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.
Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.
An old rivalry takes center stage again when Team USA and Canada meet in the Olympic hockey semifinals.
From the big ice to the favorites to breaking furniture, here’s what you need to know.
Sidney Crosby and his agent believe Zdeno Chara intentionally punched the Penguins’ captain’s jaw. Real-time video says otherwise.
The Ted Lindsay Award is handed out after every NHL season to the player who is deemed to be most outstanding as voted on by the members of the NHL Players’ Association.
The Boston Bruins practiced for one final time on Friday before finally heading off for Pittsburgh, and head coach Claude Julien showed off some new defensive pairings ahead of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Toews should win the Hart Trophy that goes to the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League.
Patrick Kane has been an easy player to criticize throughout his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Commissioner Roger Goodell stood before the media at his annual Super Bowl state-of-the-league speech, and sounded as if he cared when addressing issues of player safety.
Brent Seabrook was decked Sunday night. Rene Bourque’s hit wasn’t clean and the result wasn’t pretty. Luckily, it may not cost the Seabrook and the Blackhawks as much as was initially feared. “He seemed not […]
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
After a couple days of double-talk and phony-baloney posturing to mollify fans and sponsors, the decision-makers at the NHL’s GM meetings refused to ban the hits to the head that are causing a frightening number of concussions.
In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.
Progress is being made regarding head trauma and concussions in sports, it’s just taken longer than it should.
The NFL season’s theme seemed to be concussions. The focus looks to be turning toward the NHL’s concussions now. Concussions are on the rise in the NHL and it’s not because of illegal hits to the head.
Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith were among the first six NHL players chosen by the fans for the NHL’s All-Star game. The NHL will announce the rest of the All-Star roster on January 11th.
The Wrigley Field Winter Classic raised the profile of the NHL’s New Years’ day event. This year pits two of the league’s biggest names, but rain has delayed the start until 8PM Eastern Time.
NEW YORK (AP) Forget about celebration hangovers and short summers, the biggest threat to the Chicago Blackhawks’ hopes to repeat as Stanley Cup champion might be the salary cap. The cloud that has hung over […]