More hugs like this in front of the Stars’ crowd tonight, please. (Photo: Bridget Samuels/flickr)
- Speaking of Crawford, he has a new warmup routine that seems to be working so far. (ProHockeyTalk)
- Johnny Oduya stayed sharp during the offseason by skating… in Thailand? (Chicago Tribune – registration req’d)
- The Blackhawks’ home opener was the highest-rated regular season game since games began airing on Comcast Sportsnet in 2008, with a 5.40 local rating. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
- Finally, here’s Patrick Sharp talking about taking on the Stars tonight.