| Jun 19, 2013
You don't have to be weatherman to know that, when a local sports team gets hot, this city is warmed.
Right now the Chicago Blackhawks are vying for a championship, but any Chicago contender will do. Team colors dot the city's skyline, schools and...
| 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...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The trendy note going around the NHL says the four teams remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs won the last four championships.
But you need some perspective with that nugget. Goaltending is everything in the playoffs, and only one team starts the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
So many shots, so few rebounds.
The Blackhawks had the puck and the pace they wanted against the Kings in the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. They managed a staggering 17-2 shot advantage. They trailed 1-0.
The Hawks tried...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:44 PM
The record start to the regular season and the President’s Trophy were a promise.
The Blackhawks kept it Monday night.
In the most improbable, impossible way.
Down 2-1 with goalie Corey Crawford on the bench in the third period of Game 6 of...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
If Jonathan Toews can’t play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, then the Blackhawks can fill that hole with a quality No. 2 center in -- no, wait, Stan Bowman still hasn’t acquired one.
Better hope Toews can play, Hawks fans. Better hope he...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Game 5 was looking like a killer.
With a chance to eliminate the defending champion Kings and advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, the Blackhawks took home ice the way you’d dream, scoring two goals before Los Angeles managed a shot....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
If the Blackhawks plan to win the Stanley Cup like they’ve said, then Jonathan Toews ought to start scoring because they aren’t winning it if he can’t.
I know Toews didn’t score a goal in the 2010 Stanley Cup final against...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Dan McNeil previously had been muzzled for much of his two-decade plus sports talk radio career when it came to discussing his passion, hockey. The WSCR-AM 670 late morning host even received an edict once when the team was in a Stanley Cup Final....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:37 PM
After experiencing too many hotel rooms and airports, Eddie Olczyk is happy to have a home game for the Stanley Cup Final. However, there are a couple of negatives.
For instance, Olczyk is being overwhelmed by ticket requests.
"I changed my voice mail...
| Jan 21, 2010
How to look like a Blackhawks fan -- without looking like a lunatic?
For some Chicago Blackhawks boosters, there is no such thing as too much. In case you doubt that statement, show up at any home game for a look at serious fanatics dressed to the max....