| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
He may have been the only Thor sporting a boot on Halloween, but there is no arguing Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka's uncanny resemblance to the God of Thunder—the Marvel version, anyway.
"I think that started maybe [the] beginning of last...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Hoping to capitalize on the unprecedented number of outdoor games this season as well as the drama of NHL teammates becoming opponents when they represent their homelands during the Sochi Olympics, the NHL on Monday announced it will cooperate with the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:45 PM
CHICAGO — While it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end, the Kings’ long-sustained excellence ended with a thud Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks.
Chicago showed why it’s the NHL’...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Thank you, college football, for ceding New Year’s Day to the NHL, and even ceding the Big House in Ann Arbor for Maple Leafs-Red Wings.
Question was, would fans be familiar with the home team playing defense in that stadium?
After the game, the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Dust off those orange and black jerseys – the Philadelphia Flyers are back. They begin a promising new season Wednesday, Oct. 2 against the revamped Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers should be better than last season when they missed the......
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The NHL has done this before, but somehow this seems worse.
The NHL has shut down business at one of the best times for exposure before, but somehow going to the Olympics in Sochi this year seems worse.
The NHL has sent players to the Games since 1998...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:41 AM
I should be worried about the Blackhawks right now, but sorry, I can’t work up the concern or panic.
They’ve lost three straight thanks to some some inept and inert play. On Sunday night at home, they choked away two points in a loss to a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:07 AM
So, what did we learn about the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team?
The short-attention-span answers are the Americans can skate, score and check in what amounted to a one-week regular season.
I think we already knew the Americans had the goaltending to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:38 PM
When: Feb. 12-23.
The field: Host Russia will be under considerable pressure to win gold for the first time since several former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team in 1992. An explosive offense led by NHL standouts Alex Ovechkin, Pavel...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hey, look! They finally put a team in Soldier Field worth showing up to watch.
That’s not a shot at the Bears --- OK, not as cheap a shot as I usually take --- but more off a comment on the difference between football and hockey, and after...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:09 AM
If you could switch lives with anyone right now, you'd probably pick Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford. All he's done the past few months is get engaged, win the Stanley Cup, sign a huge new contract and train with Team Canada.
Throughout the 2013...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...