| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It hasn't been that many years ago that hockey in this city was a relative afterthought — a footnote to more serious sports discussions about the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox.
Sports talk radio producers and station managers admonished their...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Not that long ago in Chicago, the Blackhawks Way meant a half-empty arena on a good night on the West Side, home games nobody could watch on television and apathy that spread from living rooms to the locker room.
Michal Handzus remembers.
"We were one...
| May 28, 2013
DETROIT — With 20 minutes potentially left until Chicago's longest hockey offseason ever, defenseman Duncan Keith spoke up in a quietly determined Blackhawks dressing room.
So did captain Jonathan Toews, the voice that typically guides the Hawks...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:19 PM
If the rosters of past Stanley Cup champions hand-painted on concrete walls inside Joe Louis Arena didn't reiterate to the Blackhawks that they face a Red Wings tradition, not just a team, defenseman Brent Seabrook unwittingly offered a reminder....
| Mar 2, 2013
| 3:21 PM
No matter how hard Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman tried insulating himself from the raised expectations around town during the best start in NHL history, escaping them around the house proved even harder.
"One night last week, my 10-year-old...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:15 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The prospect of the season ending means different things to different players.
"It's really tough to think about that," Patrick Kane said about being on the brink of elimination, which the Blackhawks remain despite their 2-1 overtime...
| Jan 23, 2013
With the United Center crowd of 21,455 celebrating the Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over the Blues Tuesday night, Patrick Kane wanted to make sure nobody left without recognizing an assist no box score acknowledged.
"I speak for everybody in the Blackhawks...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Much to my surprise, I killed an hour this week glued to the TV watching Russians skate.
One of them was Alex Ovechkin, one of the world's most skilled hockey players who makes you worry you will miss something if you change channels. So I didn't,...
| Oct 31, 2012
With a nervous chuckle, the most experienced general manager among Chicago's five major professional sports teams pondered his new distinction.
Promoted by the Bulls in May 2009 two months before the Blackhawks elevated Stan Bowman, Gar Forman became...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 14, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The Blackhawks have said nothing about Patrick Kane’s latest photo spread. Do they care what their highest-profile player does? Do they care that their ticket-buyers might have questions?
It has been over a week since Deadspin shared these shots...