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  • Backlash is startling after NHL is sued over repetitive brain injuries

    Backlash is startling after NHL is sued over repetitive brain injuries
    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...
  • Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude

    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...
  • Hawks just keep stuffing the bandwagon

    Hawks just keep stuffing the bandwagon
    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...
  • Some good clubs will be out of NHL playoffs early

    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...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award

    Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award
    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...
  • If Blackhawks need rallying cry, they have it

    If Blackhawks need rallying cry, they have it
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Paul Stastny keys U.S. over Slovakia in men's hockey

    Sochi Olympics: Paul Stastny keys U.S. over Slovakia in men's hockey
    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...
  • It's silly to compare Blackhawks, Heat

    It's silly to compare Blackhawks, Heat
    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...
  • Big contracts in hand, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter deal with big expectations

    Big contracts in hand, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter deal with big expectations
    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-...
  • Hey Blackhawks, think fast

    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&...
  • Reviewing the News

    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;...
  • It's all on the line for Kings after Game 6 loss to Sharks

    It's all on the line for Kings after Game 6 loss to Sharks
    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...