| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:43 PM
When Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya committed a costly penalty by jumping Kings forward Justin Williams after a collision with goalie Ray Emery with 1 minute, 4 seconds left in Sunday's 3-2 victory, he reacted instinctively.
So did most of us in the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Friendly and thoughtful Twitter followers and emailers have been wondering where I’ve been while Patrick Kane has gotten off to the best start of his career.
The answer is, the same place they’ve been: Watching Kane get off to the best start...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 7:15 PM
CHICAGO — Between the time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and the time each player enjoyed his day with the trophy, their roster had already been broken up because of salary-cap problems.
They kept their core but lost 10...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Slowly but surely over the last few weeks, Blackhawks players arrived in Chicago and eventually made their way to the team's practice rink for informal workouts.
With the lone exception of Sheldon Brookbank, every one of them was a familiar face. Meet...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks.
Admit it, hockey fans in the city: You never have been happier to hum that hokey song in your head.
You have missed the winter soundtrack of your sport in our city. You cannot wait to hear the familiar music...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Now, where was I before Gary Bettman unanimously captured the “Moron of the Millenium’’ championship?
Oh yeah, Patrick Kane, second-line center. And Patrick Kane, trade bait.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman contends that...
| 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....
| Apr 5, 2013
If Stan Bowman spent Wednesday on the golf course instead of on the telephone, all I can say is I hope he broke 90.
There wasn't any reason for the Blackhawks general manager to make a move as the NHL's trade deadline approached.
The Hawks are as...