| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was either the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 postmortem or the 2014-15 pregame show, pick one:
1. Maybe Stan Bowman is telling the truth, or maybe he’s lying.
“I don’t think we’re...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The New York Rangers circled around defenseman Dan Girardi on Thursday after the reliable protector of goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the turnover that set up the overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
"Our group believes so...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Will the wit, wisdom and considerable penalty-killing skills of defenseman Willie Mitchell be on display for the Kings next season?
The 37-year-old has won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings in the last three seasons. In fact, Mitchell hasn't lost a...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Chicago Blackhawks will face the Washington Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington, D.C.
The matchup was reported last week but not formally...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Not much time passes from one conversation between NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Blackhawks President John McDonough to the next.
"John McDonough is in my ear all the time for anything," Bettman told the Tribune. "He's very passionate about doing as...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The Winter Classic won't be just a one-day trip to Washington for the Blackhawks.
Rather, it will be nearly a month-long invasion of their privacy. They will be tailed by cameras in the locker room, executive meetings, and even in their homes.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players.
They also tendered qualifying offers to...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The tipping point in the Stanley Cup Final very well could be which premier defenseman can most effectively continue his inspired postseason run.
Like the Kings' Drew Doughty, the New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh is listed at 6 feet 1, 213 pounds. Each...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:27 PM
So what does half a billion dollars buy these days?
For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter joined a pretty exclusive club Friday: coaches who have won more than one Stanley Cup.
Only 15 have done it in the history of the NHL, which pre-dates the stock market crash — the 1929 stock market crash.
Sutter has two...