| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Ever since unloading Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd shortly after they won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks have been looking for a third line that can check, score and annoy opponents.
For now -- everything with Joel Quenneville is only...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
We’re in for an amazing Stanley Cup Final. The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins both bring brawn and flair, so prepare for bloody battles and dazzling plays. The Bruins were masterful in their 4-game Round 3 sweep of the Pittsburgh......
| May 26, 2013
Lou Piniella was probably sipping a cocktail somewhere Saturday night after watching baseball.
Mike Keenan likely was already preparing for his new job as coach of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia.
Robin Ventura was keeping an even keel a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:55 PM
BOSTON — Struggling through a Stanley Cup Final scoring slump, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews credited teammate Brent Seabrook for lending an ear to help him through the doldrums.
"He has been trying to help me out, have those positive...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The Blackhawks were the better team entering their second-round playoff series against Detroit.
It just took them seven painful games to prove it, right down to an excruciating and exhilarating Game 7.
No, wait, even that wasn’t enough. It...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:14 AM
For all the talk of the Blackhawks facing a destructive, physical Kings team in the Western Conference finals, it was the Kings who were missing players because of big hits.
For all the talk of the Hawks not faring well against bigger, tougher teams,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Wearing a microphone for NHL.com as he celebrated his second-period goal Wednesday night in Game 4, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane captured the essence of why the Stanley Cup Final returns to Chicago reduced to a best-of-three.
"That's how we play!''...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
There's no point assigning letter grades to the Blackhawks now that they've reached the halfway point in the truncated 48-game season.
Straight A's across the board.
Even the marketing team and virtual unknowns behind the scenes have performed at a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:43 PM
When Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya committed a costly penalty by jumping Kings forward Justin Williams after a collision with goalie Ray Emery with 1 minute, 4 seconds left in Sunday's 3-2 victory, he reacted instinctively.
So did most of us in the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Where are the Blackhawks' stars?
In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Hawks grabbed a win with goals from four unlikely sources: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland. Since then, the offense has been hauntingly quiet, especially...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It's one of the most quoted lines from the classic 1977 movie "Slapshot."
After using a stick to demonstrate slashing and other punishable offenses on the reporter's body, goalie Denis Lemieux (Yvon Barrette)—in a heavy French accent—says:...