February 25, 2014 |
Now that the Sochi Olympics are done, the Blackhawks get back to the business of keeping the Stanley Cup local. Depending on how you look at it, the Olympics were a success or a colossal failure. Team Canada did what Team Canada does, while Team USA failed in miserable fashion. Closer to home, here are five things the Blackhawks can do to repeat as Stanley Cup champs. Crush all Olympic hangover talk If the Blackhawks stumble post-Olympics, the fans and media will say NHL players don't belong in the Games because an injury can change the season - much like what happened...
November 25, 2013 |
Corey Crawford is a fan of sparkly things. The Blackhawks goaltender, who led the team to the Stanley Cup title in June, will light the tree at Willis Tower on Monday. While it's not quite as shiny as the Cup, the 1,000 ornaments might make it seem that way. Crawford also will kick off the building's holiday toy drive. The event begins at 4 p.m. with Crawford flipping the switch to the 10,000 lights on the building's 48-foot tree, joined by choral students from Catherine Cook School.
October 28, 2013 |
In the coming days, fans will get a fresh look at the Blackhawks' run to their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. "17 Seconds" debuts at Navy Pier on Wednesday to an invitation-only audience, and details regarding a limited run are forthcoming. Trimming the movie down to its approximately hourlong running time was no easy task. The Banner Collective, an offshoot of Blackhawks TV, had to comb through: > > 75 total hours of footage from Game 6 to the Banner Raising Ceremony > > About 20 hours of...
October 22, 2013 |
Being the new guy is never easy. Especially when your roster is packed with NHL All-Stars, Olympic medalists and Stanley Cup champions. That's what Blackhawks newbies Ben Smith, Michael Kostka and Brandon Pirri are going through now. However, so far they've had no trouble fitting in. Kostka - known as "Thor" by fans, for reasons obvious to anyone who's seen a picture of him - scored his first NHL goal Saturday against Toronto, his former...
October 8, 2013 |
If you've been waiting for your chance to see the Stanley Cup and get your picture taken with it, you've almost waited too long. On Saturday, the Stanley Cup will be at The Field Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., museum-goers will be able to take their pic with the Cup, meet mascot Tommy Hawk and listen to Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz give a brief speech. Access to the event is free with museum admission. The Cup's appearance is billed as one of its last public showings in Chicago before it returns to its home at the Hockey Hall of Fame in...
October 2, 2013 |
9:42 p.m. After watching three episodes of "Full House," showering and pouring yourself an iceless vodka water flavored by three Pez pieces from last year's Easter candy, you're running late again, but no way are you not trying this new Blake Lively YouTube makeup tutorial. Ten minutes later, your friends are outside in a cab waiting for you to join them in the best club on wheels, otherwise known as Yellow Cab No. 428. The DJ plays only "Umbrella," but the way he takes those corners ... 10:14 p.m. Pull up to the club and ... LINE!