March 3, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks Keith Not Happy With Simple Question

Apr 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) skates with the puck against the Nashville Predators during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Middletown, N. J. –  Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks was not a very happy camper last night.

After his team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks, Keith was approached by Team 1040 radio reporter, Karen Thomson and was asked specifically about a goal scored by the Canucks Daniel Sedin.

Keith appeared to have swung his stick, striking the Vancouver superstar in the back as the puck crossed the goal line.

Seemingly suffering from short term memory loss, it all started out innocently enough but quickly turned sour and ended up with Keith making a remark he might end up regretting.

Video courtesy of Chris Kuc and the Chicago Tribune…


Here is the text conversation from the link here…..

Thomson: “Can you talk about what happened after the Daniel Sedin goal?”

Keith: “Which one was that one?

Thomson: “The third goal.”

Keith: “The third one? Well, we scored one goal after that I think and the
game ended 3-1.”

Thomson: “Right after the goal when you were on the ice with Daniel. Right after he scored. You remember?”

Keith: “I went off the ice and took a minus. I don’t know. What are you talking about?”

Thomson: “Nothing. Just checking.”

Keith: “What did you see?”

Thomson: “It looked like maybe there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated.”

Keith: “Oh, no. I don’t think there was anything. I think he scored a nice goal. The ref was right there. That’s what the ref saw. We should get you as a ref maybe, eh?”

Thomson: “Yeah, maybe.”

Keith: The first female … ”

Thomson: “I can’t skate, though.”

Keith: “The first female referee. You can’t play probably either, right?  But you’re thinking the game like you know it? Okay, see ya.”


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  • bluenotebacker

    I can’t decide if his comment was “inappropriate” or not, but I think it’s always interesting when a reporter asks a leading question, asks something *specifically* with the intention (imo) of getting under the player’s skin or to elicit some sort of dramatic response, and then when the player gives said response everyone is all up in arms about it.

    • Andy Graziano

      Good angle there Sean. I agree with you that Keith was ‘led’ into a confrontational response here. At the end of the day, I really don’t see the harm in what he said on a condescending level. What Dion Phaneuf said in relation to Elisa Cuthbert and her relationship with Sean Avery : this definately was not even close to that.

      • bluenotebacker

        Totally agree with you there. If anything, *maybe* Keith could’ve been a little more aware of what the story would blow up into, but again, I blame the media more than the player in this instance. Great job by you and everyone @ EOI btw, GO ISLES!

        • Andy Graziano

          Thanks for the compliment. We truly appreciate it and plan on giving you guys worthwhile reading as we head towards the PLAYOFFS! :)