| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was sitting in his office the other day, flipping through a guide that listed his counterparts in the NHL.
It was like looking at a high school yearbook without the cheery messages and autographs, one organized by...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players.
They also tendered qualifying offers to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:27 PM
So what does half a billion dollars buy these days?
For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks are going to do in free agency to fix their blown chance at another Stanley Cup, but because I’m a pleaser, not a teaser, I’m here to help with a list of 10 (mostly) unrestricted free agents:
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Those must be some serious block parties in historic Trencin, Slovakia.
Three times the Stanley Cup has made a turn close to Marian Gaborik's street in Trencin, visiting his neighbors, Chicago Blackhawks star winger Marian Hossa in 2010, Boston Bruins...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold.
There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| May 6, 2014
| 6:12 PM
This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls.
Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we’re approaching...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:04 PM
In Chicago, a Blackhawks playoff game is must-see TV. If you can't get tickets to the game, that is.
With a 2-1 series lead, the Hawks return to action Friday in Minnesota and Sunday in Chicago. So what does it take to produce a three-hour NHL on NBC...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Corey Crawford is getting hosed.
It might not bother him, but it bugs me. Crawford is proving he’s an elite goalie, and people need to wake up, especially national people.
The Blackhawks just reached the Western Conference finals because of a...