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Teuvo Teravainen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: If Teuvo Teravainen Is Ready, He Should Play

What’s the point of saving a good player for later when the goal is to win the Stanley Cup now?

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Breaking Down Blackhawks-Avs Numbers And Pondering Quenneville’s Moves

The numbers show Chicago has outperformed Colorado in many aspects, but not what matters most.

670 The Score–03/13/2014

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

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

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Zawaski: My 6 Players To Start An NHL Franchise With

Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

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

US Phil Kessel (2nd-L) celebrates with his teammates his third goal of the match.  (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Kessel Scores 3 To Help US Rout Slovenia 5-1

Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening five minutes and became the first U.S. player to record an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday.

02/16/2014

T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates with teammates Ryan Callahan #24, Paul Stastny #26, Ryan Kesler #17 and Zach Parise #9 after scoring on a shootout goal. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Superb Team USA Effort Shows Americans Are Ready To Make Another Run At Gold

It wasn’t just about the T.J. Oshie Show.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

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

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

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10 Sports Pilgrimages Every Guy Should Make Once In His Life

Which sports events are worth planning a vacation around? Check out these ten sports happenings every guy should make a trip for.

02/05/2014

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

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts As Blackhawks Hit The Road

With the Blackhawks embarking on a five-game road trip ahead of the Olympic break, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Bryan Bickell reacts to his third period goal in Game 6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks Catching Up With An Old Rival

Remember the Detroit Red Wings?

CBS Chicago–01/22/2014

Krys Barch of the Florida Panthers fights Brandon Bollig.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bollig Becoming More Than A Fighter

Saturday night, the hockey world was abuzz in the wake of an all-out, slapshot style line-brawl between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks.

670 The Score–01/21/2014

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