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Major Sports Collectors Convention Headed to Rosemont

Major Sports Collectors Convention Headed to Rosemont
From Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7, the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention comes to the Chicago area. Chicago Hall of Famers scheduled to appear include Gale Sayers of the Bears, Pierre Pilote of the Blackhawks, Luis Aparicio and Billy Pierce of the White Sox and Goose Gossage of the Cubs. Active players from Chicago, including Kerry... Read more »

Chicago White Sox: The Perfect Trade Target Is...

Chicago White Sox: The Perfect Trade Target Is...
In case you missed it, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen dropped a few F-bombs on reporters last night after another average effort from his players last night. He was absolutely right in his assessment: the team just isn’t that good. The two targets of fans’ angst have been the underwhelming Alex Rios and disappointing Adam... Read more »

NFL Lockout: Failure Continues

NFL Lockout: Failure Continues
The NFL continues to tease fans by saying they’re “moments away” from the lockout ending. And yet here we are, with owners headed to an expensive lunch somewhere in New York (I’ll have the lobster bisque) and no deal is done. Brian Urlacher told ESPN on Thursday morning that he believes, even if a deal... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Ranked Highly in NHL

Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Ranked Highly in NHL
In the last couple weeks, HockeyProspectus.com has released their organizational rankings for the entire NHL, as well as the top prospects in each organization. The Blackhawks ranked 5th overall in the NHL. Here is what Hockey Prospectus said about the Blackhawks: The Blackhawks had an elite level of depth prior to the 2011 draft, and... Read more »

Chris Osgood Retires: Detroit Goalie Not A Hall of Famer

Chris Osgood Retires: Detroit Goalie Not A Hall of Famer
On Tuesday, Detroit goalie Chris Osgood retired with 401 wins. The total ranks 10th all-time, but his numbers aren’t good enough for a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here’s why. First, the impressive numbers of Osgood (from NHL.com): Osgood’s 401 career victories rank 10th all-time in the NHL, two behind Hall of Famer... Read more »

Blackhawks Sign Sami Lepisto: What's the Roster Impact?

Blackhawks Sign Sami Lepisto: What's the Roster Impact?
It was announced hours before the Blackhawks Convention opens that the team had reached an agreement with free agent defenseman Sami Lepisto on a one-year deal. What does this mean to the blue line for the Hawks this year? Let’s take a look. First, the Hawks now have seven defensemen on their NHL roster without... Read more »
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Patrick Kane to Have Wrist Surgery

Patrick Kane to Have Wrist Surgery
Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane will reportedly have surgery to repair a scaphoid fracture in his left wrist. The team has indicated his recovery is expected to be 6-8 weeks, and he should be ready for training camp.

James Harrison Defines Crazy For Men's Journal

James Harrison Defines Crazy For Men's Journal
Somewhere, Charlie Sheen thinks this guy needs to settle down. If you’re ever asked to define the word “crazy” in 1,500 words or less, just head over to the site for Men’s Journal and copy some of their interview with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Here are a few highlights: “I grabbed a rattler by... Read more »

Starlin Castro's First All-Star Game A Success

Starlin Castro's First All-Star Game A Success
In his first appearance at an All-Star Game, at only 21-years-old, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro showed that he belonged. Despite there being an embarassing number of veterans opting to not appear in the game, including Castro’s neighbor at third for the Cubs, Aramis Ramirez, Castro has been one of the top offensive shortstops in the... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Review

Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Review
The Blackhawks prospect camp is now in the books, and there was a lot to learn about some players that aren’t household names (yet). Some players made a great first impressions, while others weren’t as visible. For our updated Top 20 Prospects in the Blackhawks organization, click here! Let’s look at some of the winners... Read more »