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Dec 08 2014 | 1:27 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 | 2:42 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 | 5:15 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 | 5:12 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 | 1:09 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.
Apr 17 2014 | 9:39 am - Inseparable if not intimate, the Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues shall renew spring snarls when they commence the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night. This will mark the 11th postseason series between these spirited rivals — but the first...
Mar 30 2014 | 5:20 pm - In an evolving industry, Tim Sassone represented a bastion of stability. For more than a quarter century, he wrote about one team, the Blackhawks, for one newspaper, The Daily Herald. And as Blackhawks Team Historian and colleague Bob Verdi...
Feb 28 2014 | 5:42 am - Blackhawks Team Historian Bob Verdi takes a closer look at the history and symmetry surrounding Saturday's NHL Stadium Series game involving the Blackhawks at Soldier Field. Inasmuch as the Bears once played where the Blackhawks played, it is only...
Jan 31 2014 | 9:41 pm - Has anybody ever won a Stanley Cup and a Kentucky Derby in the same year? That would be a dandy double, but despite long odds, it is doable for Joel Quenneville. As head coach of the defending champion Blackhawks, he presided over his 693rd...
Jan 01 2014 | 7:22 pm - The Chicago Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions, closed a phenomenal calendar year with 80 victories and only 21 regulation defeats in 113 games. Thus far this winter, they are 28-7-7 while exhibiting no signs whatsoever of ennui or...