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Feb 04 2015 | 7:06 pm - Bob Verdi looks back on the life of Paul Ruck Jr., a former chief of officials for the Chicago Blackhawks. Blackhawks star Denis Savard said Paul, a man he considered his first and best friend in Chicago, was a fixture at Chicago Stadium who had...
Jan 21 2015 | 9:06 pm - Hockey has sustained another heavy loss, especially hockey in Chicago. Blackhawks Team Historian Bob Verdi shares his insights on Mike Spellman, who covered the Blackhawks for The Daily Herald, and died on Tuesday. A veteran of 23 years with the...
Jan 13 2015 | 9:56 am - Jonathan Toews nd four of his teammates, on merit and by popular demand, will represent the Blackhawks at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus on Jan. 25. That is not a record for the organization, as Blackhawks Team Historian Bob Verdi points out, but...
Jan 01 2015 | 10:41 pm - Long before his Washington Capitals secured a dramatic 3-2 decision in Thursday’s Winter Classic, coach Barry Trotz nominated the Blackhawks as “probably the gold standard” of National Hockey League franchises, based on overall...
Dec 31 2014 | 7:36 pm - Kris Versteeg, the only member of the Blackhawks to score a goal at Wrigley Field and Soldier Field, will go for the woolen hat trick in the National Hockey League Winter Classic on Thursday against the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park. While...
Dec 08 2014 | 2:27 pm - Jean Beliveau, the Montreal Canadiens captain who won 10 Stanley Cups during his magnificent career, made his presence felt in hockey on and off the ice, as Blackhawks historian Bob Verdi recounts in this report. Funeral services for Beliveau, who...
Nov 18 2014 | 3:42 pm - Chicago's favorite voice of winter cracked a bit in Toronto on Monday, but this happens when an industry giant accepts the award of a lifetime and there is no cough switch nearby. Pat Foley, the Blackhawks' beloved TV play-by-play man, graciously...
Oct 31 2014 | 6:15 pm - One thing hasn’t changed since Marian Hossa was drafted 12th overall in 1997: Hossa is a professional. As Ottawa Senators fans know, he remains an elegant player, respected and respectful. Bob Verdi looks takes a closer look at the memorable...
May 31 2014 | 6:12 pm - On most nights, a hockey coach might feel like an elevator operator. In either job, buttons are at your disposal to control ups and downs. But they are so repetitious that it is advisable to accept a certain sense of being powerless, go with the...
May 17 2014 | 2:09 pm - Blackhawks Team Historian Bob Verdi talks with NHL legend Scotty Bowman about the many qualities of Hawks captain Jonathan Toews. Far from being a true Captain Serious, Toews is a true leader who embodies the 3 C's: clutch, consistent and complete.