| May 28, 2013
DETROIT — With 20 minutes potentially left until Chicago's longest hockey offseason ever, defenseman Duncan Keith spoke up in a quietly determined Blackhawks dressing room.
So did captain Jonathan Toews, the voice that typically guides the Hawks...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Slowly but surely over the last few weeks, Blackhawks players arrived in Chicago and eventually made their way to the team's practice rink for informal workouts.
With the lone exception of Sheldon Brookbank, every one of them was a familiar face. Meet...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Here come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks.
Admit it, hockey fans in the city: You never have been happier to hum that hokey song in your head.
You have missed the winter soundtrack of your sport in our city. You cannot wait to hear the familiar music...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Now, where was I before Gary Bettman unanimously captured the “Moron of the Millenium’’ championship?
Oh yeah, Patrick Kane, second-line center. And Patrick Kane, trade bait.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman contends that...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:19 PM
If the rosters of past Stanley Cup champions hand-painted on concrete walls inside Joe Louis Arena didn't reiterate to the Blackhawks that they face a Red Wings tradition, not just a team, defenseman Brent Seabrook unwittingly offered a reminder....
| Apr 5, 2013
If Stan Bowman spent Wednesday on the golf course instead of on the telephone, all I can say is I hope he broke 90.
There wasn't any reason for the Blackhawks general manager to make a move as the NHL's trade deadline approached.
The Hawks are as...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Local and federal authorities raided the Lincoln Park home of a man suspected of running an elaborate fencing operation and found truckloads of high-end, stolen merchandise, officials said today.
Jicheng Liu, 32, is charged with a felony for his role...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The best time to make a big trade in the NHL is when you don’t have to. You’re negotiating with leverage. If you have a weakness you’re trying to fill, it’s either not obvious or not urgent.
And so, it makes sense that the worst...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:25 AM
For the Blachawks, it was their first game of the rest of the next month without Patrick Sharp.
The sniper took his 20 goals to the injured list, leaving a big hole that was filled only by a question:
Who would score those goals?
You looked at the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Much to my surprise, I killed an hour this week glued to the TV watching Russians skate.
One of them was Alex Ovechkin, one of the world's most skilled hockey players who makes you worry you will miss something if you change channels. So I didn't,...
| Oct 31, 2012
With a nervous chuckle, the most experienced general manager among Chicago's five major professional sports teams pondered his new distinction.
Promoted by the Bulls in May 2009 two months before the Blackhawks elevated Stan Bowman, Gar Forman became...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....