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John Dietz

Chicago Blackhawks Beat Writer
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John Dietz is the Daily Herald’s Blackhawks beat writer. Since joining the Daily Herald in 1998, John also has contributed a fantasy football column for more than 15 years, and has helped cover the Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XX) and golf while serving as a key member of the Sports Copy Desk for many years and working closely with Tim Sassone and Mike Spellman, his predecessors on the hockey beat. Like many NHL players, he’s an avid golfer who tried to get in 50-plus rounds a year. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he previously worked at the Bloomington Pantagraph, the Freeport Jounal Standard and the Sterling Daily Gazette.

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Three critical games await Blackhawks, who won three straight

Dec 13 2017 | 10:32 pm - The Chicago Blackhawks took care of business by beating three underwhelming teams over the last six days at the United Center. Now they need to pick up their game in three critical matchups against Central Division foes.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Wingels has history of hot streaks

Dec 12 2017 | 11:48 pm - Tommy Wingels might be in a checking role with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, but the Wilmette native has been known to get on a goal-scoring streak now and then.

Most important, Chicago Blackhawks get the 2 points

Dec 13 2017 | 12:24 am - It wasn’t easy but the Chicago Blackhawks pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory over Florida thanks to Jonathan Toews’ third-period tally and Patrick Kane’s game-winner.

Oesterle showing his worth to Chicago Blackhawks

Dec 11 2017 | 8:09 pm - Defenseman Jordan Oesterle has played in just five of the Chicago Blackhawks’ first 30 games this season, but he showed Sunday why the team still has him around.

Chicago Blackhawks strike late vs. Coyotes

Dec 11 2017 | 9:01 am - Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford turned away a flurry of good scoring chances, and Tommy Wingels, Artem Anisimov and Nick Schmaltz scored in a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night at the United Center.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Keith still looking for a goal

Dec 10 2017 | 10:09 pm - This is the second straight season Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has gone past Game 30 without denting the net.

Hawks’ Kane frustrated with lack of production this season

Dec 09 2017 | 7:33 pm - Patrick Kane’s numbers aren’t that bad this season, but the Chicago Blackhawks superstar knows he can be better. Said Kane: “I guess you could say I’m not doing my job right now.”

Hinostroza’s return means someone gets benched for Blackhawks

Dec 09 2017 | 6:44 pm - With Vinnie Hinostroza returning to the Blackhawks, coach Joel Quenneville suddenly has a tough decision in terms of which forward should sit out every game. Ryan Hartman sat Friday, but others might deserve to sit soon as well.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Forsling seals OT win over Sabres

Dec 08 2017 | 11:20 pm - The Chicago Blackhawks had to put in more work than some might have expected, but they came out with a 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo at the United Center on Friday night.

Chicago Blackhawks call up Bartlett native Vinnie Hinostroza

Dec 09 2017 | 11:30 am - Vinnie Hinostroza is finally back with the Chicago Blackhawks, but don’t expect the Bartlett native to save the season.

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