Jay Cutler is happy for the Blackhawks


Cutler.jpgChicago’s favorite NFL quarterback weighed in on the Blackhawks’ Cup
victory, after absolutely destroying “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”
yesterday at Wrigley Field. From
Fred Mitchell:

“I know a few of those (Blackhawks) guys and I am happy for them. It is
very hard to win something like that of that status,” he said. “Coming
into Chicago, you knew what kind of sports town it was. It is no
surprise see Chicago (fans) come out in full force (to support the
Blackhawks). I have a lot of family from up in this area and I have been
a fan of Chicago all of my life. Being here a year and really getting
into the community, it’s fun.”

I’m not going to get
into my thoughts about Jay Cutler and his time as a Chicago Bears
quaterback. After all, this is a hockey website.

Ok, maybe I

I had high hopes for Cutler when he first came into the NFL;
the prospect of watching a guy with the ability to scramble, dodge
defenders and then chuck the football 80 yards down the field were
exciting. Except it turns out there’s other aspects of playing football a
quaterback needs to perfect to be successful — just ask Jamarcus

Man, it has to be painful for Chicago fans to finally get a quarterback with the potential that Cutler possesses, only to see him put up one hellaciously bad season.

Enjoy watching the Blackhawks tote that Cup around,
Chicago fans.

Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for assaulting female (Updated)

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Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

Video: Hextall comments on AHL d-man Pyett, who was diagnosed with sarcoma in leg

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.

The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.