10/26/2009 9:00 AM - From chicagoblackhawks.com: (link)
chicagoblackhawks.com catches up with two-time Stanley Cup champion John Madden to discuss why he made the move to Chicago, his famous name and more.
Why was Chicago the right fit for you now?
Madden: I think for me it was a very good decision because I watched Chicago play last year... I watched them play in the playoffs and I'm real confident in the team, the coach and the ability they have. I believe we can win a Stanley Cup. That’s what I want to be a part of.
Why did you choose number 11?
That was my dad’s number when I was a little kid and I've worn it since I was really young, all the way up to juniors. I wore 18 through juniors and college. When I got to New Jersey, they didn’t let you choose your own numbers there, but they just gave me number 11. I was really happy with that and just stuck with it the whole time.
You spent four years at Michigan before the Devils. Who do you hate more: the Rangers or the Buckeyes?
Who is the best teammate you’ve had in your NHL career and why?
Jay Pandolfo. We just got along so well and had so much success on and off the ice and in terms of a friendship. We just enjoy each other’s company and we enjoy playing together. When you’re going to the rink, and even when things just aren’t going well, just being around him was a lot of fun.
What did you do for your days with the Stanley Cup?
What song are you listening to the most on your iPod?