1:54 AM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014

Lemont's Darling living out dream with Hawks

CHICAGO -- Scott Darling didn’t need any other offers once he heard the Chicago Blackhawks were interesting in signing him this past summer. It was a dream come true for a lifelong Blackhawks fan from Lemont, Ill. “Well, this was my favorite team,” Darling said. “There was no other option once they told me Chicago offered me. I was like, ‘Where do I sign?’” From the moment he signed with the Blackhawks in July until now, even Darling couldn’t have predicted how quickly he’s risen within the organization.

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Chicago Tribune 4 hours ago

Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn't have to go back far to find a "How To" guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn't have to go back far to find a "How To" guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

Blackhawks believe heavier workload a benefit

After a meandering start to the season, the Blackhawks have entered a difficult stretch that includes nine games in 15 nights.
Chicago Tribune 13 hours ago

Urlacher: Cutler 'hasn't produced like an elite QB'

Retired Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher was highly critical of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday, acknowledging his former teammate's talent but saying he doesn't do enough to win games.

Urlacher: Cutler 'hasn't produced like an elite QB'

Retired Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher was highly critical of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday, acknowledging his former teammate's talent but saying he doesn't do enough to win games.
Northwest Herald Oct 22, 2014

Raanta can’t be beat

CHICAGO – Once again, Antti Raanta filled in flawlessly for Corey Crawford.

Hawks pull together complete effort in win

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks set the bar for themselves on Tuesday. After four games in which they weren’t completely satisfied with their play, the Blackhawks finally put together a complete effort in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was pleased with everything, from the power play to the penalty kill to the goaltending to the defense to the quantity and quality of the shots by all four of his lines.

Raanta's season debut a sharp shutout

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta was fine with waiting nearly two weeks for his first start of the season. It was the wait to make his first save on Tuesday that tried his patience. Raanta learned Tuesday morning he would replace Corey Crawford, who is injured, and make his season debut against the Philadelphia Flyers. Raanta was excited for the opportunity and was eager to face his first shot Tuesday evening. The problem is, the Blackhawks’ defense wasn’t allowing the Flyers any early opportunities.

Rapid Reaction: Blackhawks 4, Flyers 0

CHICAGO – Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on Tuesday. How it happened: The Blackhawks finally got their goal tally to reflect their shot quantity. After struggling to score goals in the last two games despite heavily outshooting their opponents, the Blackhawks found the inside of net with ease on Tuesday. Brandon Saad opened their scoring account when he knocked in a loose puck at the net at 11:54.
Chicago Tribune Oct 21, 2014

Brandon Marshall on Jay Cutler: 'We're great'

Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall stood by his expression of emotion and his quarterback Tuesday, two days after media overheard his postgame rant inside the Soldier Field locker room.

Brandon Marshall on Jay Cutler: 'We're great'

Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall stood by his expression of emotion and his quarterback Tuesday, two days after media overheard his postgame rant inside the Soldier Field locker room.

W2W4: Flyers at Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- Here’s what to watch for when the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks play at the United Center on Tuesday: • The Blackhawks will be without No. 1 goaltender Corey Crawford due an upper-body injury. Antti Raanta will make his season debut. Raanta learned he would start on Tuesday morning. He was 13-5-4 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .897 save percentage as a rookie during the 2013-14 season. • Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will also make his season debut Tuesday after missing four games with a lower-body injury.

Hawks prospect watch: Oloffson earns USHL honor

Here’s a look at how some of the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospects are doing throughout the world: Fredrik Olofsson, forward, Chicago Steel (USHL), drafted 4th round in 2014 Olofsson was named the USHL’s forward of the week on Monday. He scored five goals last weekend. He had a hat trick in a 4-3 win over the Bloomington Thunder on Friday and added two more goals in a 4-3 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Saturday. He also recently committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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