| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Chicago wing Patrick Kane is giving Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby a good challenge for the scoring title. Kane's assist Sunday in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Although many kids had hockey dads pushing them, Nick Bonino didn't need any prodding to explore an athletic life that built him into a versatile Ducks center who was recently awarded a $5.7-million contract extension through 2016-17.
It started with...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The men who will wear the red, white and blue of Team USA at the Sochi Olympics have been sporting a lot of black and blue this season.
Injuries have clouded the medal prospects for the Americans, who will bring back the core of a team that won the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Dustin Penner spoke of something being "rekindled," his comfort with old friends and teammates, and his scoring touch being foremost in his thoughts as the former King signed a one-year contract to rejoin the Ducks on Tuesday.
Penner's contract is worth...
| 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 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Before heading out the door, I gave my wife a goodbye kiss. Rather than reciprocate, she recoiled.
"Ouch. Would you please shave?"
"Can't do that, honey," I replied. "Not until the end of Movember."
"You mean NO-vember. Your lip hair is affecting...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:51 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
If you wanted to see someone famous when you went out to eat in Chicago this year, Chicago Cut Steakhouse was your best bet — especially if you know your athletes. While there are a small number of places in the city that hosted bigger names, none...
| 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’...