Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams.
I "didn't catch" any of the Stanley Cup final on Monday night, but I was fortunate enough to hear all about Chicago's victory from someone's air horn and impromptu illegal fireworks show.
Sports Spectacular held their 30th annual gala last weekend, to honor NBA superstar Russell Westbrook and Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. The charity organization, celebrated the event with many high-profile athletes and celebrities in support of the benefit.
Who's going to be hotter -- the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Chicago Blackhawks? Streakiness is one of the concepts -- like clutchness, choking, and luck -- that we often use to make sense of a multi-game series like the Stanley Cup Finals.
There is so much positive press out there for Toronto being a huge market that could support two NHL teams... I suppose they mean financially support two teams, cause the way I see it -- we can't emotionally support the team we have.
I should not have been thinking about hockey at my dear friend's father's funeral. However, on May 4, 2014, at age 44, I publicly declared myself a New York Rangers fan, and today, I still can't remember what else I used to think about.
So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.
Stanley Cup? World Cup? Baseball? No matter your game, there is nothing better than watching with a good sports-loving crowd and great food and drink....
Hockey is an emotional game, especially in the playoffs. Nevertheless, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the emotions. One thing a player can never do, however, is use physical force against an official.
2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights fr...
I took their triumph as a sign of hope for Chicago and the state of Illinois that improvement in an organization, whether it is a hockey team or a government, is possible.
"I ain't taking you to watch no hockey game with that cap on." The cab driver nodded in the rearview mirror at Mike's Blackhawks ball cap.
At 73-years-old, Ben Shaw, is an inspiring grandfather who refuses to give up on his passion for hockey. As Ben says, 'We don't stop playing because w...
When the Original Six played, Phil and Tony Esposito were household names, and Tony's autograph was on our street hockey sticks and "Jesus Saved" but Phil "scored on the rebound."
Bill Belichick has a fondness for versatility, and Tebow has the physical attributes to be a contributor on the field. So what will his role be in New England?
Now that the deal is done, I refuse to look in the rear view mirror. I refuse to judge the owners or the players or try to decide if there was a winner or loser in this mess.