| 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 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 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Some Blackhawks sport bushy messes. Others have beards that barely cover their face. But all itched and scratched their way through interviews Tuesday in preparation for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins.
The Hawks have had...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:20 AM
I thought the Blackhawks had blown Game 1. Just blown a great chance to take control of the Stanley Cup Finals.
They had blown a power play, then blew a 5-on-3 advantage, then blew another power play, all in a one-goal game. Killer stuff, that.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Where are the Blackhawks' stars?
In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Hawks grabbed a win with goals from four unlikely sources: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland. Since then, the offense has been hauntingly quiet, especially...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:01 PM
If you've made it this far into the Stanley Cup Final without a trip to your sports therapist (do those exist?), you're ahead of the game. This Blackhawks-Bruins series has delivered more drama than Amanda Bynes' Twitter account. With as many as three...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"It's a different level of unbelievable."
That's what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on the ice of a mostly empty TD Garden, minutes after his team won a second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
Perhaps the finish of that game was particularly...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:59 AM
If I were a betting man, and I am, I’d wager the Blachawks will let today’s trade deadline pass without acquiring the true No. 2 center they’ve needed since they won the Stanley Cup.
I realize the Hawks made a move to acquire a...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Stroll into Johnny's IceHouse West at 2550 W. Madison St. and you'll see a typical hockey facility. It is home to recreational leagues. It has a bulletin board updating visitors on upcoming camps, skill seminars and pickup games. It sells hockey gear...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Technically, Thursday's Game 4 at Detroit was not a "must-win" for the Blackhawks. Even if they lost, they'd still have a chance to win the series. However, being 3-1 would make them very uncomfortable, and thus they needed to play with a high degree of...