| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| 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 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...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Anze Kopitar was asked about revenge.
This was not about that, not about getting even. Instead, the Kings center said this had to do with seizing the moment, about capitalizing on an opportunity.
The Kings reached the Western Conference finals for the...
| May 18, 2014
In the Chicago Blackhawks dressing room Tuesday night, minutes after they won the series against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, cameras caught Joel Quenneville succinctly expressing his pride as only Coach Q can.
| May 18, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Upon further review, the clearest statement Sunday at the United Center came from the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-1 victory over the Kings that left no ambiguity they are as strong mentally as physically.
Overcoming a bad official's call of a negated goal...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Free of the quicksand they had to slog through during the second round against the Wild, the Blackhawks had room to roam against the Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals — and they used it.
The Hawks re-engaged their speed game,...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:09 PM
When did the NHL sell the rights to playoff games to C-SPAN?
Goodness, what a horrible-looking thing Game 3 of the Blackhawks-Wild series was Tuezzzzzzzday night. It was boring, and the Wild meant for it to be that way. It was their only chance.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:39 PM
That first step was a doozy, but the Blackhawks didn't stumble and are on course in their defense of their Stanley Cup championship.
The Hawks are headed to the second round of the playoffs following a 5-1 throttling of the Blues in Game 6 on Sunday...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We just adopted what the shelter referred to as a "shepherd-mix," but Gracie is only about 30 pounds. We don't really know if there's any shepherd in her. Gracie is about a year old, though we're not sure about that, either. Our veterinarian says she's...