1. Alexander Ovechkin's Nomination Is a Mockery of the Messier Leadership Award

    On Monday, the NHL announced the three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award: Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, Los Angeles forward Dustin Brown, and Washington forward Alexander Ovechkin...

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  2. Antti Niemi To Start Tuesday, Playoffs Game One?

    On Monday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville named rookie Antti Niemi the starter for Tuesday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes...

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  3. Chicago Blackhawks: In a Dog Fight for Top of Western Conference

    After a weekend dominated by college basketball and government on television, the NHL’s Western Conference has become a dogfight. On Friday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks were the top two seeds in the conference...

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  4. Ozzie Guillen: Will His Temper Cost Him His Job?

    Is a bomb going to go off in the Arizona desert? Over the past couple weeks, the Chicago White Sox's Spring Training has overtaken the new ownership of the Cubs as the front page news all over baseball...

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  5. Bleacher Report, CBS Partner For 2010 Fantasy Baseball Season

    Bleacher Report and CBS Sports have partnered for the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Season to provide the best, award-winning fantasy baseball features to Bleacher Report fans and writers...

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  6. Blackhawks-Ducks: Chicago Loses Game, Brent Seabrook in Anaheim

    In perhaps the worst officiated game of this season (or any season in the last decade), the Blackhawks lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. More importantly, they may have lost another defenseman in the process...

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  7. Wrigley Field Getting a Jumbotron?

    According to the Chicago Tribune , the Chicago Cubs have filed paperwork with the City of Chicago in an effort to erect a huge, "lighted billboard" in left centerfield before Opening Day...

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  8. Corey Crawford Recalled: With Cristobal Huet Sick, Should Blackhawks Start Him?

    Cristobal Huet will not dress for Wednesday night's game in Anaheim because of the flu, and the Blackhawks have recalled Corey Crawford from Rockford...

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  9. Alex Ovechkin's Hit on Brian Campbell Was Cheap and Here's Proof

    On Sunday, the captain of the Washington Capitals, Alexander Ovechkin, took a cheap shot on Blackhawks' defenseman Brian Campbell that appears to have ended Campbell's season...

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  10. Blackhawks Defenseman Brian Campbell's Season Over!

    NHL league sources are reporting that Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell has broken a collarbone and rib and will likely miss the rest of the season, including playoffs, after a cheap shot from Alexander Ovechkin in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals...

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  11. Blackhawks-Capitals: Chicago Blows Another Lead, Loses Brian Campbell

    Need something to worry about? The Chicago Blackhawks hosted the league-leading Washington Capitals on Sunday just 20 hours after a devastating loss in Philadelphia...

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  12. Blackhawks-Flyers: Hawks Collapse, Lose Costly Game In Philly

    Circle March 13 on your calendar. If the Blackhawks lose a Game 6 or 7 in San Jose that keeps them from playing for the Stanley Cup, Saturday’s loss to the Flyers will likely ...

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  13. Chicago Blackhawks: Ready To Name Playoff Goalie?

    On Friday afternoon, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville made a seemingly subtle announcement that could have a significant impact on who will be between the pipes for them in the playoffs...

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  14. NHL Playoffs: Five Teams We Want to See in the Postseason

    As the number of games remaining on the schedule continues to shrink, teams will emerge with a great chance to raise their own banner. Other teams will sneak in the back door and steal a playoff spot at the expense of another team...

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  15. Chicago Blackhawks Goalie Debate: Coulda... Shoulda?

    Elliott Friedman of CBC has an intriguing couple bullet points in his latest blog . He says: “… Strongly believe there was one, possibly two teams who were willing to take Cristobal Huet from Chicago...

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  16. Antti Niemi Starts Wednesday: Blackhawks Carousel Turns Again

    After Tuesday morning’s skate, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Antti Niemi would start in net against the Los Angeles Kings...

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  17. Cheering For Injury: Right Or Wrong?

    On Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Twins revealed that their closer, Joe Nathan, had a torn ligament in his throwing arm and would likely be shut down for the 2010 season...

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  18. NCAA Tournament 2010: The Top 10 Sexiest Potential Coaching Matchups

    Every year there are great games played in the NCAA Tournament, but sometimes it doesn't take Jim Nantz to tell us which games could be great...

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  19. Bears Signing of Julius Peppers Puts Pressure on Bulls to Sign Free Agents

    When the Chicago Bears signed DE Julius Peppers to a six-year, $91.5 million contract, they made a number of statements. One, the Bears indicated to the rest of the NFL that with Peppers, Chester Taylor, and Brandon Manumaleuga, they're trying to win...

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  20. Chicago Blackhawks Face Tough Schedule Ahead

    Over the next three weeks, the Chicago Blackhawks will learn a lot about how they stack up against the rest of hockey's elite teams...

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  21. Chicago Blackhawks: No Move the Right Move

    Most Chicago fans felt that the Blackhawks would make at least one major move, if not more, before Wednesday's trade deadline. After all, there are a few areas (goaltending, goaltending, and...

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  22. NHL After-Olympics Stock Market

    Whenever something takes two weeks away from the NHL season, there better be a good reason. This year, the Olympics did just that...

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  23. Chicago Bears Cut Ties With Orlando Pace

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  24. Let's Make a Deal: The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres

    It's March, so it's once again time to get out the glove oil and rubber bands, clean off or buy new spikes, remember where the lucky batting gloves went, and wonder if you're too fat to play softball...

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  25. Jonathan Toews a New Face of the NHL?

    The NHL has two poster boys that they promote all day, every day. One, Alexander Ovechkin, was watching the gold medal game from home...

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