The Spiegel And Mannelly Show

The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Stadium Series Finale

People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.

670 The Score–03/02/2014

Goalie Ryan Miller. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Will Blackhawks Respond To Blues Acquiring Miller, Ott?

St. Louis got a quality upgrade at goalie in Ryan Miller.

670 The Score–02/28/2014


Mac & Spiegs Agenda: Blackhawks’ Sochi Hangover, Doc Emrick & Much More

Check out what’s on the slate for Friday’s show.

670 The Score–02/28/2014

Duncan Keith. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Stage Set, Blackhawks Turn Sights Toward Playoffs

By Jay Zawaski- (CBS) As exciting as the Olympic tournament was, I think I speak for most of the hockey community when I say, “Welcome back, NHL.” As the playoffs approach, everything the Blackhawks do […]

670 The Score–02/27/2014

McNeil and Spiegel Show

Mac And Spiegs Agenda: Bulls Win, Cubs Kids, Florio, Schanowski

Are the Bulls interested in any players who are being bought out?

670 The Score–02/26/2014

Jonathan Toews  celebrates after scoring a first-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Canada’s Gold Medal Victory

Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Olli Maatta  of Finland celebrates his goal in the third period with Jussi Jokinen #36, Jori Lehtera and Sami Vatanen #45 against Jonathan Quick  of the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Finns Crush Team USA 5-0, No Medal for Americans

When it was all said and done, Teemu Selanne and the Finns destroyed the Americans 5-0, capturing their second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.

670 The Score–02/22/2014

Canada's Jamie Benn, left, battles with Team USA's Phil Kessel. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada Dominates USA, Blackhawks Style

So this is what it feels like to be a fan of the Blackhawks’ foes, isn’t it?

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Jonathan Quick. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada’s Better, But Team USA Has The Quick Advantage

Team USA will have to be close to perfect to beat Canada in an Olympic hockey semifinal.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

T.J. Oshie  of the United States scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Zawaski: USA Defeats Russia in Shootout Thriller: What We Learned

It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Death Of Tank Dreams Isn’t Too Painful

The Bulls leave you conflicted, given their fight and their limitations.

670 The Score–02/14/2014

Patrick Kane. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Fantasy Olympic Hockey Draft

As you’re aware the Winter Olympics are here and the Men’s Ice Hockey competition begins at 11 AM on Wednesday. If you’re a regular listener to The McNeil and Spiegel Show, you’re well aware of how often they like to do drafts. Well, combine the two and what do you get? Fantasy Olympic Hockey.

670 The Score–02/12/2014

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski Blackhawks Mailbag: Of Pirri, Deadline Deals And Sochi Fatigue

Jay Zawaski answers your questions on Brandon Pirri and weighs what the Blackhawks need moving forward.

670 The Score–02/11/2014

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Blackhawks Acquire Regin, Bouchard From Islanders

The Blackhawks have acquired two forwards from the New York Islanders in exchange for a draft pick in 2014. 670 The Score’s Jay Zawaski looks at the deal.

670 The Score–02/06/2014

Corey Crawford. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Crawford Finally Finding His Stride

Corey Crawford is playing the best he has all season, justifying his big contract.

670 The Score–02/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Talking Contract With Cubs ‘All The Time’

Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs are still working on getting a deal done to avoid arbitration.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

Joe Buck and Erin Andrews. (Getty Images)

McNeil & Spiegel’s Super Bowl Living Room Prop Bets

This year, we’re allowing you download and print the prop bets so you can follow along.



Does Zawaski Look Like The Guy Who Once Had A 94-Yard Punt?

The guys are piling on producer Jay Zawaski, the hockey savant who they say looks like a legendary NFL punter who once booted the ball 94 yards. Take a look for yourself. Here’s a link […]

670 The Score–01/29/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Terror Threats Looming, NHL Should Withdraw From Sochi Games

With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Shepkowski’s Super Bowl Matchups: Pressuring Manning Easier Said Than Done

Nick Shepkowski continues his week-long look at Super Bowl XLVIII.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

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