Strong Start Important for Bears

A Bears win and a Packer loss in week 1, make their week 2 encounter on a Thursday night very interesting. The Bears have an opportunity to build a two-game lead on the Packers and make a statement in the NFC.

The Bears played well against Indianapolis, but the Colts are not at the level of a top team in the NFL. Jay Cutler recovered from a disastrous start and started to find Brandon Marshall and Earl Bennett. Cutler got rookie Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester into the mix. The running game with Matt Forte and Michael Bush was effective, and all of a sudden Bears fans  realized there are offensive weapons in the fold. It was something that fans didn’t know was possible, especially after former GM Jerry Angelo pushed for Hester to be the No.1 wide receiver for years. Now Hester is now the number four receiving choice and can focus more on special team duties.

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Blackhawks Add to Crowded Blueline

It’s been a while since any NHL team has signed a free agent with the lockout looming. The collective bargaining agreement expires this Saturday and general managers have stayed quiet.

There was actual news and a signing out of Chicago on Tuesday as the Blackhawks signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year, $2 million contract. Rozsival is a solid defenseman who can eat up some minutes so Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook don’t have to play as much.

The really question is who will be the odd blueliner out when and if the season starts?

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