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  • Here's hoping Bowman is lying

    Here's hoping Bowman is lying
    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...
  • 7 people you'll meet at the Hawks Convention

    7 people you'll meet at the Hawks Convention
    This weekend's Blackhawks Convention has been sold out for a while, so a hearty congratulations if you snagged passes with your 17 open browser windows. The area around the Hilton Chicago will be surrounded in red and black, and I guarantee you'll find...
  • Tribune photos provide clue in case of missing Blackhawks Stanley Cup puck

    Tribune photos provide clue in case of missing Blackhawks Stanley Cup puck
    A year after Patrick Kane fired a shot into the goal in overtime to give the Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961, the game-winning puck is still missing. The rubber disc hasn't been found since it was dug out of the net while the...
  • Were those fighting words from the Sharks, or a rallying cry by Terry Murray?

     
    Kings Coach Terry Murray had reporters shaking their heads after his post-morning-skate news conference in San Jose on Thursday. He said his team's playoff series against the second-seeded Sharks "is going to be a real revved-up series, a hard series........
  • Kings making big push for free agent Brad Richards

     
    Despite their protests to the contrary, the Kings are seriously pursuing premier free agent forward Brad Richards. A delegation from the Kings that includes Tim Leiweke — the chief executive of their parent company, AEG — General Manager...
  • Head case: Hawks' Bolland plays role of agitator perfectly

    Head case: Hawks' Bolland plays role of agitator perfectly
    A thesaurus is essential when describing the Blackhawks' Dave Bolland. To his opponents, he's a nightmare. A pest. A nuisance. A troublemaker. A rat. To his teammates, he's a stalwart. An asset. A weapon. A necessity. A rat. Hmm, looks like that last...
  • Blackhawks in holding pattern with Nikolai Khabibulin

    Blackhawks in holding pattern with Nikolai Khabibulin
    The Blackhawks are in a holding pattern after placing goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin on waivers Monday. Not only are they holding their breath hoping a team claims the veteran and alleviates their salary-cap issues as well as a potential starting goalie...
  • Fiesty Blackhawks put hurt on Edmonton

    Fiesty Blackhawks put hurt on Edmonton
    The Blackhawks' special teams are beginning to look, well, pretty special. A power-play goal and a short-handed score in the first period helped propel the Hawks to a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Patrick Sharp scored with the...
  • Blackhawks still looking up at Red Wings

    Blackhawks still looking up at Red Wings
    All the Blackhawks have to do to see where they want to be is look up. Not all the way to Detroit, but to the top of the Central Division, where the Red Wings occupy their familiar spot. The Wings simply reloaded after their Stanley Cup championship...
  • Blackhawks complete series sweep of Stars

    Blackhawks complete series sweep of Stars
    At this rate, the Blackhawks may want to stay on the road. Continuing their impressive play away from the United Center, the Hawks completed a sweep of a three-game trip Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center....
  • Fast start, fine finish for Hawks

    Fast start, fine finish for Hawks
    The Blackhawks were getting tired of receiving very little for their December efforts. They took out their frustration Wednesday night on the Nashville Predators with three first-period goals en route to a 5-2 victory before a crowd of 14,151 at the...
  • Balance lost in the shuffle

    Balance lost in the shuffle
    Head coach Denis Savard shuffled his forward lines for the Blackhawks' West Coast trip with the intent of bringing balance to his team. The result of the first of three games in four nights was about as uneven as a game can get as the Hawks fell 9-2 to...