Scott King is the co-host of WGN Radio’s “Blackhawks Crazy” podcast and a contributor to RedEye, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.

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  • Hayden’s scrap gives Blackhawks energy, controversial review takes it away

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It took till almost halfway through the second period to see signs of life on the United Center ice Thursday night in a contest between the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. Forwards John Hayden and Marcus Foligno dropped their gloves to engage in a spirited scrap that Hayden seemed to get the better of after dropping Foligno with a right hook to the jaw. “It was great,” Hartman said of the bout. “[Came] into the locker room […]

  • Blackhawks Obliterate Defending Champs on Opening Night

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia After a devastatingly embarrassing sweep by the the Nashville Predators last year in the playoffs, their second-straight first round elimination, the Blackhawks needed more scoring and they needed some push back. Apparently, the new-look Blackhawks got the memo prior to their season opener vs. the defending champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday night at the United Center. The Hawks dictated the pace and played hard early on. Chicago chased goalie Antti Niemi in the first half of […]

  • Waiting for the call

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia As several future Blackhawks Hall of Famers begin another season looking to accumulate favorable numbers to add to their résumé, two of the franchise’s most decorated and beloved players of the past will continue to wait for the sport’s biggest honor, but for how long? “I don’t get upset,” former Hawk from 1988-1996 and 500-plus goal-scorer Jeremy Roenick said over the phone. “I mean, I wonder. I see some of the guys that go in, and […]

  • An emotional Bryan Bickell retires a Hawk

    Bryan Bickell emotional as he retires as a member of the #Blackhawks — Scott King (@ScottKingMedia) October 4, 2017 by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Former Hawk Bryan Bickell was a part of three championship teams in Chicago before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the 2016-2017 season. Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November of 2016 and only played in 11 games for Carolina before announcing his retirement. The forward threw on an Indian Head sweater and […]

  • Crawford shuts out Bruins in preseason finale

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks’ final preseason game Saturday night at the United Center vs. the Boston Bruins sure felt like a preseason contest. There was little energy, sloppy passing, and just not much going on for the hometown Hawks for the majority of the game, except for Corey Crawford. Crawford was strong in net throughout the entire game as the Hawks waited, perhaps too patiently, to get on the board. The first goal didn’t come till there was […]

  • Saad’s hat trick helps Blackhawks win preseason home opener

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Not only was Thursday night the Blackhawks’ preseason home opener, but a group that may closely resemble the regular season lineup was tossed out on the ice against the Detroit Red Wings. The Hawks had won Tuesday’s first preseason game in Columbus 5-2 with mostly non-roster bound players. The majority of the big guns were in for the Hawks Thursday night minus the captain Jonathan Toews, who was sick. Ryan Hartman re-directed a Tanner Kero shot […]

  • From the ice to the booth

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The honest truth is that hockey broadcasters and media personalties who played the game just command more respect than the usual talking heads. They’ve been there, they’ve done that, and if they played in the NHL, they did it at the highest level. It may surprise you to learn that once they see the red light in the booth or studio go on, especially for the first time, it’s not just as easy as talking about the […]

  • Tommy Wingels looks to play big role for Hawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia How big of an impact 29-year-old Wilmette native Tommy Wingels wants to have on the ice with the Blackhawks is entirely up to him. Wingels, who played in 337 games with the San Jose Sharks in seven seasons before getting traded to the Ottawa Senators early last year, signed a one-year contract with the Hawks on July 1. The forward put his first NHL goal past Corey Crawford in Chicago on Jan. 15 2012. Wingels is expected […]

  • Sharp and Murphy impress at Training Camp Festival

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks’ annual Training Camp Festival was another jam-packed extravaganza Saturday morning at the United Center. The red and white scrimmage has evolved into a mini Blackhawks Lollapalooza with pop-up bars, live music from a concert stage, radio broadcasts, autographs and photos with Hawks alumni, and loads other fun activities for fans. After fans enjoyed the outdoor festivities, the Blackhawks vets and roster hopefuls didn’t disappoint inside the building. Forward Nick Schmaltz scored the first goal […]

  • Saad-Toews-Panik could be “intimidating” line for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville didn’t wait long before throwing the Hawks’ presumed top line of Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik out on the ice. The trio lined up for the opening faceoff of training camp and virtually remained intact throughout the day for the red team. “Yeah, I mean they’re a force out there,” said winger Patrick Kane, who scored two goals for the white team in the first scrimmage. “They’re going to […]