| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:01 PM
By the time Joel Quenneville finally boarded the Blackhawks team plane after their cathartic Stanley Cup celebration, the champagne on his suit had dried but adrenaline still coursed through his veins.
Even around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Quenneville still...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:05 PM
In a United Center hallway moments after Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Bruins brought the Blackhawks within 60 minutes of a second Stanley Cup title in four years, general manager Stan Bowman opened a window just a crack to his ambivalent soul.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Before we wrap up the 2012-13 NHL season, every hockey fan owes a word of thanks to Scot Beckenbaugh.
Beckenbaugh is the federal mediator who helped negotiate an end to the labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the 2012-13 NHL season....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Coach Joel Quenneville’s use of all four lines and all D-men is masterful, but with the compacted season is it smart to double-shift Patrick Kane? Kevin, Chicago
With Marian Hossa sidelined with what a source said is a shoulder injury,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Remember when the Chicago Blackhawks outskated everybody?
Yeah, they set a record, such as the silly NHL records are, for not losing in regulation for half of this half-season. The Hawks came out of the lockout quicker and faster on their skates and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Bruins are pounding the Blackhawks physically.
They are killing the Hawks at the faceoff circle.
They are beating them on the scoreboard.
Hat trick. In fact, that’s the dead-bang hat trick that guarantees losing a Stanley Cup Final....
| 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....
| 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...