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Campoli makes Hawks debut vs. Flames on CSN

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Campoli makes Hawks debut vs. Flames on CSN

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
12:07 p.m.
By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

Chris Campoli will be paired with Brian Campbell when he makes his Chicago Blackhawks debut tonight against the Calgary Flames.

Campoli got into Chicago on Tuesday night and said being part of a trade has been madness.

I must have had 200 messages on my phone, Campoli said Wednesday morning. All in all its a good opportunity for me. Im leaving a situation in Ottawa where there are no hard feelings. Im happy to move on.

Coach Joel Quenneville said Campoli, who should get some penalty-kill time in the immediate future, should be a good partner for Campbell.

They both compliment each other with agility and way they move the puck. Itll be a nice start for the both of them, Quenneville said. (Campoli) adds an ingredient we like, whether its puck possession or activation of our D. I think hell have some minutes back there as well and I think he can play in all situations.

Campoli hasnt crossed paths with many of the Blackhawks players other than Dave Bolland. Theyre both from the Toronto area and faced each other in the Ontario Hockey League; Campoli played for Erie and Bolland for London.

He was older than me so I was always young and I didnt have a big build on me. He was always a bigger guy, Bolland said. Hed give me a few stiff shoulders when we played Erie. It was always tough playing him. I think its going to be great for us.

Briefly
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson did not participate in morning skate but he will play tonight against the Flames.

Corey Crawford gets the start in goal, his ninth in a row.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

Under Center Podcast: Bears back at Bourbonnais

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Under Center Podcast: Bears back at Bourbonnais

Luke Stuckmeyer and John "Moon" Mullin report from Day 1 of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais.

Despite the Bears' recent injury history, Coach Nagy says he's going to run a tough camp to make sure his players are calloused for the regular season.

Plus, does Mitchell Trubisky already have a chip on his shoulder? What's going on with Roquan Smith's contract negotiations? Finally, what is Moon looking for the most throughout camp?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Lucas Giolito has some fun with the not so dark side of his Twitter history

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Lucas Giolito has some fun with the not so dark side of his Twitter history

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito isn't having a great season, but at least it looks like his Twitter account could pass a background check.

A Twitter user dug through some of Giolito's tweets from his teenage years. He didn't find much in the way of hateful, mean or angry tweets. Instead, he found candy, touch tanks at the aquarium and animated movies.

The tweet got plenty of attention on the platform, leading Giolito to comment on it. Giolito took the joke with a good sense of humor and made a joke at his own expense.

This kind of makes you wonder what else would qualify as Giolito's "dark side." Maybe this will spawn a series of Lucas Giolito facts like the very tame version of Chuck Norris or The Most Interesting Man in the World.