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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Reliving the best decade in Blackhawks history

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Reliving the best decade in Blackhawks history

Host Pat Boyle is joined by Steve Konroyd, and Scott King to discuss the very best moments, characters, and memories from the best decade of hockey in Blackhawks history.

(1:13) - Most defining moment

(6:26) - Favorite rivalry

(11:11) - Biggest goal

(15:12) - Most memorable series

(19:27) - Most memorable performance

(23:49) - Most memorable game

(29:27) - Biggest character

(35:09) - Unsung performance

(39:33) - Favorite Stanley Cup celebration

Listen here or in the embedded player below.

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Justin Faulk traded to Blues, signs seven-year extension

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Justin Faulk traded to Blues, signs seven-year extension

It was announced today defenseman Justin Faulk has been traded to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues, who then signed the All-Star defenseman to a seven-year extension.

The deal is worth $45.5 million (annual average value of $6.5 million). Talk about a high-price tag!

The Blues traded defenseman Joel Edmundson and prospect Dominik Bokk to Faulk’s former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, as well as a seventh-round pick in 2021 NHL draft. Along with signing Faulk, the Blues also received a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

The trade itself doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Faulk entered the final season of his six-year contract with the Hurricanes, with rumors circulating that Hurricanes were shopping around.

Faulk signed to Carolina after being selected during the second round in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Faulk was integral to the Hurricanes ascent to the Eastern Conference Final last year. He posted one goal and seven assists for the Hurricanes in 15 playoff games on top of ranking second amongst defenders in the club, with 35 points and a plus-9 rating.

"We are excited to add Justin to our core group for the next eight years," Blues GM Doug Armstrong said. "He's a Top-4 defenseman who averages over 23 minutes a game and we are confident he will be a strong addition to our club."

Even with the hefty paycheck, Blues fans seem to be pleased with the trade, taking to Twitter to praise Armstrong.

It’ll be interesting to see what Faulk’s addition to Blues lineup will mean for the Blackhawks when the two rivals come face to face this season in December.

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A baby broke the record for youngest human to ever be put in the Stanley Cup

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A baby broke the record for youngest human to ever be put in the Stanley Cup

Important things going on in the world of hockey these days: 

Why are we telling you this? Because the previous record holder was then-baby Blackhawks fan Elena Ruth Knickerbocker, who was a whopping 97 minutes old at the time. The Blues-Hawks rivalry lives on! 

A couple things here: 

1. Blues fans are just chilling with the Stanley Cup already? What? I can't keep track of all the different Cup superstitions but it feels like throwin' the kid in there while it's a 2-2 series isn't ideal?

2. It's just totally cool to put a baby in a trophy after literally 20 minutes of being alive? I need answers. 

To her credit, ex-record holder Elana Kickerbocker took the L with dignity. 

“Yes I know the story!," she said. "When I was ‘star of the week,’ at school, I said a few brief words about it and then I moved on to something else. “

No official statement from this new baby yet. Expect an official comment from her in rougly 2-3 years.