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11-15-2012, 03:40 AM
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Toews is apparently finalizing his decision re: playing in Europe - don't know if it's genuine or if it's PA gamesmanship:

Hawks' Toews nearing Europe decision

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,1529707.story

Quote:
With no end in sight to the lockout that began Sept. 15 and no formal talks scheduled, the captain is poised to join a European team.

"It’s always on my mind," Toews said Wednesday after an informal workout with several Hawks teammates and other NHL players at Johnny's IceHouse in Chicago. "We’ll see what happens the next couple of weeks. We’re really getting to that point where enough is enough and if nothing happens, then decisions have to be made. We’ve hung tight long enough so we’ll see."
also, toews discussed his ongoing concussion issues:

Lockout helps Toews' mending process

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4958451.story

(there are a bunch of quotes from him in the article i didn't paste here...so read for yourself!

Quote:
The Blackhawks captain wasn't 100 percent healed in July. Or October. In fact, it wasn't until late last week that Toews was convinced he's completely over the concussion that caused him to miss the final two months of the 2011-12 regular season before he returned in the postseason against the Coyotes.

While Toews was symptom-free and had cleared all the NHL-imposed concussion protocols before returning to the Hawks' lineup, there were lingering effects from the injury that even the 24-year-old center didn't realize were affecting him. They included balance and eyesight issues that were discovered and solved during a five-day stint at an Atlanta-area chiropractic neurology facility last week.
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Toews returned Saturday after spending time undergoing a battery of tests and corrective methods at the Carrick Institute at Life University in Marietta, Ga. The institute has treated other high-profile athletes, including the Penguins' Sidney Crosby, who has had his career threatened by concussions.

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