| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Sitting in a hockey locker room, Steve Chase became the latest die-hard fan fed up with the NHL lockout.
Living in Los Angeles, Chase believed the league had squandered all the goodwill built in the area after the Kings won the Stanley Cup. His...
| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank and his wife have paid exactly $1 million to buy a four-bedroom, five-year-old house in Roscoe Village.
Signed in July to a two-year, $2.5 million deal, Brookbank, 32, previously skated four seasons for...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:42 AM
NHL muckamuck and Gary Bettman sock puppet Bill Daly said last week he was out of ideas for saving this locked-out season.
Excuse me, but when exactly did you or the NHL have even one idea?
Besides making the players indentured servants, I mean?
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks.
Admit it, hockey fans in the city: You never have been happier to hum that hokey song in your head.
You have missed the winter soundtrack of your sport in our city. You cannot wait to hear the familiar music...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:37 PM
The Kings' Stanley Cup banner won't have to share space on Staples Center's wall of honor with the banners that commemorate the Lakers' NBA titles. Tim Leiweke, the Kings' governor and chief executive of their parent company, AEG, believed a singular...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Nothing marks the return of the Blackhawks like a bit of euphoria and a bout of amnesia. It also triggers a third thing but I forget what that is.
The end of the NHL lockout in a city hungry for hockey immediately creates excitement that the Hawks can...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Slowly but surely over the last few weeks, Blackhawks players arrived in Chicago and eventually made their way to the team's practice rink for informal workouts.
With the lone exception of Sheldon Brookbank, every one of them was a familiar face. Meet...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:26 PM
That's because NBC now has programming to fill lots of air time over the rest of the winter and through the spring on the NBC Sports Network and its regular NBC affiliates. Remember, Sunday Night Football, NBC's No. 1-rated sports franchise, is over until...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NHL TV schedule 2013 begins Saturday, Jan. 19, on NBC as the puck drops on the lockout-shortened season with Chicago at Los Angeles. The NHL will play a 48-game, all intra-conference regular-season schedule beginning Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3pm ET on NBC...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The New York Rangers made a big push in trading for Rick Nash to improve their chances of winning a championship for the first time since 1994.
"It's the right time for him to be here with us," Rangers coach John Tortorella said.
On the opposite...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:03 PM
The Kings' minds must have been floating in the rafters with their Stanley Cup banner when the puck was dropped at Staples Center to launch their title defense, so removed was their game from the precise, defense-minded performances they routinely...