Hawks' Bickell To Utilize KISS: Bryan Bickell is going to go back to the basics or in journalism parlance KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) to re-energize his offense for Game 3 on Monday against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, ESPN Chicago reports. (Updated 6/17/13)
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Bryan Bickell had been a terror in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs until the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals where he has no points and only two shots on goal against the Bruins. He registered five goals, four assists and 24 shots on goal during an eight-game span from the final three games of the Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings through all five games of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Kings. (Updated 6/17/13).
06/17/2013 19:37 Hawks' Bickell To Utilize KISS
Bickell is going to go back to the basics or in journalism parlance KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) to re-energize his offense for Game 3 on Monday against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, ESPN Chicago reports.
Bryan Bickell will need to show his stuff this season if he wants to be in the lineup, particularly with Daniel Carcillo in a Hawk uniform. Bickell found himself as a healthy scratch on a few occassions and his overall numbers went down from 37 points to 24. Remarkably, 15 of those 24 points came in his last 28 games. That late season spurt earned him playing time in the Hawks' playoff series against Phoenix. But he might need to morph his game into more of a ruffian's role to salvage his spot for this season. He could deliver a 25-point, 100-PIM, 175-hit season if he can recover his game. (Updated 8/14/12)