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05-18-2014, 07:20 AM
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Who is the real Duncan Keith?

http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2014...n-duncan-keith

CHICAGO -- Imagine this: skinny kid out of British Columbia, toiling away in the American Hockey League. He wears his hair long -- really long -- in part to try and make himself look less like a bone rack.

Before team weigh-ins, he douses the hair with water in the hope he might add a pound or two.

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is telling the story.

It helps shade in the areas around the picture of defenseman Duncan Keith, provide a little texture.

"The thing I always admired about Dunc was, and I think it still drives him. He was the guy that was always told, 'You're too small,'" Bowman said in a recent interview.

"I don't know if you're going to meet a more competitive guy than him, and it was always because he was always told, 'You're a great player, but you're just too small.' I think he's always had that chip on his shoulder."

Keith's Blackhawks are in strong pursuit of their third Stanley Cup since 2010 and looking to become the first back-to-back champions since 1997-98, when the Detroit Red Wings performed the near-impossible task of successfully defending the Cup.

Keith is a finalist for the Norris Trophy, and if he wins -- if our vote is any indication, he will -- it would be his second. He has two Olympic gold medals.

He is building a Hall of Fame career and might be, right now, the greatest defenseman in franchise history, and he is only 30.

"He's an incredibly fit athlete. He's gone from 151 [pounds when he first broke into the league] to about 195," Bowman said. "He's the most fit guy. He's ripped. He's got incredible lung capacity. He's sort of like a cyclist in terms of his aerobic ability. That's why he plays so many minutes."

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Thanks for posting, very enjoyable read!

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Great read. Duncs has come a long way since his rookie season. Remembering when he was being tried out at forward.

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but guys, according to people on the mainboard, he's questionable defensively like karlsson and subban.

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this always gives me good laughs madgoat.


thanks for sharing this

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The point that stuck out to me about the article was his stick work. Will keep an eye on that going forward.

Good article.

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The point that stuck out to me about the article was his stick work. Will keep an eye on that going forward.

Good article.
If you haven't noticed his stick work by now, you haven't really been watching.

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but guys, according to people on the mainboard, he's questionable defensively like karlsson and subban.
Don't forget that Keith is also a complete ******* who totally intentionally without a reasonable doubt high-sticked Carter in the face without provocation. He also taunted Backes, the most angelic of NHL players.

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Don't forget that Keith is also a complete ******* who totally intentionally without a reasonable doubt high-sticked Carter in the face without provocation. He also taunted Backes, the most angelic of NHL players.
Without provocation?? Did you watch that game?

If you did you should have noticed Carter slash at Keith's bare hand as he bent down to pick up his glove!

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Don't forget that Keith is also a complete ******* who totally intentionally without a reasonable doubt high-sticked Carter in the face without provocation. He also taunted Backes, the most angelic of NHL players.
So??

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Did no one catch his sarcasm?

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I guess I needed the ...

C'mon, I referred to Backes as angelic.

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He was laying it on pretty thick too, you guys...

Nice read.

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What a great read.

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not to mention that he destoryed Sedins life and career

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I guess I needed the ...

C'mon, I referred to Backes as angelic.
True enough, my mistake.

Just sick of hearing Keith get crucified for the Carter and Sedin incidences when in both cases the other guy took a cheapshot at him before he dealt them some retribution.

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Forearm shiver. Not cool.

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No mention of secondary assists? Boards, I am disappoint.

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