Four things to do to get ready for the NHL’s Opening Night

You'll be as happy as these kids.

Hockey is back!

That’s right, arguably, the greatest sport in the world will resume (free of lockout drama) Wednesday night, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Video: Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs have huge brawl in preseason game

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This is absolutely crazy. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres got into a massive brawl in a preseason game on Sunday night that even included a goalie fight. And if you’re anything like me, you love a good goalie fight.

Chicago Blackhawks tickets are getting hard to come by

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Gone are the days where Chicago Blackhawks fans can easily buy tickets to home games. After making the playoffs five out of the past six years and winning the Stanley Cup twice in four years, being shut out of tickets is to be expected for the normal buyer.

Chicago Blackhawks offseason fairs much better in 2013 than 2010

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Straight off of a Stanley Cup victory, it was easy to realize who the Chicago Blackhawks should re-sign and who they should let go, and a few weeks into the offseason and five key re-signings, two trades, and two major releases later, the team’s management has perfectly executed what needed to be done.

Scenes from the Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup victory parade

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In 2010, an estimated 2 million Chicago Blackhawks fans from all over the Chicagoland area came to celebrate a Stanley Cup victory with the players and fellow fans. The 2012 parade was even bigger. Chicago police estimated more than two million people attended the 2013 parade on Friday. I went to the 2010 parade and had an […]

Corey Crawford is the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 breakout player of the year

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Corey Crawford has spent a long time in the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and after a Stanley Cup victory in 2013, the long wait paid off for the 28-year-old goaltender.

The Chicago Blackhawks are your 2013 Stanley Cup champions

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Waking up this morning after watching the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds to defeat the Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in four season felt exactly like waking up as a kid on Christmas morning.

Stanley Cup Finals preview: Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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For the first time since 1979, two Original Six teams will face each other in the historic Stanley Cup finals. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks aren’t rivals and don’t have much of a playoff history, but both are playing their best hockey since the beginning of the postseason, offering a chance for a memorable […]

Chicago Blackhawks overcome odds, make Joel Quenneville smile

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The wave of elation that overcame me after Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored the game winning goal in overtime of Game 7 against the hated Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night could not possibly be measured.

The NHL must shorten Stanley Cup playoffs

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There’s so much I love about the Stanley Cup playoffs–the quickened pace of what is already the “fastest sport in the world,” and the increased intensity are just a few things playoff hockey has to offer. But I can’t help thinking the postseason is too long.

On being a fan in Boston, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City on Monday night

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Sports are a beautiful creation. What else could make a rather mundane Monday in May as exciting as it turned out to be? From Boston to Cleveland to Oklahoma City, the excitement and heartbreak was rampant. Fans in three cities were delighted on Thursday, while others were left heartbroken.

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings preview and prediction

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Into the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs we go, and what a treat it is to see two rivals and original six teams battling it out for a spot in the Western Conference Finals. The Detroit Red Wings won four straight games at the end of the regular season to grab the […]

Chicago Blackhawks ticket prices are ruining fan experience

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Success in Chicago seems to have come with a price. For the fourth time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks are raising season ticket and single-game ticket prices. As of writing this, no specific price details have been given on how much single-game tickets will rise, but you can find out the specific price details on […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Preview and Prediction

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The shortened, 48-game NHL regular season is over and the conference seeds and matchups are set. It’s time for some playoff hockey.

Putting to rest the myth that women’s teams don’t let male reporters into the locker room

A man (Ron Hoskins of Getty Images) took this photo in the Indiana Fever locker room after the Fever clinched the 2012 WNBA title.

On Saturday night, iconic CBC hockey commentator Don Cherry went on a rant about female reporters entering locker rooms. His comments were in response to a controversial locker room exchange between the Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith and reporter Karen Thomson of a Vancouver-area radio station. To be fair, Keith himself does not have a problem with […]