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Chicago’s Shaw admits he’s ‘not the best hockey player’

Jul 28, 2013, 9:34 AM EST

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Chicago’s Andrew Shaw showed up on the scene in a big way during the Blackhawks’ run to the Stanley Cup. Whether he was mixing it up with the opposing team or scoring a big goal, you couldn’t miss him.

During the Blackhawks’ convention in Chicago, Shaw tells Nina Falcone of CSNChicago.com being an underdog of sorts motivates him to be better.

“I pushed myself. I push myself to the limit and I never give up,” he said. “I work hard, every time I was on the ice I played every shift like it was my last. I just competed and did the best to my abilities every chance I got and every time I touched the ice, I was always working on something.

“I’ve got a lot to work on still, I’m not the best hockey player, I just have to keep working hard and every time I touch that ice I have to push myself as best I can.”

He may have found his stride in the playoffs as he went from having nine goals and 15 points in the regular season to five goals and nine points in the postseason. If that’s more like the guy we’ll see next season, Chicago will have yet another weapon at their disposal to frustrate and beat opponents.

  1. tfilarski - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    This is exactly the reason why the Hawks were so good and the key to their depth. It was players like Shaw accepting their role and staying determined

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      You said it my friend. EVERY team that wins the Stanley Cup has DEPTH. Why fans, media heads and teams don’t realize this is beyond. I’d take Shaw on the Flyers any day.

      • endusersolutions2013 - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        Sorry, we have dibs;)

  2. 1901wmadison - Jul 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Agree with the comment above. Their role players were great this year, and that’s what they had been missing sinve the 2010 team. Most of that was due to the purge after the cup win to get under the cap, but Bowman has done a nice job managing the roster and adding good role players to Talon’s core.

    Let’s just hope the hangover isn’t as long this time around.

  3. blomfeld - Jul 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    HATS OFF TO SHAW !

    Humility: the quality or condition of being humble and/or maintaining a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance and rank.

    Despite being an ardent yet ‘humble’ LA King’s fan myself, I will always make a point of acknowledging ‘decency’ when encountered … and this Andrew Shaw fellow is one ‘excellent’ example of decency in action ! So ‘bravo’ to him and ‘bravo’ to the Black Hawks for being able to count such a ‘fine’ person as one of their own ! :) :) :)

  4. blackhawks2010 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Shaw is humble and learning, showed us he is all heart and will do whatever it takes to win. All in, ONE GOAL!

  5. paledevil - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Dudes got the heart of a lion and is selling himself short… The whole team personifies Fair play, hard work and devotion to winning…Lot of different play styles out there, to each their own.. The Blackhawks play it straight no shortcuts may the best man win…. If a team wants to beat us go to a deep dark ugly place …We plan to hold on to our Camelot…

    • blomfeld - Jul 29, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      I’m sorry friend, but we LA Kings are coming back in 2013-14 for ‘that’ which is ours …

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!! ) :) :) :) :)

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