| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Argentina and Germany have met twice before in the World Cup final (when the Germany in the title game was West Germany) and I had the privilege of covering both for the Tribune. One was memorable, the other forgettable. Here are my stories on those...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane just got paid. At some point, so will Brandon Saad.
Saad will be a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season and the Blackhawks winger is in line for a contract extension that figures to result in a significant raise...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The names are familiar to long-time Blackhawks fans and those who came aboard during the re-birth of the franchise within the last decade: Toews, Kane, Keith, Hossa, Sharp, Seabrook, Crawford.
They are among the mainstays of a Hawks team that captured...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:09 PM
It is not at all unusual for ice hockey players to play left-handed, even though the vast majority of them are right-handed in every other way, just like normal people.
The National Hockey League reports that 63 percent of its Canadian-born players...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If Patrick Sharp is bothered that his name has repeatedly surfaced in trade rumors this summer, the Blackhawks winger isn't showing it.
A relaxed and affable Sharp joined his teammates for the annual Blackhawks Convention on Friday and displayed none of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard.
"I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 PM
What Los Angeles should remember about the Kings besides their winning the Stanley Cup is there was no self-centered, all-about-me superstar, no crazy owner, no so-called prodigy who scoffs at direction and no coach whose ego is bigger than everyone else....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Both the Kings and the New York Rangers appear poised to change their mix on defense for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to be played Saturday at Staples Center.
The Kings won the opener, 3-2, on Wednesday on Justin Williams’ goal four minutes...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold.
There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The Stanley Cup stayed shiny and dry Wednesday. No champagne spilled from its bowl and no loving hands lifted it skyward to kiss it and live out a childhood dream.
The Kings had hoped to take the Cup home with them from Madison Square Garden as the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Anaheim Ducks acquired center Ryan Kesler in a trade from the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.
In exchange for Kesler, the Ducks sent the Canucks forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the No. 24 pick in the 2014 draft, which begins with the first...