| Nov 15, 2011
These days, when he puts on his suit and tie, he goes to work before a deafening throng of more than 20,000 paying customers, not to mention hundreds of thousands more following on TV and radio. His performance and that of those under him invite enough...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:59 PM
From the sound of things, the biggest cosmetic change to the Blackhawks next season will be obvious at the first team meeting — by looking at Patrick Kane's beard.
"I told some of the guys I'm going to grow it out for the summer," Kane kidded...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:33 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The serenade of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sounded sillier with every extended syllable Tuesday night, yet at the oddest times the home fans' words still echoed off the walls.
"CRAW-FORD! CRAW-FORD!" they yelled again and...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:16 PM
With 15 minutes, 27 seconds left in a tied, tense game Sunday night at the United Center, it felt like the right time for the Blackhawks to get serious.
Captain Serious, of course.
Jonathan Toews detests that nickname almost as much as he hates...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
On the day after the Blackhawks delivered Chicago a new sports low of this decade, it still stung badly enough to wince at the memory.
It felt worse instead of better. It made even less sense Monday morning than it did Sunday night when Alec Martinez...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was the Blackhawks’ choke in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals that ended their Stanley Cup defense:
1. The Hawks need a second-line center. Here we go again. If it takes trading, say, Brent...
| May 10, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stewing on the Blackhawks' bench Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center as the final seconds of a 4-2 loss to the Wild ticked off, coach Joel Quenneville's scowl said it all.
To paraphrase: "#!#%&$#!"
Quenneville looked furious....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Every time the Kings have had to be resilient during a sometimes-turbulent playoff journey this spring, they've bounced back emphatically.
They faced elimination six times in the first two rounds and not only escaped but thrived, gaining confidence as...
| 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.
| May 29, 2014
| 8:44 PM
The Kings and Chicago Blackhawks could have played all night, it seemed, and no one would have minded.
Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was an exhilarating display of individual brilliance within a team framework, capped by sudden-death...
| 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...