Wolves find the power in their power play

Wolves find the power in their power play
No matter what the Wolves tried in the regular season, nothing seemed capable of resuscitating their morbid power play. Perhaps all it took was for the regular season to end, and to begin again at 0-for-0. The Wolves went 7-for-27 (25.9 percent) with the man-advantage in their opening-round series against the Rochester Americans. They’ll likely... Read more »

Wolves facing do-or-die Game 5 against the Amerks

Wolves facing do-or-die Game 5 against the Amerks
There is no getting around it — the season will be a failure if the Chicago Wolves lose Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series with the Rochester Americans on Sunday afternoon. Winning the Midwest Division, having the leagues’ most-decorated goalie and setting a franchise record for earning at least one point in 17... Read more »

Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful

Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful
Adam Cracknell joked Thursday night about being accepted again by Chicago hockey fans, especially the ones who cheer for the Wolves. Fresh from the disappointment of the St. Louis Blues truncated Stanley Cup run, Cracknell turned his attention to pursuit of the Calder Cup. And he did it in a big way. Cracknell scored a... Read more »
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Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks

Wolves looking to get the jump on Amerks
In a very real sense, the Chicago Wolves are fortunate to be tied in their Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Rochester Americans. The teams split a pair of games last weekend in Rochester, N.Y., to open the best-of-5 series that continues tonight at Allstate Arena. In both games, the Wolves trailed 3-1. They were... Read more »

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason
The timing couldn’t have been better for Dmitrij Jaskin to rejoin the Chicago Wolves last week. Well, maybe a little better considering he had to fly from St. Louis to Chicago and then jump on Wolves owners to Rochester, N.Y., all in the same day in order to suit up for Friday’s Calder Cup playoff... Read more »

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner
Anybody who has tuned in to a Chicago Wolves broadcast in the past 12 years knows color analyst Bill Gardner does not pull punches when it comes to his on-air critiques of the team. If he sees a mistake from a Wolves player, he’ll describe it as such rather than downplaying it or making excuses... Read more »
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Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener

Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener
In what has to be one of the more improbable feats in the AHL this year, the Wolves managed to chase down the Grand Rapids Griffins to win the Midwest Division on the season’s final day. The Griffins had spent the previous 167 days in first place, only to see it slip away with two... Read more »

Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale

Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale
Just a few days ago, it appeared the Wolves had two chances for overtaking the Grand Rapids Griffins for the Midwest Division title — slim and none. But thanks to an unlikely upset by 13th-place Lake Erie on Friday, the Wolves enter tonight’s regular-season finale against Milwaukee tied for first with the Griffins. Still, the... Read more »

Rattie, Cundari back in Wolves fold, Chelios shines in debut

Rattie, Cundari back in Wolves fold, Chelios shines in debut
It was just a taste–maybe more like a sip–but Wolves rookie Ty Rattie is grateful for his first NHL experience. Rattie made his Blues debut in Dallas last Friday, and played again in the Blues’ season-finale Sunday against Detroit before rejoining the Wolves on Monday. Rattie’s performance in the two games was rather nondescript–no points,... Read more »
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Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle
Mark Cundari was a bit frustrated after he and his Wolves teammates couldn’t solve Milwaukee goalie Scott Darling on Tuesday night. That frustration was all but forgotten in the moments following the game when he learned the Calgary Flames recalled him to the NHL. “Hopefully I can get in the lineup and make a difference... Read more »
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    Paul LaTour enters his fourth full season covering the Wolves for the Chicago Tribune. A freelance writer based in Aurora, LaTour previously worked as a sportswriter for the Naperville Sun after similar jobs in Texas and Colorado. On Jan. 18, 1968, his mother went into labor at a high school hockey game in Duluth, Minn., and gave birth to him early the next day. He's been hooked on hockey ever since.

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