Let’s see, the Blackhawks are currently hitting the home stretch of the regular season while locked in a tight divisional battle with both the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche. Once that’s over the playoffs will begin, and the Hawks will then begin their quest to win a second straight Stanley Cup, and their third in five years.
In other words, there’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to the Blackhawks, yet none of those things excite me as much as what Joel Quenneville said on Mac and Spiegel Tuesday morning.
Teuvo is coming.
“He’s really progressed,” Quenneville said while appearing on The Score. “Reports are excellent on his development. When [Jokerit, the Finnish team Teravainen plays for] season’s over, he’s going to come down, come back here. Our people believe that he can help us. So we look forward to getting that opportunity. Will there be time in the regular season to get a look at him or will we have to wait to see in the playoffs. We look forward to having a chance and at what point that remains to be seen.”
You see, Teuvo is a bit of a myth as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t really had a chance to see him play outside of a few YouTube videos here and there, but I hear stories. Stories that Teuvo basically has no chance of living up to once he gets to Chicago, and if he somehow does, there will be a statue of him outside the United Center one day.
Essentially, though, Teuvo could end up being the big move that the Blackhawks didn’t make at the trade deadline. Adding him to a roster that already features Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa — who Q said he hopes to have back on Sunday or Tuesday — Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad and maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. That’s a lot of skill.
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