He’s noticeably not nervous, but you can tell that the broken finger that kept him out of the Chicago Blackhawks lineup for the first two games of the 2007-08 season is making him feel a little like a caged lion.
Tonight (8:30 p.m. ET) Toews will make his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks.
There’s a fiercely competitive twinkle in the very-focused eyes of 19-year-old Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews
as he watches a late September preseason game from the press box in St. Louis, only a couple hundred feet from the ice where the crowd is in a frenzy as the puck is buzzing around the net.
I’m quizzing the third player selected overall in the 2006 Entry Draft, and somehow between taking notes and asking questions, I lost track of the play that led to a goal by Blues center Doug Weight. But Toews was sharp enough to offer a very detailed description -- all while he was answering my questions.
Nearly a thousand miles away in Winnipeg, Bryan Toews, Jonathan’s dad, says that anecdote came as no surprise to him. Full article>>