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Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won't return until 2021

Obamacare architect warns sporting events, concerts won’t return until 2021

April 13, 2020

Amid growing concern surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, a prominent healthcare expert w...

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

BREAKING: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommends canceling all large summer events

April 9, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recommended Tuesday that event organizers consider canceling all large event...

NHL hopes to resume after suspending season

NHL hopes to resume after suspending season

March 18, 2020

After pausing the regular season last Wednesday following the emergence of novel coronavirus COVID-19,...

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 11, 2015)  Sailors from Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia greet players at halftime during a Veteran's Day game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors at Wells Fargo Center.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus, Rudy Gobert issues apology

March 12, 2020

Update 9:06 p.m.: Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, accord...

REPORTS: NHL to suspend regular season

REPORTS: NHL to suspend regular season

March 12, 2020

According to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, commissioner Gary Bettman plans to suspend the remainder of the...

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Black Athlete Spotlight: The legend of Willie O’Ree

February 25, 2020

Losing your right eye is a small price to pay to become a legend. Harry and Rosebud O’Ree gave birth to William Eldon “Willie” O’Ree, in Frederict...

Dissecting Alex DeBrincat’s slow start

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2019

Alex DeBrincat put the hockey world on notice last season with his sophomore 41-goal, 76-point campaign. You see, DeBrincat wasn't supposed to light the lamp with the same regularity he enjoyed during his junior career. Sure, his timing is impeccable and his hands soft as butter, but according to the critics, he was just too...

Brent Seabrook to undergo three surgeries, placed on long-term injury reserve

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 26, 2019

The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Brent Seabrook on long-term injury reserve (LTIR) Thursday after announcing that Seabrook would miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 regular season. Seabrook, who helped pioneer the 'Hawks to three Stanley Cup Championships in a five-year span between 2010 and 2015, is scheduled to undergo...

NBCSports writer omits Patrick Kane from Top 10 list, Twitter laughs

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 24, 2019

Adam Gretz of NHLonNBCSports and Yardbreaker constructed a top-10 players of the decade list which omitted Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, causing both confusion and subsequent ridicule. Gretz' list reads as follows: Sidney Crosby Alex Ovechkin Erik Karlsson Patrice Bergeron Connor McDavid Evge...

Robin Lehner has solved the Hawks’ Crawford question

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

It might be time for Corey Crawford to relinquish the starting goaltending position. That’s not to diminish all that “Crow”, as Chicagoans fondly refer to Crawford as, has done for the Chicago Blackhawks franchise. However, an unfortunate spate of injuries and inconsistencies had led to instability at the goaltending...

Are Bowman and Colliton on the hot seat?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

This offseason, the Chicago Blackhawks emphasized the importance of getting off to a good start. Instead, the team sits at 2-3-1 while allowing 3.33 goals per game. After finishing the first half of 2018-19 in 13th place, the ‘Hawks admirably battled their way back into playoff contention, finishing just six points out...

Examining Jonathan Toews' legacy

Examining Jonathan Toews’ legacy

October 8, 2019

Let’s flashback to 2010. The Chicago Blackhawks, captained by 22-year-old Jonathan Toews, just won their ...

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