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  • Florida Panthers hope to follow Chicago Blackhawks' blueprint for success

    To find the pillars of Chicago's Stanley Cup champions, just look at the playoff MVPs for each of the Blackhawk' three Cups in the past six seasons: center Jonathan Toews (2010), center Patrick Kane (2013) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2015). In order,...
  • Stop, banner time: 2015-16 Blackhawks schedule

    Stop, banner time: 2015-16 Blackhawks schedule
    Every year, fans huddle around their TVs, laptops and phones to find out the details of the upcoming NFL season. The Blackhawks are kind of like that now. Fans learned earlier this week the season will begin Wednesday, Oct. 7, against the N.Y. Rangers...
  • Oddly, Patrick Kane's injury made the Blackhawks a better team

    Oddly, Patrick Kane's injury made the Blackhawks a better team
    Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa has a vivid memory of what went through his head the night of Feb. 24 when Patrick Kane fell to the ice and struggled to get up after the Panthers' Alex Petrovic hit him into the boards. "We went home and afterward it...
  • Five Blackhawks 2014-15 moments to remember

    Five Blackhawks 2014-15 moments to remember
    The Blackhawks made plenty of memories during their run to the 2015 Stanley Cup. Here are five favorites: Blackhawks 5, Canadiens 0; Nov. 4 The Hawks weren't exactly flying high when they arrived in Montreal to face the Canadiens in an Original Six...
  • Blackhawks know how to play better as games get more meaningful

    Blackhawks know how to play better as games get more meaningful
    The goal that put the Chicago Blackhawks in position to win the Stanley Cup on Monday was scored by Antoine Vermette, who was a healthy scratch once during the Western Conference finals, off the rebound of a shot by Kris Versteeg, who had been scratched...
  • 5 Things: At last, a brilliant start by the Blackhawks

    5 Things: At last, a brilliant start by the Blackhawks
    The Blackhawks win Game 4, then win Game 5, then have a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 6. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. We’ll deal with Game 6 on Monday. For now, here’s the 5 Things blog off the Hawks’ 2-1 win in...
  • Blackhawks staying level-headed, even on cusp of Stanley Cup title

     Blackhawks staying level-headed, even on cusp of Stanley Cup title
    While Chicago is abuzz preparing for a potential Stanley Cup celebration Monday night, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is not jotting down notes for a Knute Rockne-inspired speech, and captain Jonathan Toews laughs at his family members' jitters....
  • Keith caps Conn Smythe performance with game-winning goal

    Duncan Keith rarely tired and never wavered during one of the most dominant postseason performances in NHL history. And with a masterful finale for the Chicago Blackhawks, the defenseman etched his name on two trophies. Keith capped his indefatigable...
  • 5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks

    5 Things: Promise made, promise delivered by Blackhawks
    If the Lightning didn't understand their role as props in the Blackhawks' coronation in Game 6, then Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford explained it to them. Here's the 5 Things blog scribbled in the blinding afterglow of a modern-day dynasty:...
  • It's official: 3rd Cup in 6 seasons marks Hawks a dynasty

    The stars and the scrubs alike took a spin with the Stanley Cup before it finally wound up in Joel Quenneville's hands. The Blackhawks coach wouldn't have it any other way. The last team standing had just put away a tough young Tampa Bay squad 2-0 in...
  • Hawks brush off dynasty talk, but others say it for them

    Hawks brush off dynasty talk, but others say it for them
    It's OK, say it. Say the D-word. Dynasty. D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y. Hawks fans have a right to say it, a diplomatic immunity type of hockey bragging right. Not just because they're the only team to win three Stanley Cups in the salary cap era, but because of...