| Jun 19, 2013
The disturbing photographic evidence is, unfortunately, incontrovertible. It shows what appears to be a fearsomely vulgar new trend among East Coast female sports fans.
First came that Miami Heat fan who looked like Joan Rivers' crazy sister, and now, a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Wearing a microphone for NHL.com as he celebrated his second-period goal Wednesday night in Game 4, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane captured the essence of why the Stanley Cup Final returns to Chicago reduced to a best-of-three.
"That's how we play!''...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Coach Joel Quenneville’s use of all four lines and all D-men is masterful, but with the compacted season is it smart to double-shift Patrick Kane? Kevin, Chicago
With Marian Hossa sidelined with what a source said is a shoulder injury,...
| May 28, 2013
DETROIT — With 20 minutes potentially left until Chicago's longest hockey offseason ever, defenseman Duncan Keith spoke up in a quietly determined Blackhawks dressing room.
So did captain Jonathan Toews, the voice that typically guides the Hawks...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:09 PM
As Brent Seabrook carried the puck deep into the Red Wings' zone in overtime of Game 7 on Wednesday night, strangely no Red Wings converged.
"When I have that much room, I usually screw up or trip and fall,'' Seabrook said.
This time, Seabrook put a...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:51 PM
While the Blackhawks and Red Wings were shaking hands late Wednesday evening, the numeral "8" appeared on the United Center's video board.
That's for the eight more wins the Hawks need to accomplish their One Goal — winning the Stanley Cup....
| May 30, 2013
| 5:53 PM
As a sportswriter I have to differentiate fan from journalist almost on a daily basis. But after watching the last three Blackhawks games, the fan has come out of me by force of nature.
Anyone who knows me understnds I am mostly just an observer of...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:45 PM
In one of his many bold moves Sunday night, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford ventured 10 feet out of the crease as the puck dangerously veered toward him.
It had taken an awkward bounce off Kings center Jeff Carter's stick and initially looked...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
DETROIT — Bewildered, Jonathan Toews stood in front of his locker Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena and offered an explanation he didn't have.
How does the leader of the best team in hockey explain the Blackhawks being shut out for the first...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Technically, Thursday's Game 4 at Detroit was not a "must-win" for the Blackhawks. Even if they lost, they'd still have a chance to win the series. However, being 3-1 would make them very uncomfortable, and thus they needed to play with a high degree of...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Within an arm&...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT — Sometimes, it takes more than urgency and effort.
Sometimes, a hockey team can pack all the sandpaper and abrasiveness coaches seek for a road trip into a hostile arena, and it still won't be enough.
Sometimes, playing with a sense...