The Chicago Blackhawks have released official team valentines sweet enough to melt even the iciest of cold hearts this lovely weekend.


Do you want to let someone know he or she is your top pick? Try this Coach Quenneville card:



Think your valentine is awesome? Brad Richards would be happy to let that person know:



Violets are blue. OK, they’re violet; but whatever, let Michal Rozsival send a little flirt for you:




Stop in the name of love… or David Rundblad:



Have a “Haappy” Valentine’s Day with the help of Brandon Saad:




Brent Seabrook will let the object of your affection know his or her heart is safe:



Who better to give a compliment than Patrick Sharp? (Also, where does one find this shirt? It would go really well with the the card…)



Even Andrew Shaw has a softer side for this holiday:



If you don’t want to be coy, let Bryan Bickell deliver:



Ben Smith and Marcus Kruger are teaming up to help you find your “shorty” with this valentine:




This sweet message from Johnny Oduya will have your valentine saying, “Yes, I do.”




There’s nothing like a note from Norris Trophy-winner Duncan Keith to win hearts:



Let Patrick Kane do the talking. He always comes up clutch:



With six goals in the last three games, Marian Hossa is someone to count on with your love letters:



Niklas Hjalmarsson will put himself on the line for your valentine just like he does for the team:



Let Teuvo Teravainen and Antti Raanta confess your everlasting adoration:



Corey Crawford has a big net-front presence. Let him get your valentine’s attention.



Captain Jonathan Toews led his team to two Stanley Cup victories. He’s serious about love, too:



These can be downloaded for signing, sealing, and delivering at the Blackhawks’ Web site. Last year’s can be found here.

If these happen to work for you, you’ll be happy to know the Blackhawks have Valentine’s Day off. They beat the New Jersey Devils Friday night, 3-1, and will play the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, in a game that can be seen on NBC.


P.S. Less savory valentines for other players and other teams can be found on the Web, but you’ll have to search for those yourselves.


Carly Mullady grew up needing to know more about icing than its deliciousness on cupcakes. She's the lone daughter of four children, with a father who was among the last cut from the Midwest tryouts for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic team. And she knows very little matches the thrill that happens from puck-drop to handshakes. A rink didn’t return to her hometown until she was gone, but she’s been able to see two younger brothers on the ice. She's their feistiest fan. Her other hockey loyalty lies with the Blackhawks--whether it's meant seeing games for $8 with student IDs when the Madhouse didn’t have much of a temper at all, or dancing to Chelsea Dagger at standing room only--there’s something magical about a roaring anthem, the Indianhead sweater, and the Original Six. A former journalist and current editor, she carries a penchant for excitement (and maybe even fighting) with a resume that includes working for Chicago-area newspapers, and television, including The Jerry Springer Show, as well as NBCUniversal in New York. After East Coast living and a return to the Chicago area, the new Mrs. is giving Graceland a go with her Southern Gent, who now shares her adoration of the game, and their rescue dog, Doc Holliday. Other interests include Cubs, Bears, Illini, Crimson Tide, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, baking a mean pineapple upside-down cake, Kate Spade accessories, and a properly coordinated cardigan for every ensemble.


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