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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Blackhawks avert disaster in win over Arizona

Oct 21 2017 | 11:55 pm - Lance Bouma scored the game-winning goal in Arizona with 4:24 remaining and the Blackhawks escaped with a 4-2 victory over the still-winless Coyotes. Bouma pounced on a rebound off a Duncan Keith shot for his first goal of the season and just his...

For Chicago Blackhawks, simple play is probably better play

Oct 20 2017 | 6:13 pm - Fancy hockey doesn’t equal successful hockey, and the faster the Blackhawks learn that lesson, the better.

Is Blackhawks inconsistent start due to lack of chemistry?

Oct 20 2017 | 12:28 am - What’s been wrong with the Blackhawks the last week? Is it chemistry, a tough schedule or something else? Good question, but coach Joel Quenneville’s team better figure things out soon.

Blackhawks skate sharper, but Oilers still still come away with 2-1 win

Oct 20 2017 | 12:20 am - Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give Edmonton a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks that snapped a four-game losing streak.

Chicago Blackhawks’ effort lacking in loss

Oct 18 2017 | 10:58 pm - In one of the worst regular-season performances in recent memory, the Chicago Blackhawks were outplayed, outclassed, out-hustled and completely embarrassed in a 5-2 drubbing at St. Louis on Wednesday night.

Blackhawks looking for a power play spark

Oct 17 2017 | 6:59 pm - The Blackhawks mixed up the power-play units at practice Tuesday night, hoping to get a spark from the struggling units in their upcoming games.

Chicago Blackhawks’ power play needs some work

Oct 15 2017 | 6:35 pm - The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t had much success on the power play early this season. Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp have a pretty good idea of why and hope to fix things when the team returns to action Wednesday at St. Louis.

Schmaltz won’t play vs. Predators tonight

Oct 14 2017 | 12:02 pm - Nick Schmaltz will sit out a fourth straight game when the Blackhawks take on Nashville at the United Center tonight.

Sharp, Saad help Blackhawks over Predators

Oct 14 2017 | 11:34 pm - Patrick Sharp ended a nearly nine-period scoreless drought at the United Center against Nashville when he scored with 5:36 left in the third period Saturday night and the Hawks won 2-1 when Brandon Saad scored with 1:55 remaining in overtime.

Why NHL officials should explain rulings on challenge calls

Oct 13 2017 | 3:40 pm - What clearly looked to be an offsides call in the Chicago Blackhawks’ loss to Minnesota on Thursday turned into a fiasco that could have been avoided if the NHL referees would have immediately told everyone why they let Chris Stewart’s...

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