| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:35 AM
If you wondered what the end of the Blackhawks' championship hopes might look like, then Jonathan Toews crumpling along the boards after a devastating hit by Brooks Orpik in Pittsburgh on Sunday night qualifies as one depressing example.
Toews had his...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:24 PM
It might be considered an overdue nod in some quarters, but Kings center Anze Kopitar's defensive abilities were recognized on Thursday morning when the NHL announced he is a finalist for the Selke Trophy.
The other finalists are Chicago Blackhawks...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Jonathan Toews took a hit from Brooks Orpik, and it set off an avalanche of idiocy that continues.
I didn’t think the debate would go on this long or maintain this volume, but the troglodytes still calling for the Blackhawks to immediately...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — The panicked hue and cry from the Kings' fan base when defenseman Drew Doughty left Thursday's game in San Jose was almost like that bleak November night in Buffalo when goalie Jonathan Quick suffered a serious groin injury....
| Apr 6, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Fans knew it was gonna be tough even before the gloves came off.
But the Blackhawks capped a good week with a 4-2 win over Central Division leader St. Louis on Sunday at the United Center. Chicago now has won three straight for the first time since...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:29 PM
To many fans' surprise and delight, the Blackhawks are riding a three-game winning streak while playing without Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. The team has picked up their on-ice workload as a unit, but who picks up leadership duties when the captain is...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:05 AM
In a world where Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are healthy, the Blackhawks are the best puck-possession team in the NHL.
They are offensive monsters. They play keepaway up and down the ice. Opponents can get the puck back when they fish it out of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Halfway through the season -- heck, as late as a month ago -- the St. Louis Blues were the team you wanted to avoid in the playoffs. You wanted to avoid them for as long as possible.
They were good and getting better with the addition of a big-name...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Beyond the jaw-dropping skills of the team's stars and Coach Q's immaculate mustache, Blackhawks fans will have plenty to remember—and forget—from this season.
THAT WAS AWESOME
For the second straight season, Patrick Kane...