| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:36 PM
Inside the snow globe that Soldier Field became on a Saturday night made for an outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Penguins, stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews stood pensively with their teammates for the national anthem.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:05 PM
If there were a watch-dog group that monitors abuse against sports announcers, surely it would look into what NBC is doing to Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.
For the fourth time this year, NBC is sending its lead NHL team outdoors for...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:25 PM
To feed his appetite for hockey during the 34 days between Blackhawks home games, Chairman Rocky Wirtz went to Rockford to see the IceHogs, his team's minor league affiliate.
After Wirtz's visit, the IceHogs went 8-0-1. Somewhere, an IceHogs marketing...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:50 AM
There were bottles of Champagne waiting for Cubs players in the basement of Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap at Lincoln and Armitage avenues when they were five outs away from advancing to the 2003 World Series, Donnie Kruse recalls. The co-owner of Stanley&...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:42 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey.
Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Aw, Canada.
It's hard to work up any sort of serious dislike for those quaint neighbors living in America's attic, but this hockey thing is getting ridiculous.
Twice during a 24-hour period at the appropriately named Bolshoy...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Canada came home with the hockey gold medal.
The 10 Blackhawks on five Olympic teams just came home.
That’s what matters.
Congratulations, Canada. You earned it. Your pros are the best in the world. You keep telling us that it’s your...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
For the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford, the 17-day Winter Olympics break was somewhat like the Stanley Cup trophy tour all over again.
Crawford – who has been off since Feb. 9 while the NHL took a break due to the Olympics in Sochi -- hit The...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 3:37 PM
SOCHI, Russia — T.J. Oshie had only one concern when Coach Dan Bylsma called his name six times during the shootout that would settle Team USA's preliminary-round game against Russia.
"I was just thinking of something else I could do to try to...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
What are the lessons from the flap over Under Armour's Mach 39 speed skater suit and its supposed connection to the U.S. team's poor early showing at the Winter Olympics? Walk with me, let's talk.
If you follow flaps — and who doesn't? —...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — You think you know. You don't know.
You think you know who is a lock to win this title or that national championship. You don't.
And that was something for the geniuses to remember Friday when the microscope of expectations bore in...