| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:31 PM
One day this week, in the middle of feeding Chicago's insatiable appetite for hockey tickets, busy Blackhawks executive vice president Jay Blunk took a phone call from his mom.
Sharon Blunk spent 35 years as a second-grade schoolteacher but never was...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
The Colorado Avalanche rose from the dregs of a 29th-place finish last season to win the Central Division title, and the St. Louis Blues collapsed late in the regular season and lost their chance to finish atop the Central, Western Conference and the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
The regular season will end Sunday, and so will the voting period for the NHL's individual trophies.
Colorado Coach Patrick Roy is too brash to win any popularity contests but he deserves to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, an honor...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Of all the suggested Blackhawks responses to Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik's vicious but clean hit on Jonathan Toews, they still can save the best for last.
By thanking the hockey headhunter.
If the Hawks use the Orpik incident as the rallying...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:32 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It would be unreasonable to expect Paul Stastny to be as good a hockey player as his father, Peter, was on the international stage and in the NHL.
Peter was so highly regarded as an athlete and person that he was chosen to carry...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Pointless only applies to the Blackhawks this season when debating whether they or the Miami Heat are the best team in sports.
There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. There are, apparently, some loud answers.
The Blackhawks' Catch-22 of...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:48 PM
The small-market Minnesota Wild made the biggest splash in last summer's free-agency market by signing winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts. They immediately became symbols of the long, salary-cap-...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:18 AM
I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the Blackhawks,and all of it will make you suicidal.
A goalie controversy. I’ve heard that, and of course, it’s code for “We need a miracle-worker again.’’ But really, there&...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:24 AM
50 years ago
Hike clerk, manager pay
Salaries for elective and appointive officials for the coming year were approved by the city council last night, effective with the terms starting after the April 1 election.
City manager was set at $9,750, up $500;...
| May 26, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SAN JOSE — Darryl Sutter wasn't in a philosophical mood Sunday night, and he surely wasn't inclined to appreciate the finer points of the Kings' playoff history after what felt like their 20th 2-1 playoff loss this spring.
Who could blame the...