Posts in category "black hawks"

Chicago Movies With Sports Themes and References Present Their Own Academy Awards.

Brian's Song was a movie that transcended its time.
Sports movies that have Chicago Themes and References go back over 65 years. Chicago has created a multitude of stories both fiction and non-fiction. From the Monty Stratton story in 1949. The four major sports and five major Chicago Sports teams have been represented. The Blackhawks have been represented by Stan Mikita in Wayne’s World... Read more »

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.
Some of my greatest memories as a child were spent at Comiskey Park and the Chicago Stadium. In their place US Cellular Field and the United Center have given Chicago two modern stadiums with all the amenities expected. As a young child my family had season tickets to the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears as a kid.... Read more »

Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos

Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s new contacts will keep them in Chicago through 2023. Each signed an eight year, $84 million contact extension. Their leadership in helping Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup titles are exceeded only by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in the last 70 years. Chicago has been very fortunate to have many... Read more »
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Ten Chicago Athletes that Returned Late in their Careers

Lebron James is not the first athlete to return to a franchise later in his career. Many Chicago athletes that left Chicago returned to the Windy City later in their careers. Most of these players returned on the downside of their careers. The return of a once successful and popular athlete to where they once... Read more »

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember.  My father had Bulls... Read more »

Blackhawks Game 7 History Goes Back to the Original Six Era

Blackhawks Game 7 History Goes Back to the Original Six Era
The Blackhawks game seven showdown with the Kings marks the 12th time that the Blackhawks will play in a game seven. They are 6-5 in their previous 11. They have a 5-2 record at home in game 7′s, including their last four in a row. The Kings return to the United Center after failing to... Read more »
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Kane Always Seizes the Big Moments

Kane Always Seizes the Big Moments
Over the past five seasons, no one had been more clutch in the Stanley Cup playoffs and perhaps in Sports overall than Patrick Kane. His feel for the big moments has been a major force in the Blackhawks success. Kane has scored four overtime goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs in his career and seven... Read more »

Blackhawks Have Thrived When Trailing in a Series Under Quenneville

Blackhawks Have Thrived When Trailing in a Series Under Quenneville
Since Joel Quenneville took over as Blackhawks coach five games into the 2008-09 season, they have arguably been the NHL’s best team. Five times in the Quenneville era the Blackhawks have won a series after trailing. This is the second time (third if you count trailing 1-0 and 2-0 against St. Louis) that they have... Read more »

Blackhawks and Kings Schedule Set for Western Conference Final

Blackhawks and Kings Schedule Set for Western Conference Final
The Blackhawks will face the Kings for the second consecutive year in the Western Conference Final. The Blackhawks are attempting to become the first Stanley Cup defending champion to make it back to the final since Detroit in 2009. The Kings win over Anaheim in their western conference semifinal matchup meant the Blackhawks gained home... Read more »
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Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late

Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late
Paul Konerko’s return for a 16th season with the White Sox is baffling.  He finished 2013 with his White Sox career lows of 12 home runs and 54 runs batted in. After making the all-star team the three previous seasons, Paulie slumped significantly last year. Jose Abreu’s emergence and with Adam Dunn unlikely to be... Read more »