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Most Attractive NHL Player On Each Team (according to me and @awwston)

Anaheim Ducks
Shea Theodore

Boston Bruins
 Adam McQuaid

Buffalo Sabres
Ryan O’Reilly

Calgary Flames
Matthew Tkachuk

Carolina Hurricanes
Elias Lindholm

Chicago Blackhawks
Marcus Kruger

Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Landeskog

Columbus Blue Jackets
Alex Wennberg

Dallas Stars
Patrick Sharp

Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Ericsson

Edmonton Oilers
Oscar Klefbom

Florida Panthers
Aaron Ekblad

Los Angeles Kings
  Ben Bishop

Minnesota Wild
Zach Parise

Montreal Canadiens
Nathan Beaulieu

Nashville Predators
 Roman Josi

New Jersey Devils
Miles Wood

New York Islanders
Thomas Greiss

New York Rangers
Brady Skjei

Ottawa Senators
Mike Hoffman

Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux

Phoenix Coyotes
Jakub Chychrun

Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang

St. Louis Blues
Colton Parayko

San Jose Sharks
Mantas Armalis*

Tampa Bay Lighting
Jonathan Drouin

Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor Carrick

Vancouver Canucks
Jakob Markstrom

Vegas Golden Knights
Reid Duke

Washington Capitals
Tom Wilson

Winnipeg Jets
Adam Lowry

(*player signed with team but plays for the AHL team)

Chicago Blackhawks 2016-17 Season Milestones Master List

As the season progresses, I’m going to keep a master list of all the milestones that are made.

Game 1 (vs St. Louis Blues 10.12.16)
- Ryan Hartman scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 3 (vs Nashville Predators 10.15.16)
- Nick Schmaltz scores his 1st career NHL goal.

- Richard Panik gets his 1st career hat trick.

Game 4 (vs Philadelphia Flyers 10.18.16)

- Marian Hossa scores his 500th career goal.

Game 5 (vs Columbus Blue Jackets 10.21.16)

-Tyler Motte scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 13 (vs Dallas Stars 11.06.16)

- Marian Hossa scores his 1,100 career point on his overtime game-winning goal

Game 16 (vs Montreal Canadiens 11.13.16)

- Gustav Forsling scores his 1st career NHL goal

Game 19 (vs Vancouver Canucks 11.19.16)

- Vinnie Hinostroza scores his 1st career NHL goal

Game 38 (vs Nashville Predators 12.29.16)

- Patrick Kane scores his 700th career point with the game-winning goal.

Game 39 (vs Carolina Hurricanes 12.30.16)

- Michal Kempny scores his 1st career NHL goal.

Game 43 (vs Nashville Predators 01.08.17)

- Ryan Hartman gets his first career hat trick

Game 41 (vs Buffalo Sabres 01.05.17)

- Keith notches his 400th assist on Anisimov’s goal

Game 47 (vs Colorado Avalanche 01.17,17)

- Hossa notches his 600th assist on Kero’s first goal

Game 49 (vs Vancouver Canucks 01.22.17)

- Campbell notches his 500th career point on the assist on Panik’s goal.

- Crawford notched his 200th career win

Game 56 (vs Winnipeg Jets 02.10.17)

- Patrick Kane passes Tony Amante for sole possession of 6th on the all-time Blackhawks list, and he becomes the team’s leading US-born goal scorer, scoring his 269th career goal

 - Marian Hossa and his 519th goal passes Dale Hawerchuck for sole possession of 36th on the all time NHL career goals list, and with his 20th goal of the season he becomes the 26th player in NHL history with 15 seasons with at least 20 goals

Game 58 (vs Edmonton Oilers 02.18.17)

- Toews notches his 600th career point with an assist on Panik’s goal.

Game 59 (vs Buffalo Sabres 02.19.17)

- Kruger notches his 100th career point with an assist on Hossa’s goal.
- Kane becomes the first US-born player to score 20 goals in his first 10 consecutive NHL seasons with this goal.

Game 60 (vs Minnesota Wild 02.21.17)

- Toews notches his 4th career hat trick

- Coach Q gets his 400th win with the Hawks
- With this win the Hawks tie a franchise record of winning 7 consecutive road games.

Game 61 (vs Arizona Coyotes 02.23.17)

- Kane nets his 3rd career hat trick

Game 62 (vs St. Louis Blues 02.26.17)

- Toews gets his 267th goal, tying him with Jeremy Roenick on the Blackhawks all-time scoring list.

- With an assist on Kane’s goal, Keith gets his 500th career NHL point.

Game 63 (vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03.01.17)

- Kane gets his 4th career hat trick - 2nd one in a week. (Becomes the 1st player to score 2 hat tricks in a 3-game span since 1991)

Game 65 (vs Nashville Predators 03.04.17)

- With 2 assists tonight, Seabrook notches his 400th NHL career point.
- Toews scores his 268th career NHL goal - tying with Tony Amonte for 7th in Blackhawks history.

- Jordin Tootoo scores his first goal and gets his first point as a Blackhawk

- Blackhawks set a new road win franchise record, winning 8 straight games on the road.

- Toews scores his 269th career goal with the empty net goal passing Tony Amonte and becomes the 7th on the Blackhawks all-time goal scoring list

Game 71 (vs Toronto Maple Leafs 03.18.17)

- John Hayden scores his 1st career NHL goal (in his second career game)

Game 72 (vs Colorado Avalanche 03.19.17)

- Toews & Kane become the 6th teammate duo in NHL history to both score 20+ goals in 10 consecutive seasons. (with Toews scoring his 19th and 20th goals)

- Hawks clinch their 2017 playoff berth with Calgary’s win over LA

Game 76 (vs Tampa Bay Lighting 03.27.17)

- Tomas Jurco scores his first goal as a Blackhawk

Game 78 (vs Columbus Blue Jackets 03.31.17)

- With a 3 assist night, Kane hits 750 career points
- With his secondary assist on Panarin’s power-play goal, Toews his the 350 mark in assists

April 1, 2017

- With the Minnesota Wild losing to Nashville (0-3), Hawks clinch top seed in the Western Conference. First time they’ve done it with an 82 game season. Last time they clinched the top seed was the lockout season (2012-13)

Game 80 (vs Colorado Avalanche 04.04.17)

- Artemi Panarin is the first playing in Blackhawks history to record back-to-back 30 goal seasons to start their career.

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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Round 1 Game 3 (vs Nashville Predators 04.17.17)

- Dennis Rasmussen scores 1st career playoff goal

- Patrick Kane scores his 50th career playoff goal

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Every once in a while we come across people who radiate an inner light. Virtuous, good spirited people who lead by example. The writer of this article, David Brooks, set out to discover how deeply good people got that way. He writes about “a moral bucket list”, the experiences one should have on the way toward the richest possible inner life. With this illustration, I wanted to focus on that inner light as not just a personal source of direction, but also as something that can help others find their way. This piece was published in the Tampa Bay Times for an article that was syndicated from the New York Times.

Wherein lightning finally showed up in Chicago.  *badumtish*

(Sorry, Tampa Bay, I had to.  Please don’t throw rocks at my head.  Or do.  Maybe I’m into that.)

June, 2015.