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Toews believes Chicago will take a ‘now or never’ approach down 2-1

May 24, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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It’s easy to note that Jonathan Toews scored the two Chicago Blackhawks goals that mattered* and wonder if he’s the only Chicago Blackhawks player who “showed up” in a 4-3 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, but “Captain Serious” sounded fairly optimistic after the defeat.

Maybe more precisely, Toews seems confident that the Blackhawks can respond to the challenge of falling behind 2-1 in the 2014 Western Conference finals.

Toews didn’t bury his teammates, which is understandable since Chicago actually played pretty well until the Kings clearly pulled away late in the third period.

Even so, head coach Joel Quenneville and others acknowledged the need for the Blackhawks to follow their leader.

Game 4 takes place in Los Angeles on Monday.

* – Patrick Sharp‘s tally with seconds remaining really just shifted the game-winning goal credit to Drew Doughty.

  1. imnotyourbuddyguy - May 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    In before that jackwagon blom

    • canucks30 - May 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Weak. If you’re going to troll blomfeld you need to do better than that.

      • blomfeld - May 25, 2014 at 1:08 AM

        thank you friend …

        ‘hey Twinkle Toews, you wanna dance ?’ … :)

      • slysipops - May 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

        @canucks30, i apologize for previous remarks about the SEDINS being the twin sisters ,etc. etc. ! as long as the HAWKS have KANE on their roster , there be none of that from me .at least i have never heard a story about the SEDINS punching out an older cab driver ! i had to laugh when BRIAN ENGBLOM remarked how KANE was having ” much more physical game ” last night !! what person was he watching ? or do they get paid a tip or something to lie about the happenings of the games ?

      • slysipops - May 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

        @ BLOMFELD ….hey if your going to yap about someone being spineless on the BLACKHAWKS there are many targets worthy …TOEWS not being one of them ! what’s your problem with him ? i would guess that if there was a chance for him to come to the KINGS you would be elated ! maybe your also envious that he does and acts like a real captain ?

      • kaptaanamerica - May 25, 2014 at 3:30 PM

        Toes is a totally legit target since he only picks and chooses his spots. Skating away from challenges from the likes of Kesler, and jumping Joe Thornton before Joe even knew what was going on… twinkle is overrated.

        The hawks are being exposed in front of the world in this series L.A. is legitimately going to terminate those jokers…

    • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Q, check this out; 😉

      Game 1
      Joey4id – May 18, 2014 at 2:21 PM
      Chicago is well rested so expect them to win today

      Game 2
      joey4id – May 21, 2014 at 8:17 AM
      There is no doubt the Kings benefited greatly from the 2 days off after game 1. Consider their itinerary after game 7 vs the Ducks, and their day to day activities after game 1. We will see a very different LA team. I expect the Kings to tie the series.

      Game 3
      joey4id – May 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM
      Carter not overlooked by Stevie Y. and coach Babcock. He’s a gamer. Kings win again tonight. Go Kings!

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

        Joey wants a cookie

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        Were those too cliche for an overager playoff star? Do you seriously think that I would click on one of your links? lol!

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM

        This is Joey over on the HF boards

        “Don’t know if any of you guys know this poster, but he is a legend commenter over at ProHockeyTalk on, and a die-hard Kings fan dating back to 1973.

        Defending the Kings to the hilt, and posting insane Elvis videos to make his point (I still am trying to figure out how he does that), he has actually turned haters to admirers over there…fans of other teams get a kick out of him as well.

        As you might guess, I have a soft spot for long-time-suffering Kings fans.

        Check out his responses on this thread…at least three Elvis videos. ”

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM

        Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder[1] in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process. It is estimated that this condition affects one percent of the population.[2][3] First formulated in 1968, NPD was historically called megalomania, and is a form of severe egocentrism.[4]

        That’s you

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include:[1]

        Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
        Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
        Envies others and believes others envy him/her
        Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
        Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
        Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
        Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic

    • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Hey, superstar, more cliches for you; :-)

      joey4id – Sep 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM
      Torts! Burke! We’re seeing a train wreck waiting to happen in Western Canada.

      joey4id – Feb 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM
      My guess is that Torts has loss the dressing room, and I believe his career is fast on the decline,

      joey4id – Apr 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM
      Torts should be replaced. Imposing a coach on a GM will not help create a sense of accountability and responsibility for the new GM. If the GM is given carte blanche and decides to keep Torts, then he becomes accountable. If the GM is told that Torts comes with the job and the GM accepts, then the new GM should ask for some sort of leverage that would allow him to replace Torts if the team is underachieving.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by an over-inflated sense of self-importance, as well as dramatic, emotional behavior that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM

        LMAO Joey copy and pastes stuff from 2013. LOL


        Btw was there anyone that thought Torts was a good hire? Maybe 2/10 people?
        Here’s another cookie for being in the vast majority

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:31 AM

        And you were one of them….. Right? But! Of course you can’t admit it when you’re wrong. :-)

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        “Crosby is a good hockey player” joey4id

        Here’s another cookie, good boy, you were right along with pretty much everyone else.

        Of course, anyone paying attention to hockey for the past 3-4 years knew Torts would fail in Vancouver.

        Torts and the Twins? LOL Please, but like I said, that was a view shared by the vast majority, but here you are quoting yourself from 2013…for what reason…to show you were right along with everyone else including myself?

        You have issues, you really do

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:39 AM

        How did Aquilini and Gillis feel about hiring Torts? :-)

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM

        Says the guy who is copy & pasting from other message boards, and wikipedia. LOL! You’re entertaining to say the least. Mr. I played in the Q. You know what, Mario Tremblay also played in the Q, and in the NHL. How did his coaching career go? :-)

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:51 AM

        I copy and paste something to show that the opinion was shared by the majority, and this is your reply.

        When confronted with facts you act the same way every single time. It’s not the reply of a normal intelligent person, it’s the reply of a mental case or child.

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        You’re so obsessed with me. That’s the sign of a deranged individual. LOL! Why do you feel so threatened by me, superstar? LMAO!

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        Scroll up, you replied to me
        Nice try

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM

        Again, I’m embarrassed for you

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM

        “Again, I’m embarrassed for you” Clearly you are deranged.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 11:39 AM

        All you need to do is look at the comments and voting to see your opinion was shared by many. But only you are coming back a year later looking for a cookie.

      • joey4id - May 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM

        LMAO imnotyourbuddyguy copy and pastes stuff from 2013. LOL


        Here’s a cookie for you. :-)

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM

        LOL and here he goes with his insufferable lil brat routine. Lowering himself to this, wants to be taken seriously, wants to be considered smart… then does stuff like this….again.


        If only joey could stick to posting about hockey, talking hockey without the insults, routines and constantly looking for recognition when he’s right.

        If only joey could accept that others share his opinion but doesn’t go around copy and pasting it everytime they are right.

        If only

      • Professor Fate - May 25, 2014 at 1:16 PM

        How’s about you two get a room?

  2. kaptaanamerica - May 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Twinkle Toes talking about the next level… The next level is where the Kings are at RIGHT NOW Twinkle!?… The Kings will be at their next level and Toes and company will still be playing catch up… C’mon Twinkle, tell the truth, you can’t keep up to a Kings team that isn’t suffering some serious injuries like they were last season.

    Hawks are a fraud and their last cup was a gimme since the Kings were so beat up going into the WCF.

    LA wins the next two games and shows Twinkle and company the door while booting them in the arse on the way out.

    • kaptaanamerica - May 24, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      Here’s a little something for those driving the I5…

      • kaptaanamerica - May 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      • kaptaanamerica - May 24, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    • canucks30 - May 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    • blomfeld - May 25, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      Person A: hey man, who’s this Kaptaanamerica guy ?

      Person B: I’m not sure man, however he ‘definitely’ knows the deal ! :)

      • canucks30 - May 25, 2014 at 12:24 AM

        What’s going on joey4id?

      • slysipops - May 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        another you …maybe ?

    • nelkow - May 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM

      Man you classy

    • canucks30 - May 25, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      kaptaanamerica is blomfeld

    • madhouseonmadison - May 25, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      The Hawks:

      – Had just come off of one of their most grueling, most mentally and physically wearing series in the history of their franchise that went 7 games.

      – Hossa couldn’t feel his legs

      – Handzus had a broken wrist

      – Bickell played with a torn knee

      Please don’t be a fool when commenting – you look like an uneducated dolt.

      • dbreslow56 - May 25, 2014 at 3:48 AM

        You mean: the Hawks were taken to the limit by a team inferior to the Kings? Please stop with the excuses and just admit the Kings are outplaying the Hawks at this point in the series. Personally, I believe the Kings ripped the Hawks hearts out with that 6-2 embarrassment, followed up by tonight’s win. The Hawks bench looked defeated already by their body language. The Hawks, and their fans, do not know how to handle adversity. That’s all the Kings know. One shift at a time! One game at a time! Go Kings!

      • slysipops - May 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        @ dbreslow, so what your saying is that the KINGS know all there is to know about losing

  3. shwatson - May 25, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    I like that Mennonite beard.

  4. loydchristmas90 - May 25, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Lol so much for commenting on hockey..buncha clowns

  5. nightfireop - May 25, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    a cornered blackhawk is going to be very deadly. i expect their best effort on game 4.


  6. madhouseonmadison - May 25, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    You King fans who are spewing this asinine crap that somehow last years Stanley Cup championship for the Hawks wasn’t “legit” should be ashamed of yourselves. I just haven’t read this here, but I’ve read this in numerous places as well.

    The Hawks:

    – Had just come off of one of their most grueling, most mentally and physically wearing series in the history of their franchise that went 7 games.

    – Hossa couldn’t feel his legs

    – Handzus had a broken wrist

    – Bickell played with a torn knee

    You want to know the reason why the Hawks won in 5 games last year against the Kings? Because they were the significantly better team, that’s why. This series still has a potential 4 games left – let’s see what happens. If the Hawks win on Monday evening it’s a completely different series.

    • aldog83 - May 25, 2014 at 2:30 AM

      There is NO such thing as a “NON Legit Cup”!!!

      Shame on the KINGS fan who said that if so.

      However as the Hawks were the better team last year.

      Through 3 games the KINGS are the better team.

      Scoreboard right?

      Still scared of the Hawks.

      4 Conference Finals in 6 years and 2 Stanley Cups! As good a run as any team.

      Kudos to the Hawks. Great accomplishment.

      p.s. Look forward to the Hawks are gathered around the Stanley Cup Finals this season again……….

      ……..AT HOME ON THEIR T.V.S!!!

      The Hardest games are ahead!!!

      Win or Lose Proud to be a KINGS FAN!!!


      • avscup - May 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM

        Spot on. Good to see there are some realistic Kings fans. Mostly just fruits and nuts though.

  7. aldog83 - May 25, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    So What approach did the Blackhawks take in losing leads in the last two games???

    • nightfireop - May 25, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      they took the approach of “the kings are just a lowly sixth seeder, we should just write them off they aint going nowhere”

      and they need to maintain that mentality for 2 more games….4 just to be certain 😉

  8. dontbsuchapuss - May 25, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Kings fans are douche bags anyway it won’t be long the Q-blender will get the correct recipes for finishing off the queens. This won’t stay as is it’s about to get nasty.

  9. constantrevolution1 - May 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    I thought this was a place to talk hockey. Blomfeld, you’d think with all of those personalities that at least one of them would be interesting. Now use your screen name puppet show to prove me right using the lamest jokes and the lamest youtube vids.

  10. slysipops - May 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    IF the HAWKS don’t take the NOW approach now …… the NEVER will be all that is left ! kind of a ridiculous article , but i guess when there is nothing else to say ….you do what you do to make a buck ! speaking of ridiculous….anyone else hear BRIAN ENGBLOM commenting about how PATRICK KANE ” stepped up his physical game ” a great deal for game 3 ? what was he watching ? he makes the SEDINS look like headhunters ! oh well …BRIAN has to make a living like TRACY does i suppose. anyway …lay it on us KING fans…..we HAWK fans can ask for nothing different . but one thing i do want to comment about….what a serous hack job of the NATIONAL ANTHEM ! purely shameful! this rated a close second to the one that sleazebag ROSEANNE BARR did at the SAN DIEGO PADRES game in 1997 ( i believe ) . do you people enjoy unpatriotic people ??

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