| Mar 2, 2013
| 3:21 PM
No matter how hard Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman tried insulating himself from the raised expectations around town during the best start in NHL history, escaping them around the house proved even harder.
"One night last week, my 10-year-old...
| 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...
| May 26, 2013
Lou Piniella was probably sipping a cocktail somewhere Saturday night after watching baseball.
Mike Keenan likely was already preparing for his new job as coach of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia.
Robin Ventura was keeping an even keel a...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The Blackhawks won the first shift of Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, and that was pretty much it.
The Red Wings won almost everything else --- the tempo, the style, the puck, and most importantly, the game.
This is what adversity...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:24 PM
The power play showed up.
Captain Jonathan Toews showed up.
The Blackhawks we’ve known showed up.
As a result of their 4-1 win in Game 5, the Hawks extended their Western Conference semifinal playoffs series against Detroit.
The Hawks weren&...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:51 AM
What part of “shoot’’ doesn’t Brent Seabrook understand?
The Blackhawks' power play is back to last season’s special brand of awful, and while it certainly isn’t all Seabrook’s fault, it seems to start with...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2013
| 6:41 AM
I expected the Hawks to come out strong and outskate the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, no matter the Kings’ 7-0 record at the Staples Center this postseason.
The Hawks indeed had a chance in the first minute,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Coach Joel Quenneville’s use of all four lines and all D-men is masterful, but with the compacted season is it smart to double-shift Patrick Kane? Kevin, Chicago
With Marian Hossa sidelined with what a source said is a shoulder injury,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Through all the Blackhawks' ups and downs this season—OK, they've mostly been ups—there has been one constant: coach Joel Quenneville's fabulous mustache. You can find him on Twitter—@coachqsmustache, of course. The anonymous tweeter&...