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About five hours before the puck dropped Wednesday for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw posted this on his Twitter feed: "The moment we all dreamed about as kids! Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals!'' At midnight at the United...
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,...
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...
How uncomfortably odd but understandable NFL fans await the return of locked-out officials such as Ed Hochuli for the 2012 season with as much, if not more, anticipation than they felt for injured All-Pro players Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson....
San Jose winger Raffi Torres' jarring hit of Kings center Jarret Stoll on Tuesday triggered a sizable ripple effect that could alter the tone and course of the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The ripples could spread far enough for the...
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...
Maybe it really is as simple as it sounds. That for the NHL and its players, establishing a partnership with the You Can Play project — which fights homophobia and advocates for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual athletes in...
If the Blackhawks truly want to retaliate Thursday night for Raffi Torres' dirty hit on Marian Hossa, the most satisfying method will be measured on the scoreboard and not in the penalty box. Hurting a Coyote won't necessarily help the Hawks. As tempted...
Most NHL coaches divide the season into quarters or 10-game segments and set goals for wins or points. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau takes a shorter-term view, preferring to break things down into digestible, one-week chunks. "That just comes from when I...
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...
The countdown to the Sochi Olympics slipped beneath the one-year mark last week with a huge question looming: Will NHL players participate in Russia's first-ever Winter Games? The answer should be clearer after executives of the NHL, NHL Players' Assn....
The Hartford CourantHalf-baked Jake is back in all his half-bakedness … News: The steroid-dripping Baseball Hall of Fame ballots are distributed. Views: After leaving the box unchecked twice, I'm voting for Killingworth's Jeff Bagwell. My fuller view of one of the...
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