April 4, 2012 |
There have been a lot of injuries, suspensions and absences in Chicago sports for one reason or another in recent days and weeks. Here's a scorecard on the status of some of the players involved. IN Duncan Keith He'll return from suspension Thursday when the Blackhawks visit Minnesota. OUT Jonathan Toews The injured Blackhawks captain is traveling with the team but not playing Thursday. IN Richard Hamilton The Bulls guard returned to action Monday night in the team's loss to Houston.
June 21, 2012 |
Summer's officially under way, so of course we're thinking … hockey? Well, yes, considering the Cubs and White Sox have bored us to death much of the season and the Bears don't start training camp for another month. So it's the perfect time to break down the Blackhawks' 2012-13 schedule, which was released Thursday. Here are dates that stand out. Oct. 20 vs. Detroit The season kicks off Oct. 13, but we'll understand if you hit the snooze button until this collision with the archrival Red Wings.
June 15, 2013 |
When Andrew Shaw scored to mercifully end Game 1 in the third overtime Wednesday at the United Center--giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins--NBC captured some of the best celebration audio you'll ever hear. "Bollie! I love you!" Shaw, who was amazingly mic'd up , screamed at Dave Bolland in the scrum, followed by the amazing line: "I love shin pads!" You probably can guess who had the assist, and which part of Shaw's body the puck caromed off. In the spirit of showing some love (and a little hate)
April 8, 2012 |
It's time to have some fun, Chicago. Andy by fun I mean the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There's nothing like them in sports. The intensity. The drama. The payoff when they're all over. It makes the fur on the back of my neck stand up just thinking about it. This year the Blackhawks have to go through Phoenix for a chance to lift Lord Stanley's Cup in the name of Chicago. The series begins Thursday in Glendale. That's a city in Arizona. Why they aren't called the Glendale Coyotoes, I can't answer.
June 12, 2013 |
The Hawks are set on relishing this run toward the Stanley Cup. Of course, winning the Cup in 2010 was, in a word, epic for Chicago. "The last time we won it we had the best summer," captain Jonathan Toews said. "There was so much going on that we were in a way relieved to get away from it and get back to training camp. " That summer, players became sought-after celebrities with fans following them to bars where the team celebrated, snapping photos and tracking the Cup on Twitter.
June 19, 2013 |
Where are the Blackhawks' stars? In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Hawks grabbed a win with goals from four unlikely sources: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, Andrew Shaw and Dave Bolland. Since then, the offense has been hauntingly quiet, especially the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa. Without contributions from their most potent offensive weapons, it's unlikely Hawks will trump Boston, whose best players have been fantastic this series. Getting Hossa back for Wednesday's Game 4 after an injury sidelined him in Game 3 on...