I've been skating hard and keeping myself ready ... The team is playing extremely well. Everybody wants to play. That;s what my makeup is. I have to give him a reason to keep me in. I'm excited about the chance to get in (Monday night).
I realize what my job is at this point ... It still doesn't excuse what happened, but I give (Torres) credit: he was willing to go.More quotes »
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Patrick Kane: Under pressure
people know him for being a jovial, laid-back, fun guy, but when it comes to hockey, he takes it very seriously,” says teammate Jamal Mayers. That’s why, instead of just playing some pickup during the lockout last fall, he packed his bags to go play in Switzerland. from Sportsnet.ca Read more »
Why do NHL players fight?
and how they fight.’’ Staged fights are easier, of course. You pick your opponent, you call him out from the bench — as Jamal Mayers did in his bout with the Coyotes’ Raffi Torres earlier this season — and you prepare accordingly. Spur-of-the-moment fights, from Chicago Sun-Times Read more »
Blackhawks’ faceoff success can make difference between win-loss
skills. A few others already have left for the dressing room. Just outside one of the blue lines, Jonathan Toews and Jamal Mayers assume their usual positions, crouching on either side of the red dot on the ice. Assistant coach Jamie Kompon stands between from Chicago Sun-Times Read more »
Blackhawks starting new streak — drop 6-5 loss to Oilers
Mike Brown, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Lennart Petrell (37), from Finland, as Chicago Blackhawks center Jamal Mayers skates away during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) from Chicago Sun-Times Read more »
Hossa Back On Ice Following Big Hit
last year's vicious hit on the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, Chicago's Jamal Mayers squared off with Raffi Torres at 2:35 into the game. Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was struck by Torres' shoulder in the first period of Game 3 of the Hawks' opening-round playoff from NBC Chicago Read more »