December 21, 2011 |
On the ice, Dave Bolland uses words to knock opponents off balance. RedEye threw a few words at the Blackhawks center and asked him to fire back. Red Wings … "suck. " Sedin brothers … [Scoffs.] "Sisters. " Chelsea Dagger … "Scottish. " Luongo … "Nose. He has a big nose. " Lockout … "Not good. " Toronto … "Home. " "Happy Gilmore" … "Funny. " Shootout … "Fun. " "Star Spangled Banner" … "Jim Cornelison. " "Oh Canada" … "Great song.
January 17, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye. 1. So, what's gotten into the Blackhawks' Viktor Stalberg? 2. What's it mean when the Blackhawks say Dan Carcillo's surgery went 'very well'? 3. What on earth will the Bulls do with two whole days off? 4. Cubs pitcher Matt Garza's asking for $10M. Cubs offering $7M. What happens? 5. How relieved are you that the Bears retained Dave Toub?
January 23, 2012 |
Before you lose patience with the Bears' general manager search, consider how high the bar's been set for sports brass in this city. Seriously. Chicago has (mostly) figured out that success starts at the top. Kenny Williams, White Sox Give Williams this: He always goes down swinging (insert Adam Dunn joke here). While acquiring the criminally underachieving Dunn, Jake Peavy and Alex Rios has come back to haunt him, Williams still has his 2005 World Series trump card.
March 18, 2013 |
Hockey players can have lightning speed, nimble hands and a net-ripping slapshot, but if they don't have a nickname, they don't really have anything. You've got to have a nickname in hockey, a sport that hands them out like no other in professional sports. RedEye asked several Blackhawks about the origins of their alternative monikers and their favorites on the team. . MICHAL "ROSEY" ROZSIVAL What's your hockey nickname and how'd you get it? "People just call me 'Rosey.' It just comes from my last name, obviously.
May 28, 2013 |
Wednesday's Game 7 against Detroit is the Blackhawks' biggest showdown of the season. Winner moves on, loser starts summer vacation. So you can be sure that prior to puck drop, as fans listen to music blaring throughout the United Center, the Hawks will rev up the locker room with their favorite tunes. Odds are they won't be jamming to the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up," even though Mick Jagger and the boys played the Madhouse on Madison on Tuesday. Considering that they've come back from a 3-1 deficit in the series, however, they might want to include Pearl Jam's "Alive"...
March 6, 2013 |
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 defining characteristics of why this team is so good? Eddie Olczyk: I would say with this team, regardless of who comes out the door for a shift, forwards, defensemen, you've got two goaltenders, so whichever goaltender is playing - the interchangeable parts of this team is I think what separates them from a lot of teams.