| Jun 17, 2015
| 1:16 PM
It's OK, say it. Say the D-word. Dynasty. D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y. Hawks fans have a right to say it, a diplomatic immunity type of hockey bragging right. Not just because they're the only team to win three Stanley Cups in the salary cap era, but because of...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 7:13 PM
When Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman gently handed the Stanley Cup trophy to his father, Scotty, the team's senior adviser, after Monday's 2-0 victory over the Lightning, it removed any doubt.
A hockey dynasty indeed exists in Chicago: The...
| Jun 14, 2015
| 3:29 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Like every kid who ever played high school hockey in Canada, Mike Bolt dreamed of the day he would carry around the Stanley Cup.
There was one problem.
"I didn't have any talent," Bolt said.
Through a twist of fate, the 46-year-...
| May 30, 2015
| 10:27 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wearing a determined look as familiar as his No. 19 sweater, Jonathan Toews skated Saturday night toward NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daley to receive the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl awarded to the Western Conference champions....
| May 23, 2015
| 4:30 PM
The statue in left field was nice, and the going-away party at U.S. Cellular Field last September was special as well.
But the retirement of Paul Konerko's No. 14 on Saturday puts him in an exclusive club that gives him the chills.
| May 20, 2015
| 2:31 PM
CROMWELL — As practice was ending and players were trickling off the ice at the Champions Skating Center Tuesday, Jeff Beukeboom lingered and chatted with various players.
The Hartford Wolf Pack's assistant coach charged with overseeing...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:05 AM
You could say it was creative, take-your-foot-off-the-pedal coaching methodology leading up to the last playoff game between the Ducks and the Calgary Flames.
Old-school and the often-crusty coach Randy Carlyle decided to cancel Ducks practice and...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:44 PM
In the middle of last week, when Blackhawks rookie Scott Darling of suburban Lemont was the surprise talk of the town in Chicago, it seemed a good time to talk with the man who had been perhaps the most unlikely rookie goalie to become the star of the...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 12:50 PM
It is a ballet. And a kind of speed chess.
It has a basic pattern. But it also has improvisation, created by the coaches' tactical decisions.
It has straightforward movement and seemingly chaotic swirl. Bodies leap over boards or race in and out of...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:28 PM
One week ago, we watched 21-year-old Jordan Spieth shoot 18 under par at Augusta to win the tacky but legendary green coat, tying the Masters' scoring record set by Tiger Woods when he was 21 in 1997. Almost makes you think that it's all downhill after...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:44 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas — Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe had decided it was time to quit.
His sons didn't want to hear it. Not from Mr. Hockey, whose 25-year career in the NHL was defined by his...