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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DEFENSEMAN NIKLAS HJALMARSSON TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON COMCAST SPORTSNET’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”
“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Pat Boyle, featuring Niklas Hjalmarsson to debut Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 PM CT
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (October 13, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Pat Boyle hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup champion NIKLAS HJALMARSSON. Regarded as one the NHL’s top overall defenseman and one of the league’s elite shot blockers, Hjalmarsson discusses everything from his youth hockey days in his native Sweden, to being drafted by the Blackhawks and eventually winning three championships over the course of his NHL career, winning a Silver Medal with Sweden at the Sochi Olympics, his thoughts on changes to this season’s Blackhawks roster, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website – CSNChicago.com – for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Niklas Hjalmarsson on the following dates/times: Fri, Oct. 16 at 1pm & midnight on CSN+ – Sat, Oct. 17 at 11pm – Sun, Oct. 18 at 2:30pm on CSN+ – Mon, Oct. 19 at 8:30pm – Fri, Oct. 23 at 11pm on CSN+ – Sat, Oct. 24 at 7pm – Sun, Oct. 25 at 6pm – Mon, Oct. 26 at midnight on CSN+ – Tue, Oct. 27 at 11:30pm – and Sat, Oct. 31 at 5:30pm on CSN+ and 11:30pm. Schedule subject to change.
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Niklas Hjalmarsson presented by Cadillac premiering Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
HJALMARSSON on winning three Stanley Cup championships over the past six years:
“It has been a surreal journey. It’s tough to realize when you are actually living in it now and I think it is something you are going to look back after you are done with hockey and realize what a unique situation this is to have this amount of guys on the same team for such a long time, to be so successful, to get three rings and grew up together. It is a great story”
HJALMARSSON on the key winning three Stanley Cup titles:
“First of all, you have to have the players. We have extremely talented players. Second of all, you have to play the best hockey when it matters the most. That is something that is unique with this group. Looking back at all the playoff rounds that we had (over the years), we may have met equal opponents, but we played better hockey and that is not a coincidence when we have done it so many times. That is the one thing that is most noticeable.”
HJALMARSSON on adjustments to off-season roster changes:
“You realize you are in a business where things change and you cannot really affect those kinds of things and you have to focus on your own and make that as good as possible. Just enjoy every year we have in the league and take advantage of every year, because you don’t know when it is going to end. Players leave a team and players come and there is a lot of change around the team from year to year. I am just trying to take it year-by year because you never know what will happen in this league.”
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