Brent Seabrook: Injured?

On Wednesday night Brent Seabrook was listed as a healthy scratch.

His longtime partner on the blue line and friend, Duncan Keith, spoke passionately about how he hates to see his friend watching from the sidelines.

On Thursday afternoon the Blackhawks announced that Seabrook did not accompany the team to Winnipeg for the team’s game against the Jets. The reason?

Something doesn’t seem to add up here…

38 thoughts on “Brent Seabrook: Injured?

  1. Seabrook not accompanying the team and being injured is just a smokescreen probably. Seabs is probably infuriated And they decided to leave him home. The Hawks front office has not historically been forthcoming about the truth.

  2. It is hard to believe there would be deceptions about this. Lying when you can get away with it is one thing. Lying when there is a 100% chance you will get caught is another. Also, if they are lying, can you imagine the effect on the locker room? Something is odd but we need to let this play out before assuming we know. We have to hope Seabs is OK. Who saw the Bickell thing coming?

  3. If anyone here thinks Seabrook not playing is a problem, you are blind.
    He is done. He was done 4 years ago. He was handed his golden parachute and the team has saddled itself with a shit contract for a player who can’t get it done anymore
    I do not begrudge him signing that contract, we all would have. If he’s brooding around the campus and the room, he should be simply sent home. The contract is what it is. His efficacy as a voice in the room is as tired as the Q should still be here narrative. What have they done the last 3 seasons on the playoffs? Where will they be this year when the playoffs start this year? The man can’t play anymore. Don’t bitch about the coach not playing him. If this team is to improve the next few seasons, he cannot be on the ice as a d man. Make home a winger on the checking line, see if he can do that. Otherwise he’s a stranded asset

    Father Time remains undefeated.

  4. The mishandling of this situation may speed up a move by Rocky Wirtz to dismantle this management team.The lies and coverup are always worse than the deed.This is embarrassing organizationally speaking.

  5. Interesting to say the least. Whatever screwed up reason why this happened, if they are messing with Seabrook he does not deserve it. Way too classy a guy and way too much of a legend in this city to be treated like crap. If you ever have any doubts, look up the “wakey wakey Backes” video on Youtube. That hit changed a series, he’s a gamer.

  6. Seabrook was scratched first and then later, without playing, got injured? So what happened…Mrs. 7 dinged him with a frying pan? He slipped shoveling the walk? Upper body? Lower body? Gotta say, it is a bit perplexing.

  7. The hawks should be on a reality show. What is the truth about Seabrook not being in Winnipeg ? Crawford has been cleared to go back to coaching, why does he have to wAit until Jan. 2 ? Is he still being penalized or are they firing JC? Why is Nylander still with the hawks? Why is Bowman blaming the vets and not himself and JC?
    Stay tuned for next weeks episode on As The Hawks Turn….. what an embarrassment.

  8. Change of subject for a minute.
    Who at ESPN is qualified to rank the decades best players. Case in point: Toews
    14th in points
    5th in Plus/Minus
    6th in Goals above Avg
    2cd in Face Off Percentage
    5th in Playoff Points per Game

    His Rank: 15th
    Oh and by the way……..3 Stanly Cups

  9. SEVENS UP….. You are Spot on!!!!!
    sit the ones who can’t play no more…. then maybe they wave NTC… Otherwise by playing them in packed stadium in NHL games non stop…. ” why would they”?
    Enough with the “zamboni sprawled on the ice”…. HE CAN’T skate no more…
    GO HAWKS…. maybe sit Gilbert for Seabrook… yea, thats a good remedy.
    ??

  10. Kind of makes one wonder about that MAATA Flu Bug last week.And then Zack SMITH,s quick recovery from the flu yesterday.Maybe he refused to go along with the company line on sitting out.

  11. Despite the hate for all things Seabrook from many on this board, never underestimate the fact that he is obviously highly respected by the veteran players on that team.

    You can say that he and the other vets are babies, and that they are past their prime, and they’re paid too much. That does NOT change the fact that organizations need to handle situations smartly.

    And if Colliton et al want their young players groomed the right way, those youngsters need to see an organization that does things across the board the right way. There is responsibility on the veterans’ parts as well to be professional, definitely. They can’t be given a free pass. But these people are all human and are sure to be emotional.

    Not saying Seabrook is pouting or that the org is lying. But Whiz Kid Colliton and his favorite Uncle Stan need to really make sure they handle this whole thing, and other issues like this that may come up, with respect, and Colliton doesn’t talk much like he would be a master at conflict resolution. It doesn’t really seem like he’s respected much by the vets, and that’s a problem for the whole team that could get ugly quick.

  12. The Core take turns taking nights off after 3 Cup and Huge contracts…. They got Q fired and now maybe coll. As well…. Bring in Any Coach you want… that won’t “fix the problem”… systems , line combos, & matchup help alot but it comes down to desire and Playing Hard most nights… Hawks look like the kids are looking up at the Star vets on this team and the core going thru the motions alot….After new coach shows up and shit show Continues… then what? keith pissed at Seabrook not playing? LMAO…. THATS what happens when you Lose Alot…
    Go Hawks… its Time!
    ?

  13. That’s right: Boq does not belong in the NHL, and he wouldn’t be if the GM had not traded Joki. Oh, I almost forgot: he could afford to trade him because our system is “stacked” with great D talent who will soon be making the jump to the big club.

  14. Try this again:

    That’s right: Boq does not belong in the NHL, and he wouldn’t be had the GM not traded Joki. Oh, I almost forgot: he could afford to trade him because our system is “stacked” with great D talent who will soon be making the jump to the big club.

  15. Wow!
    All the Seabrook bashers screaming like crazy.
    The same people I bet who were cheering his OT winners in 2013, and applauding his heavy minutes and big goals in 2015 while winning Cups in both years.

    News flash all: The man can still play a #5-6 d-man role while mentoring the Boqvists and Gilberts of the world.

    Coach Q knew this.

    Baby Bowman did not, or else he would not have traded for Trevor Daley, Rob Scuderi, and Connor Murphy while flushing Stephen Johns, Hjarms, and Jokiharu.
    (Did I hear David Runblad’s name just now? Surely I saw #56 fall down again in his own end.)

    This left the coach staff with no choice but to play Seabrook in the 3-4 slot.
    A role he can no longer fill night in night out.

    A locker room leader with 3 Cups and Olympic Gold?

    You don’t toss him aside. You utilize his knowledge and respect the locker room presence.

    But hey, they did it to a HOF coach with 4 Cups.

    Bowman and Colliton are reincarnations of Mike Smith and Alpo Suhonen.

    If I was Seabrook I would be pissed at these bozos too.

  16. Hey Original6 – Don’t forget the 4 Horsemen are gonna be here next year to know 4 of the current Dmen off the roster. We are gonna have 4 rookies all vying for the Norris Trophy, which of course will be won by Duncan Keith (or else Eddie O will threaten to quit commentating on the nationally televised games).

    Seriously – I agree with many here that Seabrook needs to be treated with respect on his way out. I would hope Rocky or Donuthead would talk to him and explain what is going on and ask him if he would like to get moved or would rather stay here and sit in the press box. Who knows – maybe that is what is going on right now, but I doubt it. Keith’s whines last night about the situation indicate that as of last night that wasn’t case anyway.

    Happy shit show to us.

  17. Hawks last in western conference and that is with great goaltending all year! Gilbert competitive but fact of matter is he is -9 and seabs +1. Bovquist isn’t ready for big show yet. I agree Seabs 5/6 role and should be kept on for leadership role and simple respect.

  18. @Jim Rutherford:
    As the resident Seabs apologist on this blog, I’d like to say:
    LOUDER FOR THOSE IN THE BACK!
    Amen, my brother!
    I echo everything you’ve said, and I add that the entire league & lot of players are watching how Hawks management are treating their core as they age.
    Nobody is going to want to sign here anymore if management treats their vets like horseshit at the end.

    Good night all.

  19. Jim Rutherford you are absolutely correct.
    It’s called respect guys and gals.
    Seabs did alot for Chicago and yeah Stans a douche.
    Sure it’s a business but think about it,
    2015 cup win and yeah lost in 7 to STL by an OT winner by yup you know it dont deny the former Hawk but If you go back and watch that game Seabs actually hit the post in the 3rd or OT before they lost and ok 2017 Predators sweep well shoot they won 50 games and really game 1 was Rinnes note let’s face it and you know the rest but Seabs can still play.
    Think about it the whole thing with and when the Blackhawks got screwed up when they traded Panarin and the Hammer after that playoff series and traded 1 other if I remember correctly but shit dumbass Bowman you just traded you clicker with Kane and one of the top shot blockers in the league because what you had a semi fluke sweep on the wrong end.
    Sure Seabs is getting older and yeah at least 6 guys on that team are paid too much, Bowman rewarded them for their cups and that’s great but now today present is somewhat why this is happening.
    Either way dont shit on Seabs too much because he was a champ and still is respected .
    If he doesn’t play with the Blackhawks then ok move on and I bet he just may raise the cup again somewhere else.
    I’m a die hard born and raised in Illinois and I’m 51 now, sure I’m not happy with the show in Chitown right now but it ain’t Seabs being too old or slow whatever, it all goes back to the pisspoor trades Bowman made after the Nashville sweep.
    Dont get me wrong Saad is good but he ain’t Arrtie and Murph ain’t hammer, it all stated their period.
    I guarantee you if they kept those guys and Seabs in the lineup with them continuing to make the playoffs then we wouldn’t be having this conversation today.
    Scotty is Scotty and Stan is Stan and he ain’t his father’s greatness, his poor trades are the reason for failure in Chicago.
    I wish Seabs the best and if Chicago wants to separate from him then I say go for it Brent, you can help someone else’s team get a cup.
    Nuff said !!!

  20. Keep in mind too another thing before I go nite nite, Chicago unexpectedly lost Big Hoss too, sure people on the inside knew he had skin ISSUES but none of us on the outside realized he’d be gone for good.
    Anyway hey none of the last 2 playoff appearances or now almost 3 seasons without glory have anything to do with Seabs.
    Say what you want but the bigger picture shows different.
    ??

  21. I have a Blackhawks’ Runblad sweater for sale. It falls off the hanger and onto the floor all by itself. Very rare. Any bids?

  22. Makes one wonder if coach has a vendetta against the mighty Seabs. They were teammates once. Seabs made the big show and coach rode the pine.

  23. Hopefully Seabrook is alright.
    Once again I love people crying about Seabrook being scratched.

    He’s Michael roszival at this point.
    He should be scratched quite a bit more going forward. His salary and status on this team shouldn’t mean a damn thing.

    Fire colliton and nothing will change. Their effort hasnt been there for 3 years now.
    The end of Q and now colliton and the next coach won’t change anything. So let’s give these guys another coach and maybe he can ask nicely enough to complete night in and out from our team leaders.

  24. Professional sports is a what have you done lately not boy you sure were good back in the day. It’s a business plain and simple. If it’s ran with feelings then you end up where the Hawks are today with underperforming older icons in last place. Not making the playoffs in the NHL is a joke and that’s where they’re at.

  25. I loved Seabrook pre 2016. He was a gamer and top 2 D man. His game left him long ago, and he is mostly a statue on ice and shell of his former self. He hardly moves in his own zone and has lost two steps from when he was simply an adequate skater. These older players who have been concussed b=numerous times should hang up their skates for the good of themselves and their families.
    Many Hawks now are playing soft and afraid of taking or giving any more contact than the minimum necessary including Toews. It’s sad to see and Bowman is certainly a culprit also in the demise of the Hawks the last 4 years. time for major changes from the roster on up to front office. Imagine if the Hawks had Teuvvo, Panarin, Denault, Joki, and a couple others, and Seabrook’s contract had expired in 2017, they wouldnt be first place, but they would be fun to watch and in the playoffs.

  26. These types of articles are stupid, just meant for rehashing the obvious. When he signed it we knew it was eventually going to become an albatross, it has now you have to live with it. No other teams feeling sorry for us, we have rings to prove it. Unpleasant ways to handle this according to NHL rules, just like having to sign him at the time now you have to deal with the situation. It has nothing to do with coaching or how his teammates feel. Expensive yes but a legitimate cost of doing business in this day and age.

  27. I said it before and I’ll say it again. The guy had premature paid leave written all over him. Plays rough to compensate slow hands and doesn’t care that it’s shooting himself in the foot in the long run. The franchise is lucky to have gotten as much mileage out of him as they did.

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