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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  • Blackhawks welcome gold medalists Kendall Coyne and Alex Rigsby

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia It wasn’t a coincidence 25-year-old Palos Heights native Kendall Coyne found herself being lifted up into the air by fiance Michael Schofield with a gold medal dangling around her neck in Gangneung, South Korea a couple weeks ago. It was over twenty years of dedication to hockey that got her there. The Carl Sandburg high school graduate, who had two goals and an assist in the 2018 Winter Olympics tournament for Team USA’s Women’s hockey club, […]

  • Tommy Wingels returns to the United Center

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia¬† Fans may not have wanted the Blackhawks to part with Tommy Wingels, who returned to the United Center Sunday for the first time since being traded to the Boston Bruins on February 26. The Wilmette native may not have wanted to leave either, but after playing for the San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in the past 14 months, he’s learned to adjust to new beginnings, even though it can be tricky. […]

  • Scott Darling’s homecoming a win for him, loss for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia For the current Blackhawks, the games don’t mean much these days as there’s almost a 0% chance the Blackhawks are playoff bound this season, but for former Hawks like Scott Darling and Teuvo Teravainen who got the better of them Thursday night, it meant everything. “Any win right now is good,” said Darling, who returned to the United Center for the first time since he was traded to Carolina after last season. “I feel like I’ve […]

  • Toews’ OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Avalanche

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson had a fine Tuesday. Most recently, he scored the first goal of the game at 5:08 in the first period against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. Gustafsson intended to pass it to Patrick Kane near the net, but it deflected off an Avalanche skate and snuck past Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov. “Tried to find Kaner’ [Patrick Kane] on the backdoor there,” Gustafsson said. “Came off the skate and I saw it go in, […]

  • Blackhawks grant a big wish

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia There was a big picture moment for the Blackhawks on Tuesday following the team’s morning skate before they took on the Colorado Avalanche. In wake of a troubling season for the NHL’s former gold standard, the Hawks did what they do best. They made a kid’s day who needed it more than any player or fan. It was 12-year-old Mason Berg’s wish to skate with the Blackhawks. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Chicago Blackhawks […]

  • Blackhawks trade Ryan Hartman to Predators

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks traded forward Ryan Hartman to Central division rivals the Nashville Predators on Monday morning before the trade deadline. Their asking price for the feisty winger with a scoring touch was high. Hartman had eight goals and 17 assists with the Hawks this season. Last year, he scored 19 goals in his first full NHL season. The Sun Times reported the Hawks were asking for a first round pick and more for Hartman, who also […]

  • Berube shines in first start with Blackhawks

    by Scott King Twitter: @ScottKingMedia J.F. Berube started in net for the Blackhawks Friday night vs. the visiting San Jose Sharks.¬† It was Berube’s first NHL start since March 13, 2017 when was in net for the New York Islanders for an 8-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. The goaltender had a relief appearance for the Hawks back on December 6 at Washington. Berube saved 12 of 14 Capitals’ shots and the Caps beat the Hawks 6-2. Then he spent […]

  • Blackhawks’ “One More Shift” campaign does more than excite fans

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia They leave their blood, sweat and tears on the ice or in old Indian Head sweaters once they hang their skates up, thinking they’ll never sport the jersey and the gear on the team’s ice again. But for cherished Blackhawks alumni, the organization’s marketing machine decided that won’t be the case. The Hawks’ “One More Shift” campaign started with Denis Savard on Nov. 13, 2016 when Chicago took on another team of Savard’s, the Montreal Canadiens. […]

  • Photo Gallery: Blackhawks give WGN’s Troy Murray “One More Shift”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia “I wanted to stick around,” Troy Murray said on the Blackhawks game broadcast Wednesday night following his suiting up in Hawks gear and throwing on his old number 19 jersey as part of the Blackhawks’ “One More Shift” initiative. To the delight of Hawks fans, Murray has stuck around. In his 10 seasons with the Blackhawks (1981-1991), the now WGN Radio color analyst was awarded the Selke trophy as the league’s best defensive forward in 1986 […]

  • Big night for Kane leads to shootout win for Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Patrick Kane looked up to the task of putting the Blackhawks on his back again, at least offensively, Wednesday night. Kane scored at 14:19 in the first period after swatting in his own rebound on the blue paint behind Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Condon. Vinnie Hinostroza helped create the play by driving hard to the net with the puck. He picked up an assist on the goal. “Speed up the middle,” Kane said. “Makes a great […]