More of the Dead

As a misread metaphor, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) might have been better used for the LA Kings than the Anaheim Ducks  as each team used the motif to promote its weekend games. The festival honors and...

Ya Just Never Know

Just when you think there’s nothing much to see at the LA Kings’ game, pow! They pop two power play goals in the first four-plus minutes against Chicago. Chicago. One of the reasons fans braved the weather a...

Do What You Say

Standing in front of Jonathan Toews in the Chicago dressing room on Saturday in LA, what came to mind in the aftermath of their come from behind spanking of the Kings was this: What makes this team so bad this ...

Denver Dominates the Irish

When the Frozen Four got underway, the Denver Pioneers were pegged as overwhelming favorites. They have been first or second in the polls almost all season and are out to validate their greatness with the progr...

Duluth Scrapes by Harvard in Frozen Four

The winds howled on Madison Avenue as the Frozen Four got underway on the west side of Chicago. The Harvard University Crimson and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs faced off to start the final weekend of the colle...

Frozen Four Preview

Since the leaves fell in the fall, 60 teams have competed against each other and entertained fans across the country for the chance to play for the National Championship at the United Center. This weekend, four...

No Strategy at All

A week ago it was, “We need to find our identity.” Earlier this week, “Focus on the process.” Friday after losing an afternoon contest in which they went down 3-0 and clawed back to 3-2 before a failed final fl...

Black Saturday for Chicago

Black Friday was good to the Blackhawks. It took Chicago just 1:14 to dismantle the Anaheim Ducks Friday afternoon. That’s the span of time between their two goals, scored late in the going to tie the game at t...

Black Friday After All

The first year you live in California, assuming you move there as an adult, is weird. The calendar says “Thanksgiving,” and people are acting like it’s late November. But you’re driving around with your car’s a...

Monday Links: Lightning Zap Blackhawks in Game 2

Good Morning Hockey Fans! It’s game day. After the first two games of the series, the 2015 Stanley Cup Final is tied. Tonight, the series moves to Chicago for games three and four. The Blackhawks are almost unb...