After blowing two late leads, one resulting in an overtime loss, the Coyotes are hoping to avoid taking another step back tonight. Standing in their way will be a sold-out and fully charged United Center crowd. Speaking with TSN, Coyotes captain Shane Doan called tonights game a must win.
We never want to give up a game-winner the way we did, said Doan. We have to go in there and win one of those.
As far as the Blackhawks go, Patrick Sharp is approaching tonights contest with a similar mentality.
We learn in the playoffs that always the next game is always the biggest, Sharp said before alluding to Saturday nights victory. Well enjoy this and be ready for the next one."
The Hawks might be a man short tonight as Andrew Shaw awaits word from league officials whether or not he will be penalized for his hit on Yotes goalie Mike Smith.
Doan hinted that retaliation should be expected.
As you go through a series, you start to get a little personal, battles going on where you want to make sure you win those, Doan told the Chicago Sun-Times. Its time to get personal.
If the Coyotes do chose to retaliate, Corey Crawford wont be fazed.
If they want to come try it, try it, said Crawford. Ill be ready.
Mark Grote, Chris Bleck and JJ Stankevitz join Luke Stuckmeyer on the panel.
0:00- Bulls and Hawks battle it out at the bottom of the NBA standings. Are they too good to finish in the bottom 3?
6:00- The Derrick Rose reunion talk continues. Would he fit with the young Bulls?
7:30- The panel discusses how you should watch Bulls games for the remainder of the season.
9:00- The guys discuss their favorite moments of the Melo Era.
10:00- 8 Bears were named to the Pro Bowl. 7 will be playing. Will Bears fans actually watch this meaningless exhibition?
14:00- Luke has the latest on Manny Machado-- it's that there is no news. The guys discuss when something might actually happen. How devastating would it be if he does not sign with the White Sox?
19:00- The Blackhawks beat another division leader. They've won 2 straight heading into the All-Star Break. Could they sneak into the playoffs?
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The White Sox are still supposedly in the hunt for the two big free agents fishes of this offseason, but they also made an offer to catcher Yasmani Grandal.
That's what Robert Murray of The Athletic is reporting.
Apparently, the White Sox were one of four teams to offer a multi-year deal to Grandal, along with the Mets, Angels and Twins. He wound up with the Brewers on a one-year deal worth at least $18.25 million ($16 million for 2019 and a $2.25 million buyout if the mutual option for 2020 isn't picked up).
Back in December, it was reported that the White Sox were "looking at" Grandal as a potential upgrade at catcher. Apparently, that resulted in a contract offer to the 30-year-old.
The offer obviously wasn't accepted, but is another sign of the White Sox trying to be active this offseason and showing some willingness to spend money.
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