| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Before we wrap up the 2012-13 NHL season, every hockey fan owes a word of thanks to Scot Beckenbaugh.
Beckenbaugh is the federal mediator who helped negotiate an end to the labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the 2012-13 NHL season....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
I should be worried about the Blackhawks right now, but sorry, I can’t work up the concern or panic.
They’ve lost three straight thanks to some some inept and inert play. On Sunday night at home, they choked away two points in a loss to a...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The best time to make a big trade in the NHL is when you don’t have to. You’re negotiating with leverage. If you have a weakness you’re trying to fill, it’s either not obvious or not urgent.
And so, it makes sense that the worst...
| May 8, 2009
With the minutes ticking down and the Blackhawks trailing, seeds of uncertainty began creeping into players' heads.
That will happen when the opposing goaltender is Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and he's on the verge of his second career postseason shutout,...
| May 10, 2009
The Blackhawks did something in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Vancouver Canucks that they hadn't been able to do all series.
They scored first.
And then they did something even more important: They kept scoring.
| May 23, 2009
If the Detroit Red Wings figured to cruise past the Blackhawks en route to another Stanley Cup championship, they now know they're in for a battle.
The Hawks put themselves back into the Western Conference finals series with a 4-3 overtime victory over...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Don’t look now, but the Blackhawks have some offensive depth. No lie. True thing. The area that nearly ruined the defending Stanley Cup champions after the salary-cap slaughter has saved them in their miraculous comeback against Vancouver.
| Apr 13, 2009
The Blackhawks closed a chapter of the 2008-09 regular season Sunday. Unlike recent history, however, there's more to this story.
It was a season that featured the firing of a popular head coach after only four games, a franchise-record nine-game winning...
| Apr 17, 2009
The wait was so long you wondered if someone had broken a mirror back in 2002 and given the Blackhawks bad luck.
For the first time in seven years — or 2,548 days, to be exact — the Hawks took to the ice for postseason play Thursday night...
| Apr 26, 2009
In a postseason series where scoring the first goal has led to disaster, the Blackhawks bucked the trend.
In fact, they discovered the perfect formula for overcoming it: Once they got ahead in Game 5 on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames, the...