Posts tagged "John McDonough"

McDonough explains "impulsive, reactionary" Tallon firing--and need for "calm" GM/VP

Finally, a subject I know something about. Acting smug. I return to a topic I’ve inflicted upon you previously, but am smug enough to do again. I have not won the Stanley Cup, but chances are if I did, I would be smug about it. So I have no problem with a tolerable amount of... Read more »

Blackhawks president McDonough has blood on his hands with Sosa--me, too

Here’s some Chicago Tribune breaking news for you, just lost and loitering on ice in the frosty hinterlands of our far-flung Tribune world. Chances are, you don’t care about it. But I’m cleaning out my closet and thought I would throw a few musty things away and twist it toward the Blackhawks so I have... Read more »

Ex-Hawk Bob Probert dead at age 45

Ex-Hawk Bob Probert dead at age 45
  Former Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert has died at the age of 45.  Probert passed away from an apparent heart attack while on a boat on Lake St. Clair in Windsor, Ontario.   He is survived by a wife and four children. Probert played for the Hawks from 1995-2002 after a... Read more »

Stanley Cup celebration is over for Blackhawks GM

Stanley Cup celebration is over for Blackhawks GM
  I believe a week of celebration is about to end for Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman.  The young NHL executive did guide his club to their first Stanley Cup championship in 49 years in his first season at the helm.  But, rightly or wrongly, few people outside of the organization give the 37-year... Read more »

Blackhawks try upstaging Calgary again in a burning ring of fire

Sounds like the Blackhawks are in for a rough ride Thursday night at the Saddledome and we can expect to witness a barn burner. Emotions figure to be at a fever pitch, so keep those fire extinguishers handy by the flat screens for any flareups as the Hawks seek what would be their sixth straight... Read more »

Blackhawks can prove Krause right in debate with Jordan

“Players don’t win championships, organizations do.” Jerry Krause, former general manager of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, should have that quote emblazoned on his tombstone.  During his Hall of Fame induction speech, Michael Jordan reminded all once again how offended he is by Krause’s statement. “[Krause] said organizations win championships. I said, ‘I didn’t... Read more »

Aliu, Beach seek to be Blackhawks' waves of the future at camp

In 10 days, the Blackhawks open their Comcast schedule when an exhibition game against Washington is telecast Sept. 19 from United Center.In 11 days, the Blackhawks travel to Minnesota to renew acquaintances with Mighty Mouth Martin Havlat, who will be trying to go wild–be it exhibition or not–against a team he warned his remaining fans... Read more »

Oprah, McDonough....McDonough, Oprah

Chicago sports franchises are allowed to shut down major Chicago thoroughfares after championship seasons to host parades and celebrations.  Of the people most bent about the inconvenience, a majority would probably be Oprah viewers.  Ironic then that it is Oprah Winfrey herself who will shut down the Magnificent Mile for a few days this week... Read more »

Ideas for Blackhawks Promotional Nights

Chicago Blackhawks team president John McDonough & Co. have had a rough summer in the public relations department.  Will it curtail attendance this season at the United Center?  Not a chance.  Therefore, I suggest a few promotional ideas for the Hawks.  Let’s have some fun with it. Patrick Kane Half-Pint Mug Night The perfect size... Read more »

Kane may have violated only McDonough's strict Blackhawk Way

While eagerly awaiting charges to be dropped in the instructive Patrick Kane case, and anticipating revelations that cabbie Jan Radecki injured himself beating his head against his taxi window once he realized that he would probably always live and eventually die in Buffalo, we can all join Kane in viewing this adventure as a learning... Read more »