1. Kings vs. Blackhawks: Tall Order, but Hawks Will Draw on History in Game 5

    When the final horn sounded from Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Chicago Blackhawks skated off the ice with what must have been a familiar pit in their stomachs...

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  2. 3 NHL Coaches Who Deserve the Axe After Postseason

    With the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in the books, the hard work continues for four elite teams. At the same time, four others will start the long offseason summer by assessing the positives and negatives of the 2013-14 campaign...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 7 months ago 349 reads 0 comments

  3. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Keep the Lack of Respect Coming for Corey Crawford

    When one stops for a moment to ponder who the best, most elite goaltenders are in the NHL , who comes to mind? The obvious and immediate answers are Henrik Lundqvist of the New ...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 7 months ago 4,272 reads 5 comments

  4. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild: Preview and Prediction for Second Round

    The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild will meet in the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs , after Minnesota emerged victorious in a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over Colorado on Wednesday night...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 8 months ago 5,663 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Playoffs 2014: 5 Underdog Teams to Bet on in First Round

    Just one week removed from the thrill of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, hockey fans will scramble to fill out a new set of brackets with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs just days away...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 8 months ago 1,143 reads 0 comments

  6. Chicago Blackhawks: The Curious Case of Teuvo Teravainen

    In college basketball-deprived Illinois, with no teams to support in the latest round of busted brackets and Cinderella stories, the talk of the town in Chicago over the weekend wasn't on March Madness...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 9 months ago 2,354 reads 0 comments

  7. Chicago Blackhawks: Toews-Kane Line the Immediate Fix for Scoring Drought

    The Chicago Blackhawks are struggling at the moment. Chicago is 4-1-5 in its last 10 games, meaning the team has 13 points over that stretch...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 11 months ago 2,728 reads 22 comments

  8. NFL Playoffs: Biggest Question Facing Each Team in the Divisional Round

    After a thrilling set of games over Wild Card Weekend that saw the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers advance to the divisional round, the NFL playoffs have plenty of intrigue for this weekend's games...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 11 months ago 678 reads 0 comments

  9. Sochi 2014: Projecting Team Canada's Forward Lines, Defensive Pairs and Goalie

    The wait is finally over. With just one month to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Hockey Canada released its highly anticipated 25-man Olympic team roster Tuesday morning...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 11 months ago 2,859 reads 1 comments

  10. NFL Playoffs 2013-14: 8 Bold Predictions Including Super Bowl Picks

    The NFL postseason and Wild Card Weekend are just five days away now and with the league-wide offensive boom this season they could not be more exciting...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 12 months ago 31,126 reads 39 comments

  11. NLCS Game 1: Why Greinke vs. Kelly Is Closer Than It Appears

    Zack Greinke is having one of the best seasons of his career. 2013 saw the Dodgers ' right-hander post a 15-4 record, making it the third year in a row that he's won 15 games or more...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about 1 year ago 536 reads 1 comments

  12. Jonathan Toews Moonwalk Video and GIF May Be Greatest Things Ever Made

    The Chicago Blackhawks have all the reason in the world to celebrate after an exhilarating 17 seconds of play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final saw their fortune change from being ...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 1,663 reads 0 comments

  13. WGN Anchor Clowns Bruins Fans with Faux Stanley Cup Case

    Chicago sports anchor and overall funnyman Pat Tomasulo took the Stanley Cup for a grand tour of Boston yesterday to the delight of the local Bruins fans. At least, the fans thought it was the Cup...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 1,821 reads 0 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins: Players Need to Be Held Accountable, Not Dan Bylsma

    When great expectations fail to live up to their perceived potential, there's an inevitable wave of backlash. In the NHL, this just comes with the territory, though it's played out on a much bigger stage...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 2,543 reads 25 comments

  15. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Blackhawks Stars Shine in WCF Game 4 Win

    Trailing 2-1 late in the second period, the Chicago Blackhawks finally got a goal out of Patrick Kane . It couldn't have come at a better time...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 1,013 reads 1 comments

  16. NHL Playoffs 2013: Power Ranking the Most Underrated Players of the Postseason

    The 2013 NHL playoffs have been a coming-out party for the grinder, the power forward, the wily defenseman and the unheralded goaltender...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 375 reads 0 comments

  17. Western Conference Final: Keith Suspension Adds Chance for Brookbank, Blackhawks

    On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks were handed a 3-1 defeat by the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. On Wednesday afternoon, they were dealt another loss, one that might be bigger as the series moves along...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 535 reads 0 comments

  18. Panic Time in Pittsburgh After Penguins Routed in ECF Game 2

    It took 28 seconds on Monday night to realize that the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup run for 2013 was over. Done. Finished, Finito , Caput . Sayonara , have a nice day...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 791 reads 8 comments

  19. Chicago Blackhawks: Keys to Winning Game 3 of the Western Conference Final

    The Chicago Blackhawks flew out to Los Angeles on Monday, June 3, knowing that they haven't accomplished anything yet. Sure, they lead the Los Angeles Kings , 2-0, in their Western Conference Final after taking care of business at home in Chicago...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 828 reads 5 comments

  20. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Keys to Blackhawks WCF Game 2 Win

    The Chicago Blackhawks continued to ride their momentum to a fifth-consecutive victory with a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 1,150 reads 8 comments

  21. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Analyzing the Western Conference Final After Game 1

    The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the defending-champion Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on home ice early on Saturday evening, and no one was surprised...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 1,260 reads 1 comments

  22. NHL Playoffs: 5 Best Blackhawks in Chicago's Series Win over Detroit Red Wings

    On May 29, the Chicago Blackhawks completed an epic comeback with an overtime winner in Game 7 of a heated series against their fierce rival, the Detroit Red Wings...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 883 reads 0 comments

  23. NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why the Blackhawks Beat the Red Wings in Game 5

    The Chicago Blackhawks staved off elimination on Saturday night with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semi-Final series...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 821 reads 2 comments

  24. NHL Playoffs 2013: Why Toews Doesn't Deserve All the Blame for Blackhawks Losses

    It's very easy to see what's happening to Jonathan Toews right now, after an awful performance from the young Blackhawks ' captain has his club in a very "serious" 3-1 hole against arch-rival Detroit...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 947 reads 12 comments

  25. Blackhawks vs. Red Wings: Do's and Don'ts for Chicago to Follow in Game 4

    It's no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks are frustrated after back-to-back losses against their arch-rival, the Detroit Red Wings...

    Derek Wolff Written by Derek Wolff about over 1 year ago 401 reads 0 comments