Korean Newspaper declares Chicago Bears Stanley Cup champs


Korean Newspaper declares Chicago Bears Stanley Cup champs

Because the internet works in wonderful and mysterious ways, Twitter user Vinny Oz scooped out an image posted on reddit of The Korea Times sports section. (How one happens to come across such things is beyond me, but that's beside the point.) Before we even get to it, let's establish first how The Korea Times could have just left the Stanley Cup celebrations alone without an ounce of coverage. Especially given that they are on the other side of the globe, there really isn't any obligation to chime in. Kudos, I guess -- for trying?

Despite the effort, the headline in all it's delusional glory reads: "Chicago Bears clinch Stanley Cup." The mental image of this is even funnier than the major copy editing mishap. Just imagine the Bears hoisting the Stanley Cup.... (since the headline naturally opens up a forum of bad Bears jokes, we'll just leave it at this).

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Well then, guess this takes care of why the Blackhawks celebration is at Soldier Field. It all makes sense.


Blackhawks make it official: Corey Crawford is back

Blackhawks make it official: Corey Crawford is back

He’s back.

Corey Crawford was officially activated from injured reserve on Thursday and will start in goal for the first time since Dec. 23, 2017 when the Blackhawks host the Arizona Coyotes.

"It’s exciting," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I’m sure he’s looking forward to it and we’re all excited about it as well. It’ll be a fun situation for the guys, seeing him back in the net as well. So we’re looking for everyone to be excited about tonight’s game."

The two-time Stanley Cup champion was medically cleared to practice from his concussion on Oct. 1, but the Blackhawks wanted to give Crawford as much time as he needed to get his conditioning and puck-tracking skills up to game speed before putting him into game action.

"It feels good to be back to myself," Crawford said on Wednesday. "I'm feeling good, I'm feeling clear. It was a pretty long process. ... Practices have been great, been getting timing a little bit more and getting up to speed and reading shots and all that, so it'll be nice to finally get in one."

To make room for Crawford on the 23-man roster, the Blackhawks have assigned forward Luke Johnson to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Brandon Saad, who wore a white healthy scratch jersey all week at practice, will take his spot in the lineup.

For now, the Blackhawks will hang on to Anton Forsberg and carry three goaltenders as insurance as they get ready to start a seven-games-in-11-days stretch.

Crawford was 16-9-2 with a 2.27 goals against average, .929 save percentage and two shutouts in 28 games last season. The Blackhawks were 17-30-8 without him and finished last in the Central Division.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Is Crawford ready to go?


Sports Talk Live Podcast: Is Crawford ready to go?

Jimmy Greenfield, Connor McKnight, and Matt Spiegel join Kap on the panel to discuss Corey Crawford back on the ice for the first time in 10 months. The Bears have good news when it comes to Khalil Mack, who injured his ankle against the Dolphins.

Plus, Fred Hoiberg announces that Jabari Parker is coming off the bench for the season opener.

Listen to the full episode here or via the embedded player below: