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Jun 19, 2018

Some reasons the Blackhawks could trade their lottery pick

Your key to the Blackhawks draft this weekend: It doesn’t matter. Not for this team. Not right now. Not if they draft a defenseman with their first-round pick instead of trading it. Yes, the Hawks need defensemen who can both shelter a team albatross such as Brent Seabrook and also not inexplicably...
Jun 18, 2018

Barry Trotz steps down as Capitals coach despite Stanley Cup win

The Washington Capitals announced Monday that Barry Trotz will step down from his role as head coach and not return following the team's Stanley Cup-winning seasons. "Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals," the team wrote...
Jun 18, 2018

Deep NHL draft has Blackhawks excited to be near top but hopeful high pick is last for a long time

When playing the game of trying to nail down whom the Blackhawks will take with the eighth overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft, it serves you well to consider the characteristics they value in their players. And for that we turn to Mark Kelley, the Hawks’ vice president of amateur scouting. ...
Jun 15, 2018

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer arrested on domestic violence charge

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant at his Agoura Hills home Wednesday, according to department records. Kramer, an Encino native who played for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Chicago...
Jun 15, 2018

Vinnie Hinostroza agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks

Homegrown Blackhawks forward Vinnie Hinostroza has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the team said Friday. The deal runs through the 2019-20 season. The Bartlett-born Hinostroza was a sixth-round draft pick in 2012. He spent the past few seasons shuttling between Chicago and the Hawks’ minor-league...
Jun 15, 2018

Blackhawks agree to 2-year contract with John Hayden

The Blackhawks agreed to a two-year contract deal with forward John Hayden, the team announced Friday. Hayden, a 23-year-old Chicago native, was a third-round pick in 2013 by the Hawks. Last season, he played 47 games with the team and recorded four goals and nine assists. He ranked fourth on the...
Jun 15, 2018

Bears unveil 2018 orange jerseys

Fans of the Bears’ orange jerseys can now add the 2018 version to their collection. The Bears unveiled the orange jerseys they will wear twice during the 2018 season, Oct. 14 at the Dolphins and Nov. 18 against the Vikings at Soldier Field. They showed off the look Friday by releasing photos of...
Jun 15, 2018

Thanks, hockey, for making my son stronger and helping fathers understand kids a little better

One day in the dead of winter, our new washing machine had stopped working. A hole in the garage drywall just behind my son Blair’s makeshift hockey goal had exposed the water pipes to subzero temperatures and they froze, requiring a plumber to come to the house. As the guy fixed the problem and...
Jun 14, 2018

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on rape charges

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff's deputies arrested Winslow on Thursday at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas....
Jun 14, 2018

Getting to know Joel 'Iggy' Iyiegbuniwe during Bears visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Joel Iyiegbuniwe spent the last two months deep in the process of learning the Bears defense and assimilating to the NFL. But on Thursday, his basketball prowess was in demand. Iyiegbuniwe spent some of his morning dribbling and passing with young fan Miles Heerema on a Bears rookies trip to Shriners...
Jun 14, 2018

Bears rookies visit patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Members from the Bears' 2018 rookie class visited patients at the Shriners Hospitals for Children on June 14, 2018.
Jun 14, 2018

After an energized offseason, what are the Bears' expectations in 2018?

The Bears are on summer break with about five weeks until the team reports to training camp in Bourbonnais. For the next month or so, players will take a quick exhale before being asked to refocus and dial in. The spring, by most accounts, was a success, a period of orientation and standard-setting...
Jun 13, 2018

Devante Smith-Pelly opts out, but most Capitals say they will visit the White House after winning the Stanley Cup

A little less than a week after winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are still pondering the idea of taking part in the traditional White House visit, though the majority of players asked about a possible visit Wednesday said they would attend with the exception of forward Devante Smith-Pelly,...
Jun 12, 2018

Bears Q&A: How does offense stack up to '17 Chiefs? What position battles loom on offensive line?

The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. On paper, how does the Bears offense compare to the 2017 Chiefs offense? Where are they stronger and where are they weaker? — @d1guasta83 The Bears have a ways to go to become as efficient and as successful as the Chiefs were this past...
Jun 12, 2018

Blackhawks sign defenseman Henri Jokiharju to three-year contract

The Blackhawks agreed to terms on a three-year contract for defenseman Henri Jokiharju, the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft. Jokiharju, an 18-year-old from Finland, was named the Western Conference second all-star team with the Portland Winterhawks after recording a team-high 71 points...