Bryan Bickell setting tone for Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates his first period goal against the...

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates his first period goal against the Detriot Red Wings with teammates Patrick Kane (88) and Michal Handzus (26) during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal playoff hockey game in Chicago, Illinois May 25, 2013. (REUTERS)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:30 PM ET

DETROIT - Bryan Bickell can be a scary-looking dude.

The Chicago Blackhawks winger is the type of player clubs clamour over.

A prototypical power forward, Bickell is making a difference in these playoffs for the Blackhawks, both with his physical play and his ability to find the net.

“He’s been effective, looking back at the last couple of playoff years, Bick usually finds a way to impact games,” said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. “We notice him because he gets in on the forecheck, he gets a big hit early in games to set the tone. His production is kind of a bonus for us.


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