It would be tempting for Kris Versteeg to say little has changed since he departed the Blackhawks amid the forced salary-cap purge that pushed him out after the 2010 Stanley Cup championship.
Joel Quenneville must remember when he was a rookie defenseman on the 1978-79 Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Boston Bruins collected their first victory of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night by checking the Blackhawks relentlessly and wearing them down.
CHICAGO | Increased confidence, team camaraderie and the pure joy of winning have sprouted out of the Blackhawks’ record-breaking 24-3-3 start.
Tia Wilks, owner of Jake's Feed and Garden, doesn't believe the expression "bird-brain" is very accurate.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane revels in October, almost as much as he did for the month of June two years ago, when his tough-angle overtime goal in Philadelphia snared an uncommon pro sports championship for his adapted city.
Hebron High School basketball player Jay Patz, right, plays dodgeball with South Haven Boys & Girls Club member Kyler Hansen, center, during the Hawks visit to mentor the children.
Hebron High School basketball player Alex Shrum, a senior, plays pool with Meagan Hrivnak, left, and Mattie Davis at the South Haven Boys & Girls Club on Friday.
The Hebron High School basketball team runs drills recently, including dunking a basketball, while visiting The South Haven Boys & Girls Club to mentor children.
Ron Ranta, director of The South Haven Boys & Girls Club, takes questions for the Hebron High School basketball team as they visit the club recently to mentor kids.
Hebron guard Christy Reick scored a career-high 17 points against Washington Twp. on Jan. 18. She's been asked to play multiple roles over her last two seasons with the Hawks.
Junior guard Christy Reick has scored in double-figures seven times this season, six times since the middle of December.
Hebron likes the versatility of junior guard Christy Reick. "She can take the ball to the basket, shoot a mid-range shot or get to the free-throw line," coach Stephanie Schulte said. "She's been someone we've been able to rely on."
Hebron High School junior Christy Reick heads into the sectional averaging 13 points over her last six games.
Chicago - Michigan City Coast Guard Chief Rebecca Polzin, right, of Griffith and retired U.S. Army veteran John Kawa of Roselle, Illinois sit together in the penalty box during the beginning of the Blackhawks game in the United Center Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Polzin and Kawa were able to part…
Chicago - Michigan City Coast Guard Chief Rebecca Polzin, left, of Griffith stands at center ice with singer Jim Cornelison during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before the Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center in Chicago Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
Chicago - Michigan City Coast Guard Chief Rebecca Polzin, center, of Griffith stands at center ice with singer Jim Cornelison, right, and retired U.S. Army veteran John Kawa during the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before the Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center in Chicago Su…
A look at the baseball career of Valparaiso native, former Notre Dame standout and current Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
The Hawks are the Cubs' A- affiliate.
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