NHL Lockout

The Blackhawks celebrate their win over the Blues. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Earn High TV Ratings In First 3 Games

The lockout may have been a black eye for the NHL, but here in Chicago, it’s done nothing but increase interest in the Blackhawks.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Joel Quenneville

Quenneville: Kane Looks Ready For ‘A Big Season’

As the Blackhawks prepared to kick off this 48-game season Saturday against the Kings in LA, the head coach said he’s expending big things from Patrick Kane both on and off the ice.

670 The Score–01/18/2013

Blackhawks fans fill the streets of Chicago after the team won the Stanley Cup in 2010. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Take Out Full-Page Tribune Ad Thanking Fans

In an effort to endear themselves to a calloused fan base, the Blackhawks took out a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune, thanking fans for their “patience and loyalty” during the lockout.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks To Open Season Jan. 19 In LA

The Blackhawks will open their shortened, 48-game season on Jan. 19 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NHL Expects 48-Game Season To Start Jan. 19

Hockey fans rejoice – your sport is returning soon.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2013

Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Thoughts On The Upcoming Blackhawks Season

Now that the ugliness of the lockout is behind us, I’ve been spending most of my day (and NHL 13 video game season) contemplating how the 2013-13 (heh) Blackhawks will look and what we can expect from the season.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Photo Credit: United Center via Facebook

Local Businesses Cheer End Of NHL Lockout

So there may be a hockey season after-all, and nobody seems to be happier than those who operate businesses near the United Center.



TTYM: A Hairy NHL Lockout Situation And A Cowboys Fan Blasts Romo

In this week’s That Thing You Missed, Fab Melo gives new meaning to the term “banging your head against the wall,”  a passionate Cowboys fan gets up in “arms” over missing the playoffs and the […]


Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL, Union Briefly Resume Labor Talks

After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union returned to the bargaining table, but not for long.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL, Union To Resume Talks In Hopes Of Saving Season

After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union are to return to negotiations — but not just yet.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Union Set To Respond Wednesday To Latest NHL Offer

The NHL has kicked the ball back to the players’ association in the form of another counteroffer as the sides play pingpong in the search for labor peace.

670 The Score–01/02/2013

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Girl Vows Not To Shave Her Legs Until NHL Lockout Ends

In an act of protest, 17-year-old Maggie Wagner isn’t shaving her legs until the NHL lockout ends.

670 The Score–12/28/2012

Marian Hossa

NHL Lockout Has Chilling Effect On Business

Most everywhere Lou Billittier turns these days, the Buffalo restaurateur is reminded of the NHL lockout, and its impact on his blue-collar, sports-mad town where Dominik Hasek became a star and the French Connection is still revered.

670 The Score–12/20/2012

Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 30

If there is going to be any NHL hockey played this season, it won’t happen before New Year’s Eve.

670 The Score–12/10/2012

Bo Jackson. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Could Bo Jackson Have Been The Best Ever?

The greatest running back ever had Bo stayed healthy and given up baseball? That’s a tough call. Most exciting? Most athletic? Those were for sure.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Owners, Players To Meet For 3rd Straight Day As Optimism Builds

The tenor turned a bit after a second straight marathon day of NHL labor talks. Gone was some of the lightheartedness and rare optimism expressed about 24 hours earlier.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Hockey Puck

McNeil: ‘Slap Shot’ Screening Cures Hockey Blues

The prospect of a winter without pucks draws closer to reality as each day concludes without movement in the NHL’s labor dispute.

670 The Score–11/30/2012

Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Mediators Fail To Help In NHL Labor Fight

The NHL, the players’ association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: the bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.

670 The Score–11/29/2012

New logos are etched into the ice prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Consol Energy Center on October 7, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 14, All-Star Weekend

The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.


Gary Bettman. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Players Offer New Plan On 67th Day Of Lockout

NHL players gave management a new proposal Wednesday that the union said left sides less than $40 million apart annually over a five-year contract.

670 The Score–11/21/2012