Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador placed on waivers ]]> Lead story image

Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador’s been around the NHL long enough to know he’s not supposed to talk about injuries. He’s supposed to be vague and elusive, deceptive and deliberately obtuse. Never show any weakness, never give an opponent something to exploit. Upper-body this, lower-body that. More than a decade into his career, the 33-year-old knows the drill. But here he was in the bowels of the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday, speaking candidly, intensely and emotionally about the depression that set in during his excruciating — and potentially never-ending — recovery from a concussion he suffered last February. About … ]]> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:39:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Blackhawks get significant offense from checking line ]]> Lead story image

Go back and re-watch Wednesday’s dramatic Blackhawks victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Watch how Dave Bolland sneakily (illegally?) knocks the stick out of Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn’s hands to free Jonathan Toews for his game-tying short-handed goal. Look how Marcus Kruger fights for the puck behind the opposing net to set up Daniel Carcillo’s game-winning goal. See how Carcillo is in the right spot at the right time to muscle in the winning backhander. These are the subtle ways — the craftiness, the hustle, the savvy — in which the Hawks are winning games on this team-record 11-game winning streak, … ]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:54:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ NHL, players reach deal; Toews calls pact ‘bittersweet’ ]]> Lead story image

The NHL lockout is finally ending. After a 16-hour marathon bargaining session at the Sofitel Hotel in New York on Saturday that ran deep into Sunday morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL union chief Don Fehr announced that the two sides had tentatively agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, ending the 113-day lockout. ]]> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:16:31 -0500