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Frolik, Czech Republic capture Bronze at World Championships

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Frolik, Czech Republic capture Bronze at World Championships

Michael Frolik was the only Blackhawk to medal at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, capturing a bronze medal courtesy of the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over Finland Sunday.

Frolik did not record a point in the match. All three of the Czech Republic's goals came in the first period as Petr Prucha, Jiri Novotny and David Krejci beat Finland netminder Petri Vehanen.

Later in the day, Russia took Gold with a 6-2 win over Slovakia. Washington's Alexander Semin scored two goals and had three points while Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and three points. Alex Ovechkin had a pair of assists.

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored both goals for the Slovaks.

Below are the final statistics for each Blackhawk:

Player
Games played
Goals
Assists
Michael Frolik
10
2
1
Duncan Keith
8
1
10
Patrick Sharp
8
1
7
Viktor Stalberg
8
3
1
Marcus Kruger
8
3
2
Niklas Hjalmarsson
8
0
3

Keith's 11 points led Team Canada and were ninth-best in the tournament despite playing two less games than Evgeni Malkin (19 points) or Alexander Popov (12 points).

Cubs Talk Podcast: Laying out a Báez extension and why Contreras' trade value spiked

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Laying out a Báez extension and why Contreras' trade value spiked

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan gives his thoughts on what a Javier Báez extention could look like. He also discusses how Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox increases Willson Contreras' trade value.

1:25 - Will Cubs and Javy Báez agree on a contract extension?

3:44 - If Báez doesn't want to commit long term, do Cubs trade him now?

6:15 - Kap gives his proposed deal that Báez could accept.

8:41 - Will Cubs lock up other key players with same type of mentality?

10:52 - Will Cubs be willing to trade Willson Contreras?

11:55 - With Grandal to the White Sox, teams might be more willing to part with their best prospects with Contreras in a deal.

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Soups on — Brian Campbell on his career with the Blackhawks and what’s next

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Soups on — Brian Campbell on his career with the Blackhawks and what’s next

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle talks to former Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion, Brian Campbell.

They discuss his “One Last Shift” at the United Center this week, the rocky relationship he had with Joel Quenneville in year one and when he knew he was out of Q’s doghouse.

Campbell tells us the moment in 2010 when he knew the Blackhawks were Stanley Cup contenders. He also talks about the injury he received from Alex Ovechkin and his return to the line-up in the middle of the Nashville series.

Soupy tells us about his work with defenseman, such as Adam Boqvist, and how the Blackhawks tweaked defensive zone system has helped the team in recent weeks.

0:30 - What was “One more shift” like?

1:30 - What did your daughters Harper & Everly think about “One More Shift”?

3:00 - Back in 2008, how many teams did it come down to before you decided on Hawks?

4:45 - Taking less term in Chicago

6:00 - Rough start with Joel Quenneville

7:30 - When Campbell knew he was out of Q’s dog house

9:00 - Hossa’s debut signals Cup Contender

10:00 - Campbell injury from Ovechkin

11:00 - Return in Nashville series

12:30 - Soupy meets future wife

13:30 - Sweet Home Chicago

15:00 - Current role with Hawks

16:30 - Working with Adam Boqvist & Nicholas Beaudin

20:30 - Is Gustafsson back?

22:30 - Tweaked DZ coverage scheme

24:00 - “Soup and a Sandwich”

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