| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville changed lines.
Of course, Quenneville changed lines. That’s what he does when things get dire, and sometimes even when they don’t.
But in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Los...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
It would’ve been easy for Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to yank goalie Corey Crawford shortly after the opening faceoff in San Jose on Tuesday night.
Easy and understandable. Crawford gave up two goals in less than six minutes and three before...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 2, 2013
| 12:20 PM
CHICAGO — What’s a playoff series without a little bit — or a lot — of animosity?
The Kings were unhappy about a huge hit delivered by Chicago center Dave Bolland against center Mike Richards on Saturday during the third...
| 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&...
| 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...
| 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 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...