| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:07 AM
So, what did we learn about the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team?
The short-attention-span answers are the Americans can skate, score and check in what amounted to a one-week regular season.
I think we already knew the Americans had the goaltending to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:38 PM
When: Feb. 12-23.
The field: Host Russia will be under considerable pressure to win gold for the first time since several former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team in 1992. An explosive offense led by NHL standouts Alex Ovechkin, Pavel...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:02 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- Finland’s men’s hockey team had a hard time finding replacements when standout NHL forwards Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild and Valtteri Filppula of the Tampa Bay Lightning had to withdraw because of injuries.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:34 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Team USA General Manager David Poile will not travel to Russia for the Olympic men's hockey tournament because of injuries he suffered last week when he was hit in the face by an errant puck.
Poile underwent surgery for facial...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Heads up, Patrick Kane.
Whatever, the Kings were converging on the Blackhawks' dynamic goal-scorer the way everybody used to try to eliminate Michael Jordan.
It was only one game of the Western Conference finals. I get that. It also might'...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:51 PM
DETROIT -- The Ducks will be facing an altered Red Wings team at a most critical time, in Game 4 on Monday night.
What has been the Red Wings' top line, the one carrying them into the playoffs, was dismantled when the NHL suspended Detroit forward...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:54 AM
A friend had a question: Which Blackhawks game during their record 19-0-3 start sums up this team the best?
My answer came pretty quickly: None.
Because they’ve won too many games in too many different ways.
You can marvel over Ray Emery&...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
So, I’m up early Thursday morning, reading another dramatic and sparkling edition of My Chicago Tribune and logged on to My Chicago Tribune’s digital presentation, the only local news source you’ll ever need.
OK, that’s it for...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:48 AM
DETROIT — As expected, the Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing with the league later Sunday, according to the NHL’s department of player safety.
The hearing, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST, comes after Abdelkader’s...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray answered the question with an excellent one of his own.
The topic was how best to combat, at least within the rules, the Red Wings’ often-formidable presence in front of the net, one of the key factors in their Game...