| 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 17, 2013
| 10:31 PM
BOSTON — Secrecy surrounded the odd circumstances of Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa missing Monday night's 2-0 loss to the Bruins with an upper-body injury.
But a bigger mystery more relevant in Chicago had little to do with Hossa.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:50 AM
There were bottles of Champagne waiting for Cubs players in the basement of Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap at Lincoln and Armitage avenues when they were five outs away from advancing to the 2003 World Series, Donnie Kruse recalls. The co-owner of Stanley&...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
For the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford, the 17-day Winter Olympics break was somewhat like the Stanley Cup trophy tour all over again.
Crawford – who has been off since Feb. 9 while the NHL took a break due to the Olympics in Sochi -- hit The...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:07 AM
So, what did we learn about the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team?
The short-attention-span answers are the Americans can skate, score and check in what amounted to a one-week regular season.
I think we already knew the Americans had the goaltending to...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:32 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It would be unreasonable to expect Paul Stastny to be as good a hockey player as his father, Peter, was on the international stage and in the NHL.
Peter was so highly regarded as an athlete and person that he was chosen to carry...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:58 PM
In Boston last fall to speak at Harvard University, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sat in the back of a sedan as his driver pulled out of a city tunnel and pointed in the direction of TD Garden.
"The guy says, 'Over there is where the great sin occurred,''' Emanuel...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 9:21 PM
The first one, I’m sure about. The second is a good guess. This is a meltdown of epic proportions, even for the weak-willed Canucks. There’s not enough Kokanee in British Columbia to anesthetize the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The NHL has done this before, but somehow this seems worse.
The NHL has shut down business at one of the best times for exposure before, but somehow going to the Olympics in Sochi this year seems worse.
The NHL has sent players to the Games since 1998...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:52 PM
The new video and song fell painfully flat, but the light show was nifty and the introductions brimmed with rah-rah enthusiasm before the Kings' first game at Staples Center this season.
The festivities — mercifully — were brief, but that...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman celebrated a Stanley Cup championship at Grant Park on Friday, the second time they have done that in four years. Rocky Wirtz beamed appropriately.
It's easy to give these three guys credit for all the Blackhawks'...