| Mar 22, 2011
| 11:19 AM
The loss of Patrick Sharp is the worst injury the Blackhawks could suffer short of something happening to Jonathan Toews.
Among the forwards, anyway. I’m not trying to debate the importance of Sharp vs. defenseman Duncan Keith vs. goalie Corey...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:07 AM
The turning point for any decision to return to the lineup was fairly simple for Brian Campbell.
"Well, if I say I can go and they allow me to go," the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman said Wednesday.
It appears there is an affirmative on both counts...
| Jul 2, 2011
The Washington Capitals were one of the busiest teams Friday when the doors to the 2011 NHL free agent market opened, as general manager George McPhee sent goalie Semyon Varlamov to Colorado for a pair of draft picks and added three veterans to the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Recent reports that the NHL's salary cap will be increased by $5 million to around $64 million for the 2011-12 season has Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman in a different mindset this offseason.
"We should know the definitive (cap) number...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Something is acutely wrong with the Washington Capitals right now. You would think that a last minute loss to the Nashville Predators and an overall stretch of very porous play would do something to raise the team’s indignation level a smidge above...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:12 AM
By Michael Hoffman
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For the Capitals Monday night, it was about working harder and just as importantly in the words of Nicklas Backstrom, ‘working smarter’ than they had in their...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:45 PM
TV: Comcast SportsNet
For a night, the Washington Capitals showed how they can assemble a victory fueled by quick pressure on opponents to force turnovers, a willingness throughout the lineup to get involved physically...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:33 PM
With all eight playoff teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference set after Thursday's games, all that remains to be determined are the seedings and first-round matchups. Though, to hear forward Alex Ovechkin explain it, where they finish isn't weighing too...