| 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...
| May 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
I stayed up late Tuesday night so you didn’t have to. I watched the Los Angeles Kings-Phoenix Coyotes go overtime so you didn’t have to.
And if you’re a Blackhawks fan, you didn’t want to see it because you’d see the...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:14 AM
I hope Stan Bowman is lying about this. I hope he’s just doing what smart, truth-challenged general managers do.
Because I really don’t want to think that the Blackhawks GM actually believes that “for the most part we know what our...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:40 PM
With enough force to draw a 10-minute misconduct, the best sports marketing department in Chicago consistently hammers us with how we should define the Blackhawks.
Not 101 points.
So when Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman urged...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:40 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks could get in trade for Patrick Kane, but they have to find out.
I’m not saying they must trade their star forward just to trade him. I’m not saying they have to take a bad deal. This is not the Cubs&...
| 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...
| 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...