

ESPOSITO on returning to the Blackhawks organization as an Ambassador:

“As you get older, you reflect more on things that have happened to you, and that was one of the nicest things that ever happened to me, and I'm sure to Bobby (Hull), Stan (Mikita), and Denis (Savard), because all of a sudden, you're old, and your hockey career is pretty much passé as an administrator or whatever.  When you get that phone call and they say they want you back with the hockey team, and it's just... it's just very gratifying and they didn't have to do that.  A lot of teams don't do anything like that.  But again, this is the Chicago Blackhawks, today's Chicago Blackhawks. They're innovative in everything they do, we're emulated all over the league, so they're ahead of the curve all the time here. And they brought us guys in and we try to do the job that they ask us to do, which I think we do well. We're just proud to be here.”

Stan Bowman: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford 'progressing like he normally would'

Stan Bowman: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford 'progressing like he normally would'

Stan Bowman likes where Corey Crawford is at this state of the offseason, he said Friday prior to the NHL Draft.

Speaking with NBC Sports Chicago's Pat Boyle, Bowman noted that while Crawford hasn't begun doing any on-ice work, that isn't unusual for players this early.

"We’ve been in contact with Corey and I think he’s been progressing like he normally would," Bowman said. "Most guys don’t do a lot of on-ice work the first couple of months of the offseason.

"Typically they get back on the ice sometime in July, some guys don’t skate until August. I think that’s sort of the plan for Corey as we go along here. I would say he’s right on the normal schedule for the offseason and we’ll just see how that goes."

That's good news for the Blackhawks, who sorely missed Crawford a year ago. The three-time Stanley Cup champion appeared in just 28 games, earning a 16-9-2 record and a 2.27 GAA.

Loyola's March Madness hero Donte Ingram will play with Bulls' Summer League team

Loyola's March Madness hero Donte Ingram will play with Bulls' Summer League team

Donte Ingram's 2018 keeps getting better and better.

The March Madness hero, who buried a game-winning 3-pointer in the first round of Loyola's win over Miami, will play on the Bulls' Summer League team.

Ingram, a Simeon Academy graduate, had himself an incredible senior season with the Ramblers, who advanced all the way to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed.

In five NCAA Tournament games Ingram averaged 7.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Ramblers. He also had 18 points in the MVC Conference Championship Game to secure the Ramblers' March Madness berth.

He'll join first-round draft picks Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison on the Las Vegas Summer League team, which will begin play early next month.