| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:34 PM
General manager Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks aren't done negotiating with players.
Not by a long shot.
Bowman said Tuesday that talks with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on contract extensions are "ongoing." The GM previously said he had hoped...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The Schmaltz brothers, Nick and Jordan, used to face off in the basement of their Madison, Wis., home, all the while dreaming they would someday do so in the NHL.
With both now officially embarking on paths they hope will eventually lead there, Nick...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Jonathan Toews let out a slight chuckle when he was asked recently if there was any scenario he could envision that ended with him not signing a contract extension with the Blackhawks.
"Very doubtful," the captain said with a grin.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington.
The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta have a new voice to help guide them through the 2014-15 season.
The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as their new goaltending coach Monday, replacing the fired Steve Weeks.
Waite is a former Hawks goalie and is the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:57 PM
With Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane now locked in with the Blackhawks through the 2022-23 season, the future of the franchise appears bright — with a hint of storm clouds on the distant horizon.
Two of the NHL’s top players aren’t...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:10 PM
With due respect to Carmelo Anthony, his was not the signature a winter tenant of the United Center simply had to have to make this Chicago sports summer complete.
Whereas the Bulls can find a way to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference without...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:20 AM
If Bill Wirtz were alive and still mismanaging the Blackhawks, then Jonathan Toews might be a Flyer by now, and Patrick Kane would be, I don’t know, a Shark.
That’s the way it used to go with this organ-I-zation. No great player who wanted...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense:
1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
On the day after the Blackhawks delivered Chicago a new sports low of this decade, it still stung badly enough to wince at the memory.
It felt worse instead of better. It made even less sense Monday morning than it did Sunday night when Alec Martinez...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard.
"I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...