| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is a big fan of the new rule that extended the NHL holiday break a day past Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and not only because it gave him more time to spend with his family.
"There's three days off that you can stay No. 1,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The men who will wear the red, white and blue of Team USA at the Sochi Olympics have been sporting a lot of black and blue this season.
Injuries have clouded the medal prospects for the Americans, who will bring back the core of a team that won the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Thank you, college football, for ceding New Year’s Day to the NHL, and even ceding the Big House in Ann Arbor for Maple Leafs-Red Wings.
Question was, would fans be familiar with the home team playing defense in that stadium?
After the game, the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Rather than spend New Year’s Eve at a private party or on the couch watching the ball drop on TV, some celebrities braved the Chicago-in-January weather and hit the town to ring in 2014.
The Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hey, look! They finally put a team in Soldier Field worth showing up to watch.
That’s not a shot at the Bears --- OK, not as cheap a shot as I usually take --- but more off a comment on the difference between football and hockey, and after...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:36 PM
Inside the snow globe that Soldier Field became on a Saturday night made for an outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Penguins, stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews stood pensively with their teammates for the national anthem.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:43 PM
At Patrick Kane's Stanley Cup party last summer in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., the Blackhawks star stood in front of 500 of his closest friends and acknowledged his best buddy, the guy Kane always counted on growing up.
Donald Kane, who lived one...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Welcome back, Blackhawks.
After kicking off the regular season with a win over the Washington Capitals Tuesday at the United Center, the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse with Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Robin Thicke had company when he came to Chicago over the weekend to perform at V103's 25th anniversary concert at the Allstate Arena.
The "Blurred Lines" singer -- who seems to perform or make a promotional appearance here every other month -- was...