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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Berube comes up big in Hawks’ win over Sharks

Feb 23 2018 | 11:08 pm - J-F Berube stopped 42 shots in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday at the United Center.

Blackhawks’ Kane a big fan of gold-medal victory by U.S. women

Feb 23 2018 | 9:54 pm - Patrick Kane enjoyed the women’s gold-medal game so much, his girlfriend thought he must have put a little money on it. Said Kane: “I was pretty into (it). … I felt like a true fan. It was fun to watch.”

Time for Forsberg to prove he can be reliable goalie for Blackhawks

Feb 23 2018 | 9:13 am - It’s time for Anton Forsberg to show what he can do in net on a consistent basis for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks coach casts some doubt on Crawford’s return this season

Feb 21 2018 | 2:38 pm - It’s beginning to look more and more like Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will not play again this season.

Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 get shootout win

Feb 21 2018 | 11:30 pm - Patrick Kane has a productive night as the Chicago Blackhawks get past the visiting Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a shootout, only their second victory in the last 11 games.

Blackhawks find themselves on opposite side of trade deadline rumors

Feb 22 2018 | 6:12 am - Instead of being an exciting time for the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans, this is one where we wonder who might be moved on to help other teams win a Stanley Cup. “As a coach you live in fear of the word getting out that one of your players...

Wheaton’s Dzingel dealing with off-ice issue

Feb 20 2018 | 9:36 pm - The Ottawa Senators’ Ryan Dzingel has missed two games while dealing with a personal issue, but the Wheaton native will play against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.

Quenneville on racist comments: ‘It can’t happen’

Feb 20 2018 | 6:11 am - It’s been a strange few days for the Chicago Blackhawks. They’ve had to deal with racist comments from fans at Saturday’s game against Washington, but were also behind the scenes at Chicago police commander Paul Bauer’s wake...

Chicago Blackhawks return to losing ways

Feb 19 2018 | 11:03 pm - The Chicago Blackhawks fell 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at the United Center. The Hawks (25-27-8) have dropped nine of 10 and have scored 3 or more goals in just four of the last 18 games

Bettman, Capitals issue statements condemning fans’ actions at United Center

Feb 18 2018 | 3:13 pm - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the Washington Capitals came out with statements Sunday condemning the actions of four fans toward Washington forward Devante Smith-Pelly during the Blackhawks-Capitals game at the United Center on Saturday.

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