| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 2:44 PM
It was a 20-minute span Sunday afternoon that clinched it for me. The time it took for Patrick Kane's game-tying goal to sneak through a sliver of open net to Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard's left, followed by a time-bending shootout move that henceforth...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:15 PM
With 24 games in the books, the first half of the Blackhawks' 2013 season has been one for the ages. To mark the occasion, RedEye spoke with Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk as well as fans about why they're so excited about this team.
What are the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:35 AM
So, I’m up early Thursday morning, reading another dramatic and sparkling edition of My Chicago Tribune and logged on to My Chicago Tribune’s digital presentation, the only local news source you’ll ever need.
OK, that’s it for...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
There's no point assigning letter grades to the Blackhawks now that they've reached the halfway point in the truncated 48-game season.
Straight A's across the board.
Even the marketing team and virtual unknowns behind the scenes have performed at a...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
When the United Center public-address announcer introduced the No. 1 star after Tuesday night's historic 4-3 Blackhawks' shootout victory over the Canucks, Marian Hossa was nowhere on the ice to be found.
He had left the game during the third period...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:33 PM
If the Blackhawks earn a point against San Jose on Friday night, setting an NHL standard for best start to a season, expect the United Center ice to be littered with a variety of items from admiring patrons.
Hats are always appropriate for hockey...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Through all the Blackhawks' ups and downs this season—OK, they've mostly been ups—there has been one constant: coach Joel Quenneville's fabulous mustache. You can find him on Twitter—@coachqsmustache, of course. The anonymous tweeter&...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Friendly and thoughtful Twitter followers and emailers have been wondering where I’ve been while Patrick Kane has gotten off to the best start of his career.
The answer is, the same place they’ve been: Watching Kane get off to the best start...