Handzus on his big goal, plus Kane talks Hawks Game 5 win

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Comments from the Blackhawks Michal Handzus and Patrick Kane following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5…
Q. Talk us through the game winner there at the end.
HANDZUS: I was in the neutral zone. Obviously Kaner and Saad did a great job. They had a lot of patience. Saad kind of kept the puck, two guys on […]

Game 5 morning skate – Blackhawks’ Michal Handzus on facing LA Kings

Comments from Blackhawks forward Michal Handzus following Chicago’s Game 5 morning skate…

Additional notes and quotes from the 2013 Western Conference Final can be found at the links below. We’ll also have morning comments from the LA Kings up in the next hour.
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LA Kings Roundtable on player contracts, roster changes

Just in time for the weekend – part five of the recent roundtable discussion on the Los Angeles Kings is now available!
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Forget Quick… It’s the return of Bernier vs Ersberg!

You read that right.
It’s just not for a spot on the Kings. Instead, they’ll square off at the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.
With Canada looking to lock down the top spot in their pool on Monday, coach Ken Hitchcock has announced he’ll start Jonathan Bernier in goal for their final game of the qualification round.
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USA vs. Canada – Here We Go Again

USA versus Canada.
It’s become one of hockey’s greatest rivalries.
And while it won’t have the same meaning of last year’s Winter Olympics, the two countries will square off once again today in the Qualification Round at the IIHF World Championships.
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Kings forward Michal Handzus to join Team Slovakia

Fresh on the heels of announcements that Team Canada will include goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Team USA will feature Jack Johnson on defense, now comes word that Kings forward Michal Handzus will play for Slovakia, the host country for this year’s IIHF World Championships.
Although the tournament is set to begin today, reports from Europe say […]

POLL: Who should the LA Kings re-sign?

The Kings have a plethora of restricted free agents to evaluate – most notably, Drew Doughty and Wayne Simmonds.
However, they also have four unrestricted free agents they need to make decisions on by July 1st – Peter Harrold, John Zeiler, Michal Handzus and Alexei Ponikarovsky.
Let’s focus on the latter two.
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Kings coach Murray on why he wants Handzus back

Remember high school math? You learned a bunch of stuff you thought you’d never use.
Well, here’s your chance.
Michal Handzus‘ four-year career as an LA King could best be described as a bell curve (go look it up if you forgot).
The signing itself was panned and the first year didn’t do much to squash the chatter. […]

More history – of the 25th kind – to be made today?

Some of the best creations to ever come out of the NHL’s Marketing Department are the ‘History Will Be Made’ commercials.
In about 30 second intervals they capture the greatest moments in hockey by simply using clips from a game, some music and a thought provoking question.
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