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‘Hawks swap: Shaw in, Regin out for Game 3

May 23, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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Andrew Shaw will make his long-awaited return to the Chicago lineup on Saturday for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the Kings. From today’s media availability with ‘Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville…

Q. Regin out with Shaw in. What went into that decision?

COACH QUENNEVILLE: We’re happy to have Shawsy back. He’s been there mostly all year, so that’s where he’s at.

Shaw will, as mentioned, draw in at the expense of Peter Regin, who averaged over 11 minutes a night in each of the first two games against Los Angeles. Regin went pointless over four postseason games (two versus Minnesota, two versus L.A.)

Shaw, meanwhile, enjoyed great success in the opening round against St. Louis, especially in the final three games of the series when he notched two goals and four points. His fortunes turned quickly against the Wild, however; he was hurt after playing just 3:01 in Game 1 and proceeded to miss the final five games of the series, and then the opening two of the L.A. series.

The 22-year-old was a key piece to Chicago’s Stanley Cup run last year, scoring five goals and nine points while averaging close to 15 minutes a night.

  1. no - May 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I don’t hate on bollig, but honestly regin has been more of a factor I thought, regardless of the score sheet

    • slysipops - May 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      i would replace versteeg with shaw ang leave bollig and regin in

  2. r8rbhawk - May 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Sure the season-long 4th line can be reunited, but I agree with no. Regin’s minutes, though limited, have been more productive that B Bollig. Bollig had a helluva tip pass in game 2 but also took that penalty. He also was partly responsible in game 1 for LA’s goal due to his bad line change, yet he drew the penalty that got the Hawks on the board. Basically he is a wash. He is a guy the Hawks absolutely need when playing teams like the Bruins or especially the Blues. Yes the Kings are physical, but not to necessitate Bollig’s constant insertion into the lineup. His minutes should go to someone like Regin or Morin, just my humble opinion.

  3. blackhawks2010 - May 23, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Good to see Shawzie back! Net presence is needed in front of Quick.

  4. McFaddensPulledHammy - May 24, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Once again I find myself saying WTF to a Coach Stache decision. Hopefully, once again, I’m dead wrong.

  5. comeonnowguys - May 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    At this point, Bollig would have to shave off half of Quenneville’s mustache to get taken out. And even then Q would flip a coin.

  6. slysipops - May 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    what has VERSTEEG done to warrant him still being added to the roster ?

  7. pone27 - May 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Agreed with the above about Bollig getting the scratch.

    First off, welcome back Shawszie! But Regin has been great on the ice so far this postseason.

    While I like that Bollig brings that tough guy attitude, his discipline is putrid, and the production he gets to me isn’t anything another player can do. He is, IMO, a dumb-downed cheaper Bickell.

    Hopefully Q realizes this and gets Regin back in there. But also, LA was tossing the body big time last game. Maybe Q is going to tell Bollig and Bicks to start doing the same.

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