| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Blackhawks are facing Detroit in the playoffs again, one of the great rivalries in all of sports.
It has everything that makes hockey so great: Two teams and cities that dislike each other facing off in the most intense sport, and Patrick Sharp....
| May 15, 2013
| 6:22 AM
This has been a different Patrick Kane this year, and this is the series to underscore that.
Many opponents are treating Kane differently this season, and this is the series to take advantage of it.
I don’t know how the Red Wings will try to...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:14 AM
The Blackhawks might have the better talent in their second-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, but they’re failing to take advantage of it.
Looking at you, Jonathan Toews.
Maybe adversity will make a difference.
| May 27, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It's often the case that as Jonathan Toews goes, so go the Blackhawks. He's had a rough series against Detroit, especially with three penalties in Game 4. The captain did notch his first goal of the playoffs in Game 5 to help keep his team alive, and...