Cubs

Quenneville fined for critical comments about refs after Game 3

662264.png

Quenneville fined for critical comments about refs after Game 3

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was fined 10,000 for his comments criticizing officials in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Quenneville was angry after Game 3, in which Marian Hossa was hurt by a high hit from Phoenix forward Raffi Torres. Quenneville called the hit brutal and was incensed that officials didnt call a penalty on it. Officials later said that the referees did not see the play, and therefore called nothing on it.

I had a hard time. I saw exactly what happened, Quenneville said on Tuesday night. How four guys missed it tonight, it was hard. The refereeing tonight was a disgrace.

The fine money goes to the NHL Foundation.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

1012_manny_machado.jpg
USA TODAY

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

Did Manny Machado’s value take a hit at all after he openly admitted hustling isn’t his “cup of tea”? Our Cubs team (David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Tony Andracki, Jeff Nelson) debate that, plus the potential fit of Machado or Bryce Harper for the 2019 Cubs and beyond.

[MORE: The most underrated storyline of the Cubs offseason]

The crew also runs down the top items on the Cubs’ offseason wish list – ranging from bullpen help to infield depth to a set leadoff hitter – in what may be the most impactful winter in Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago.

Listen to the podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

bulls_outsiders_title_post.png
NBC Sports Chicago

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, the Bulls Outsiders team of Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine join Kevin Anderson to talk about the series premier of ‘Bulls Outsiders’ Thursday night. Hear about how the show came together and what they are hoping to bring to the Bulls fanbase this season. They’ll also share their bold predictions for the season including two potential end-of-season award winners from this roster.

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