San Jose Sharks Forward Adam Burish talks all about hockey groupies

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In the midst of Blackhawks mania, I thought it might be a great time to bring back this gem from a couple years ago.

Current San Jose Sharks and former Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish was once named the 26th most eligible single by Chicago magazine. The former Wisconsin Badgers national champion (and Facebook friend to TSB) talked about groupies at the second annual Hawks Fan Convention in Chicago.

Burish was asked “What do you do when a fan approaches you and tries to make out with you?”

he responded,  “What does she look like?”

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Pronger Fires Back at Blackhawks’ Burish

Blackhawks winger Adam Burish is what we call in the biz, “a golden quote.”  He never holds back what he is thinking and is never afraid to stir the pot like he did after Chicago won the Stanley Cup.  The former Wisconsin Badger pretty much said what most Hawks fans were thinking about Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger calling him “the biggest idiot in the league” and saying he wanted “to punch him.”  Well, the future Hall of Famer has responded.

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More with Blackhawks Adam Burish

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Hands down, Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish is the best soundbite in the city. In a world of “we’re just working hard,” “focusing on ourselves right now,” and “just need to play our game,” his golden quotes glitter even more brightly. So when I saw his table at Stanley Cup Final Media Day, I made sure to spend a good chunk of the day there, recording the observations and insights of this former Wisconsin Badger.

By Paul M. Banks

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Stanley Cup means more Female Admirers for Blackhawks’ Burish

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Hands down, Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish is the best soundbite in the city. In a world of “we’re just working hard,” “focusing on ourselves right now,” and “just need to play our game,” his golden quotes glitter even more brightly. So when I saw his table at Stanley Cup Final Media Day, I made sure to follow up with him on a provocative question asked of Burish at the second annual Hawks Fan Convention last summer.

“I said some stupid stuff, yep,” Burish said of the session. Of course, from a media perspective it was pure brilliance.

The topic was hockey groupies and Burish was asked “What do you do when a fan approaches you and tries to make out with you?”

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Blackhawk and Former Badger Adam Burish out for 6 Months

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By Paul M. Banks

By now, you’ve probably heard the news, about Blackhawks forward and former Wisconsin Badger Adam Burish: a knee reconstruction surgery and a 6 month absence from the game are now in his immediate future.

“Yesterday was tough, probably the toughest I’ve had since I’ve been a pro…I’m kind of reminded of when I was 18 I was in a pretty serious car accident, a quote that stuck with me was make every obstacle an opportunity, and I’m going to try and find a way to do that and like I told Stan (Bowman, Blackhawks GM) today, I promise I’ll come back stronger than I was before,” Burish said to the number of reporters present at practice. A group that was much larger than usual for a post-training camp practice session.

So when will he be back?

“I’ve probably spoken to five or six doctors in the last 24 hours and I plan on being back March at the latest. Once the surgery gets done, I’ll probably put a date up, that’s maybe unreasonable, but that’s how I’ll go about it and try to shoot for that,” the 26 year Burish said.

Of course, his teammates will miss him on the ice, but he’ll still be around the players off the ice:

“I’ll be around and I’ll make fun of them and tell them how much they suck (jokingly, laughter ensues) but the fun thing, these guys have been great and I think every guy on the team called me yesterday and that’s nice and that means a lot,” Burish said
“And I’ll come bug you guys too a little bit,” he said when referring to the media.

And it’s Burish’s sense of humor that keeps the mood light and positive in the locker room. He’s also the team’s best enforcer, and according to Chicago Magazine, the city’s 26th most eligible bachelor. Click here to read what he said about hockey groupies at the Fan Convention in July.burishwisco
Head Coach Joel Quenneville talked about what Burish does best on frozen pond, “From shift to shift, I think he brings that energy and that attitude that you want in your team, there’s some speed to his game and he plays, I don’t want to say reckless, but he plays a hard game, kills penalties, is useful in a lot of ways. His line might have been the best energy line, they scored a lot of big goals, had a lot of meaningful shifts, and the pace he plays at, is something that comes to the forefront.”

Burish also gave a very passionate soundbite about his desire for the game and how much the freak injury frustrates him:

“Probably the most frustrating part, I worked hard, incredibly hard all summer, even more than in the regular season on getting my body prepared, and then ten minutes into your first preseason game, most of your season’s gone already. And mentally that’s pretty damaging for me. If it was Game 7 of the Cup Finals, you can take both my knees, I don’t care, but a preseason game, after all the time that you spend, that’s what I beat myself up about.”