| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Stan Bowman is lying, right? Blackhawks fans had better hope so.
It’s pretty much the job of general managers to lie. Lying helps maintain leverage and creates cover for pursuing trades. Sometimes it’s a GM’s only option, and Bowman...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
I should be worried about the Blackhawks right now, but sorry, I can’t work up the concern or panic.
They’ve lost three straight thanks to some some inept and inert play. On Sunday night at home, they choked away two points in a loss to a...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Ever since unloading Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd shortly after they won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks have been looking for a third line that can check, score and annoy opponents.
For now -- everything with Joel Quenneville is only...
| 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....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Don’t look now, but the Blackhawks have some offensive depth. No lie. True thing. The area that nearly ruined the defending Stanley Cup champions after the salary-cap slaughter has saved them in their miraculous comeback against Vancouver.
| Apr 13, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo was talking about his favorite former Blackhawks nemesis:
“I don’t think they won the Stanley Cup because of Dustin Byfuglien.’’
Nope, just the Vancouver and San Jose series when he had eight goals...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 10:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — After nearly half a century, the Stanley Cup again belongs to Chicago.
The Blackhawks brought it home for themselves and their fans -- both long-suffering and those who jumped on board during a remarkable resurgence that began just...
| Apr 13, 2009
The Blackhawks closed a chapter of the 2008-09 regular season Sunday. Unlike recent history, however, there's more to this story.
It was a season that featured the firing of a popular head coach after only four games, a franchise-record nine-game winning...
| Apr 17, 2009
The wait was so long you wondered if someone had broken a mirror back in 2002 and given the Blackhawks bad luck.
For the first time in seven years — or 2,548 days, to be exact — the Hawks took to the ice for postseason play Thursday night...
| Apr 26, 2009
In a postseason series where scoring the first goal has led to disaster, the Blackhawks bucked the trend.
In fact, they discovered the perfect formula for overcoming it: Once they got ahead in Game 5 on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames, the...
| May 8, 2009
With the minutes ticking down and the Blackhawks trailing, seeds of uncertainty began creeping into players' heads.
That will happen when the opposing goaltender is Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and he's on the verge of his second career postseason shutout,...