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Toews is glad to play more hockey (and Mario Kart)

May 29, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

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Jonathan Toews has accomplished so much in his career that it’s easy to forget that he’s still very young at 25. Maybe a video game reference will help remind some people?

The Chicago Blackhawks captain gave a pretty lighthearted assessment of why he’s glad his team managed to advance to the 2013 Western Conference finals (via the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus).

“We’ve played a lot of hockey. But it’s too early to go home,” Toews said. “We like going on the road, playing Mario Kart.”

Should we start calling him “Captain Serious Gamer” from now on, then?

Toews left a burning question: which Mario Kart are they playing? Nintendo has made a lot of them, after all.

  1. sabatimus - May 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    The original SNES version only, please. Donkey Kong for the win.

    • drmcsexy - May 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      No way, Mario Kart 64 is the premiere Mario Kart and if you use anyone else outside of Toad, Peach and Yoshi then well… you’re a fool.

      • sabatimus - May 29, 2013 at 11:58 PM

        Never played it. The original’s Donkey Kong had I think the highest top speed but the slowest acceleration and the worst cornering–i.e. the most chaotic ride.

      • sjsharks86 - May 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        MK64 is the best, & DK rules all if you now how to play him, he’s the original Drift King.

    • no - May 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      they go with n64, which I have to agree with

  2. caniac4ever - May 29, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    The red shell attack is for rookie players. Toews should be connecting with the green shell by now. Am I right?

  3. johnwwt1976 - May 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Didn’t even know he was playing in this years playoffs?? Overrated!!!

    • caniac4ever - May 30, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Overrated? Don’t you have some NBA to watch guy? Clueless!

  4. sjsharks66 - May 30, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    SNES mario kart is the best. Next in line is 64. Th Wii and gameboy versions are crap.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Can’t imagine a better captain.

  6. jhuck92 - May 30, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Nah, these youngbloods play Mario Kart Wii. It was on the ‘Hawks episode of NHL 36.

  7. comeonnowguys - May 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Rainbow Road can die in a fire.

    And then get resurrected as a zombie.

    And then die in another fire.

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