| 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....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Enjoy your parade, Chicago, because it's back to work after today.
I want you all to enjoy Lord Stanley Bowman's Cup as it's paraded around downtown today—yes, this has been awesome. There isn't much left to say about the Blackhawks.
I'll sum it...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:21 PM
So much for the "helmet pardy" in Winnipeg on Thursday night.
It was a cheeky grass-roots plan hatched by some fans of the Winnipeg Jets, encouraging everyone to wear a helmet to the Jets game against the Chicago Blackhawks at MTS Center.
This was a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- The U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team for the Sochi Winter Games will be announced on Jan. 1, after the Winter Classic game, officials of USA Hockey said Monday at the U.S. Olympic media summit.
“Our goal the next few...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The past few years, the Blackhawks' training camp festival has been a grand, family affair.
Fans have packed the Madhouse on Madison to get that first glimpse of their favorite player wearing the Indian head before the start of the regular season.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:42 AM
I think we can understand why John Paxson jumped Vinny Del Negro a couple years ago.
Paxson didn’t like the way the Del Negro was playing Joakim Noah after his injury. The Bulls’ inadequate basketball honcho was worried that the Bulls’...
| 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 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The best time to make a big trade in the NHL is when you don’t have to. You’re negotiating with leverage. If you have a weakness you’re trying to fill, it’s either not obvious or not urgent.
And so, it makes sense that the worst...