Could Taj Gibson Be The Next To Go?

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You like Taj Gibson, and apparently other NBA teams do as well.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 20, and while most trade rumors surrounding the Bulls are about Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy, there’s reportedly at least three teams that have already asked the Bulls about Taj Gibson.

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Brent Seabrook Upset Over Missing Cookies

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — After ending a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night the mood in the visitor’s locker room at Rogers Arena was one of relief and celebration, though there was one Chicago Blackhawk who was in no mood to party.

“Somebody stole my fucking cookies,” said Brent Seabrook, several times while roaming the locker room. “Who the fuck stole my cookies?”

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The Blackhawks Need To Make A Change At Goalie

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The Blackhawks need to make a change in net, but it has nothing to do with Corey Crawford.

Antti Raanta had a bad night in the net on Tuesday. It wasn’t all his fault as the Blackhawks defense made its fair share of mistakes in front of him, but sometimes you need your goalie to bail you out. Raanta hasn’t been doing much of that in his time with the Blackhawks this season.

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Mike Tice Wanted The Bears To Draft Russell Wilson

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Bears fans found themselves in a strange position this season. Thanks to the play of Josh McCown when Jay Cutler was hurt, we were all in a place that actually included debate about whether or not the Bears should let Cutler go in favor of a 34-year old journeyman who played really well for a month.

Cutler would eventually sign his new deal to put an end to that debate, and we don’t know what will become of Josh McCown, but things could have been a lot different had the Bears listened to Mike Tice. Yes, that’s an actual sentence you should take seriously. I meant to write it and everything.

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Bryan Bickell: The Convenient Scapegoat

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Bryan Bickell may be Joel Quenneville’s current scapegoat, but he’s far from the only problem with the Blackhawks right now. Bickell’s biggest mistake seems to be accepting the $16 million contract the Blackhawks offered him in the offseason.

Bickell was benched on Sunday night against Winnipeg, as Quenneville looked to shake things up on a team that’s been coasting a bit too frequently these days, and it paid immediate dividends. The Blackhawks managed to score one whole goal on 35 shots while blowing their 1-0 lead in the third period to lose 3-1!

Problem solved!

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Does Rick Hahn Have Another Move To Make?

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The big news at the start of SoxFest on Friday was that Robin Ventura had signed a mystery extension with the White Sox. We don’t know how long the extension is for, or how much money Ventura is getting, but he’s signed it. The White Sox swear.

What stood out to me on the first day of SoxFest, though, was the fact that Ventura’s extension may not be the last bit of breaking news from the Sox this winter.

When the Sox missed out on Masahiro Tanaka I figured that would be the end of the offseason for the team. Rick Hahn practically said so himself on SportsTalk Live Wednesday.

Now it appears that may not actually be the case.

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The Stunted Growth Of Jimmy Butler

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When the Bulls drafted Jimmy Butler with the final pick of the first round in the 2011 draft, I was pleased with the selection. Having seen Butler play at Marquette, I felt like the Bulls had just chosen a guy that, while he’d never be a superstar, was going to be a solid rotation guy for years to come. You can’t ask for much more than that with the 30th pick.

Now, halfway through Butler’s third NBA season, I fear my initial thoughts on Butler will prove to be dead on.

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Are The Bears Switching To A 3-4 Defense?

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Marc Trestman’s first season with the Bears was about reinventing the offense, and it’s hard to deny the success he had along the way. I’m now wondering if Trestman’s second season at the helm will be about reinventing the Bears defense.

While it’s entirely possible that I’m reading the tea leaves and getting the answer that I want to see, Thursday brought yet another sign that the Bears are considering switching to a 3-4 defense.

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