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  • Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks

    Kings knock the wind out of Blackhawks
    Any player who tells you home-ice advantage makes no difference is probably lying. No doubt the Blackhawks were thrilled Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was in Chicago and not in the Kings' home arena. "[Game 5 on Wednesday] was...
  • 10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere

    10 things about Hawks' trip to nowhere
    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...
  • Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5

    Third period proves to be the difference for Blackhawks in Game 5
    No way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to end the season like this, humbled at home and dethroned by the would-be Kings in front of friends and relatives. Not here. Not now. So when the Blackhawks came out Wednesday night for the third period of Game...
  • Talking in sports is so overrated

    Talking in sports is so overrated
    I saw a fascinating headline this week. One that inspired me. It said simply "Niklas Hjalmarsson unable to speak, but will play." And I thought, what if certain athletes had a "no speak, play only" clause in their contract? Say I'm a sports agent. I...
  • Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen

    Say hello to Finnish phenom Teuvo Teravainen
    Repeat after us: Teuvo Teravainen is not a savior. Now that we've got that out of the way, we'll focus on the Blackhawks and NHL debut of the 19-year-old Finnish phenom, who hit the ice against Dallas on Tuesday. Will he be the next Patrick Kane? It's...
  • All those Blackhawks overtimes for this?!

    All those Blackhawks overtimes for this?!
    The Blackhawks opened their defense of the Stanley Cup on Thursday, and waiting for them in the first round was rival St. Louis. Let's just say given how much they dislike each other, blood on the ice will be the furthest thing from a surprise. In honor...
  • Sighting: Blackhawks celebrate season opening win at Chicago Cut

    Sighting: Blackhawks celebrate season opening win at Chicago Cut
    Welcome back, Blackhawks. After kicking off the regular season with a win over the Washington Capitals Tuesday at the United Center, the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse with Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and...
  • 5 things the Hawks must do to repeat as champs

    5 things the Hawks must do to repeat as champs
    Now that the Sochi Olympics are done, the Blackhawks get back to the business of keeping the Stanley Cup local. Depending on how you look at it, the Olympics were a success or a colossal failure. Team Canada did what Team Canada does, while Team USA...
  • Blackhawks dish on dirty diapers and the joys of fatherhood

    Blackhawks dish on dirty diapers and the joys of fatherhood
    The Blackhawks are growing up. They've won the Stanley Cup twice in four seasons, they're again one of the NHL's elite teams--and a handful have become first-time dads recently. Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa each welcomed their second children...
  • Blackhawks rally to tip Flames 3-2

    Blackhawks rally to tip Flames 3-2
    CALGARY, Alberta -- Jitters over making his first NHL start caused Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Raanta some restlessness in the hours before puck drop. “Game-day naptime was pretty awful -- I was having some nightmares,” Raanta said...
  • Patrick Kane wants mustache respect--and to fight cancer

    Patrick Kane wants mustache respect--and to fight cancer
    Patrick Kane's skills on the ice are recognized throughout the NHL. But he has some work to do when it comes to growing facial hair. That said, he's doing his best, along with Blackhawks teammates Bryan Bickell, Brandon Bollig and Niklas Hjalmarsson, to...
  • Quenneville's line changes -- it was Two-Fer Thursday

    Quenneville's line changes -- it was Two-Fer Thursday
    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville changed lines. Of course, Quenneville changed lines. That’s what he does when things get dire, and sometimes even when they don’t. But in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Los...