Even when they're not playing, the Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry can get heated. During a broadcast of "Blackhawks Live at Harry Caray's" on WGN-AM 720 on Monday, Dave Bolland made some comments about Daniel and Henrik Sedin that didn't sit well north of the border.
Bolland called the talented twins "sisters," and wouldn't back down from the comment when asked if they'd still be sisters if they ever joined the Blackhawks.
Well, theyll never become Hawks, Bolland said. I don't think we'd let them on our team. We'd be sure not to let them on our team. And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one got the top.
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault didn't appreciate Bolland's comments and fired back at him Wednesday according to TSN.ca.
When you have comments like Bollands, obviously (its) an individual whos IQ is probably the size of a bird seed and hes got a face that only a mother could look at, Vigneault said.
After staying out of the public eye since his historic emergency relief appearance, Scott Foster emerged in Vegas at the NHL Awards and it was perfect.
The 36-year-old accountant fittingly presented the Vezina Trophy award for the league's top goaltender and joked that he needed to speed it up because he had to get back to work.
Check him out on stage:
What a moment. And well done, NHL.
Foster stopped all seven shots he faced in 14:01 of action in the Blackhawks' 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on March 30.
Nashville Predators netminder Pekke Rinne took home the award, but you can't argue against Foster's 1.000 career save percentage.
From June 17-21, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile two prospects per day — 10 total (five forwards, five defensemen) — leading up to the NHL Draft.
Weight: 180 pounds
"A very effective two-way defenseman with good puck distribution and a strong shot from the points on the power play. He is a point-producer with size, who defends and utilizes strong positioning and a good stick in the defensive zone."
NHL player comparable: Brent Burns
Fit for Blackhawks:
The Blackhawks lacked defensemen that generated offense last year. They also lacked defenders than can ... defend. Dobson is a player who can do both, and if he slips past Vancouver at No. 7, the Blackhawks may have a difficult decision on their hands.
Dobson could solve some of those defensive issues, but it likely wouldn't be in time for the 2018-19 season. He needs time to develop properly.
The Blackhawks like to evaluate prospects based on what their ceiling is and where they're at in their development curve, and if they see major upside here, they'll go for it. It just depends if there's somebody available that they like better.