| 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 24, 2012
| 7:12 AM
The Blackhawks came into this series with the best players.
The Coyotes, however, had the right players.
Especially in goal.
The story was Mike Smith. The Coyotes blocked shots, took the body, and kept the Hawks away from their goalie much of the time....
| 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...
| 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 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...