Chicago Blackhawks: The Curious Case of Teuvo Teravainen

March 24th, 2014 by Derek Wolff Leave a reply »

In college basketball-deprived Illinois, with no teams to support in the latest round of busted brackets and Cinderella stories, the talk of the town in Chicago over the weekend wasn't on March Madness.

Instead, it was away from the hard court and onto the ice, with the news that the beloved Blackhawks had finally called up top prospect Teuvo Teravainen. 

Teravainen, the Hawks' first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, did not play in either of his new team's weekend games, a 3-2 win over Carolina on Friday and a 2-0 loss against Nashville on Sunday. On Friday he did however participate in the morning skate and became acquainted with the Chicago media. 

In her article Friday morning, Blackhawks insider Tracey Myers quoted the 19-year-old Teravainen: 

I don't need to be Superman here. There are so many good players on this team. If I play here I'm just one of those guys.

The problem with that statement is that it simply isn't true. Teravainen, just days after being recalled from Jokerit of the Finnish League, has skated his way into one of the most unique predicaments in the NHL.< ...

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