| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Thank goodness for Michal Handzus.
The Blackhawks center made Slovakia's Olympic hockey team last week but lost his job skating on the second line with Patrick Kane, good enough to keep up with his countrymen but not Kaner.
His demotion came because...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Willie Mitchell won’t play for the Kings on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
Coach Darryl Sutter said Mitchell is sick and stayed at the team’s hotel here instead of coming to the rink for...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:51 PM
CALGARY, Alberta -- Jitters over making his first NHL start caused Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Raanta some restlessness in the hours before puck drop.
“Game-day naptime was pretty awful -- I was having some nightmares,” Raanta said...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:55 PM
BOSTON — Struggling through a Stanley Cup Final scoring slump, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews credited teammate Brent Seabrook for lending an ear to help him through the doldrums.
"He has been trying to help me out, have those positive...
| 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'...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The day after a championship parade, it's easy to lose perspective on just how impressive the Blackhawks' second Stanley Cup in four years really is.
General manager Stan Bowman should be the toast of the town. It's going to be difficult for any general...
| 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 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:51 PM
The Blackhawks are camping out in South Bend, Ind., for the extended weekend. And if you were lucky enough to score tickets to the Saturday or Sunday practices, you've got a road trip on the horizon!
Pop on "Holiday Road" and get ready for a highway...