| May 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The Blackhawks won the first shift of Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, and that was pretty much it.
The Red Wings won almost everything else --- the tempo, the style, the puck, and most importantly, the game.
This is what adversity...
| Jun 14, 2013
One bad day at work turns into a week. Suddenly, a long-term project is in jeopardy. What should the boss do? How does a leader help turn things around?
The answers are often the same whether one's goal is to meet quarterly projections or advance...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:24 PM
The power play showed up.
Captain Jonathan Toews showed up.
The Blackhawks we’ve known showed up.
As a result of their 4-1 win in Game 5, the Hawks extended their Western Conference semifinal playoffs series against Detroit.
The Hawks weren&...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:51 AM
What part of “shoot’’ doesn’t Brent Seabrook understand?
The Blackhawks' power play is back to last season’s special brand of awful, and while it certainly isn’t all Seabrook’s fault, it seems to start with...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The Blackhawks were the better team entering their second-round playoff series against Detroit.
It just took them seven painful games to prove it, right down to an excruciating and exhilarating Game 7.
No, wait, even that wasn’t enough. It...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
So many shots, so few rebounds.
The Blackhawks had the puck and the pace they wanted against the Kings in the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. They managed a staggering 17-2 shot advantage. They trailed 1-0.
The Hawks tried...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:41 AM
I expected the Hawks to come out strong and outskate the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, no matter the Kings’ 7-0 record at the Staples Center this postseason.
The Hawks indeed had a chance in the first minute,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:07 AM
The Chicago Blackhawks were the big story as the NHL reached the halfway point of its lockout-shortened schedule, but many other excellent performances deserve recognition. Here are some.
Halfway coach of the year: Joel Quenneville, Chicago. 21-0-3 isn't...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It's one of the most quoted lines from the classic 1977 movie "Slapshot."
After using a stick to demonstrate slashing and other punishable offenses on the reporter's body, goalie Denis Lemieux (Yvon Barrette)—in a heavy French accent—says:...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:42 AM
One of the underappreciated parts of this record start by the Chicago Blackhawks is the job that Joel Quenneville has done.
So underappreciated, in fact, that one list of the top coaching jobs of this shortened NHL season didn’t include the guy...