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.
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.
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.
The Blackhawks will open their shortened, 48-game season on Jan. 19 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Hockey fans rejoice – your sport is returning soon.
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.
So there may be a hockey season after-all, and nobody seems to be happier than those who operate businesses near the United Center.
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After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union returned to the bargaining table, but not for long.
After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union are to return to negotiations — but not just yet.
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.
In an act of protest, 17-year-old Maggie Wagner isn’t shaving her legs until the NHL lockout ends.
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.
If there is going to be any NHL hockey played this season, it won’t happen before New Year’s Eve.
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.
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.
The prospect of a winter without pucks draws closer to reality as each day concludes without movement in the NHL’s labor dispute.
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.
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.
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.