Denver Dominates the Irish

When the Frozen Four got underway, the Denver Pioneers were pegged as overwhelming favorites. They have been first or second in the polls almost all season and are out to validate their greatness with the progr...

Duluth Scrapes by Harvard in Frozen Four

The winds howled on Madison Avenue as the Frozen Four got underway on the west side of Chicago. The Harvard University Crimson and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs faced off to start the final weekend of the colle...

Frozen Four Preview

Since the leaves fell in the fall, 60 teams have competed against each other and entertained fans across the country for the chance to play for the National Championship at the United Center. This weekend, four...

No Strategy at All

A week ago it was, “We need to find our identity.” Earlier this week, “Focus on the process.” Friday after losing an afternoon contest in which they went down 3-0 and clawed back to 3-2 before a failed final fl...

Black Saturday for Chicago

Black Friday was good to the Blackhawks. It took Chicago just 1:14 to dismantle the Anaheim Ducks Friday afternoon. That’s the span of time between their two goals, scored late in the going to tie the game at t...

Black Friday After All

The first year you live in California, assuming you move there as an adult, is weird. The calendar says “Thanksgiving,” and people are acting like it’s late November. But you’re driving around with your car’s a...

Simple DeDucktion

Aside from the specifics of what happened in the Chicago-Ducks game Saturday night, which I detailed in my story “Down for the Three Count” at IH, other things stand out from this series. First, the Blackhaw...

Down for the Three Count

Three things needed to happen for the Ducks to win against Chicago Saturday night. Their coach needed to be smarter than the Blackhawks’ Quenneville. Their goalie had to be at least solid if not great. And thei...

Not For the Faint of Heart

One small lineup change shouldn’t make a huge difference to a team, but on Monday night, taking one guy out of the lineup (Etem) and inserting one other (Fleischmann) made a huge difference in mojo for the Anah...