Jonathan Toews talks 'NHL 11', 'Mario Kart'

July, 2, 2010
07/02/10
2:17
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By Jon Robinson
Jonathan ToewsBill Smith/NHLI/Getty ImagesJonathan Toews appears on the cover of the "NHL 11" video game.

Jonathan Toews as Waluigi?

That's right, as according to the Blackhawks center, while Chicago was making their Stanley Cup run this year, the team competed in the hotel between games playing "Mario Kart Wii".

"It got pretty intense," says Toews. "I think some guys even started to bet just to raise the stakes."

And to Toews, there's nobody in the game that he'd rather race as (or possibly bet on) than the evil Waluigi. Maybe it's the antagonizing laugh, maybe it's the high acceleration bonus, or maybe it's the fact that while Toews doesn't like to toss his gloves and throw down in real life, when it comes to video games, the badder the better.

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