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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  • As Blackhawks lose opportunity, Quenneville gains one

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia When the Blackhawks were cleaning out their lockers on Sunday, word began spreading that the Panthers were close to hiring former Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. Quenneville, 60, coached the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups during his time in Chicago (Oct. 16, 2008 – Nov. 6, 2018) and a 452-249-96 record. His 890 wins in 22 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche and Blackhawks combined are second in NHL history behind Scotty Bowman (1,244). Quenneville’s […]

  • Following elimination, Blackhawks want to give fans a show

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The 2018-2019 Blackhawks’ fate was sealed with the Avalanche’s 6-2 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night. The Hawks were eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight year after making it to the postseason nine consecutive times. “It’s disappointing, for sure,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “Having gone through what we went through last year, it was a lot of excitement and a lot of motivation trying to turn things around, coming into this year […]

  • Patrick Kane set to play 900th NHL game

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia When the Blackhawks face elimination in Monday night’s game vs. the first place Winnipeg Jets at the United Center, Patrick Kane will play in his 900th NHL game. Kane, who has 933 career points (353 goals, 580 assists) in 899 games, is surprised by how quickly the milestone has snuck up on him. “It’s crazy,” Kane said. “900 games. It’s gone by pretty quickly, but as far as my career has gone and what’s happened here […]

  • Patrick Kane talks Prague, Crawford

    The NHL announced Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks will take on the Philadelphia Flyers to start the 2019-2020 season in Prague on Oct. 4. “I think it’s pretty exciting,” Kane said. “It’s nice to go and see some new places and go over to Europe and represent the NHL and try to help grow the game a little bit. “The Blackhawks are always a team that’s involved in a lot of these big events. We take pride in that and […]

  • NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek talks Blackhawks

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia E.J. Hradek appears on NHL Now weekdays at 4:00 p.m. ET throughout the regular season. Recently, Chelsea Blogger picked his brain about all things Hawks in the midst of an interesting up-and-down year for the team. As of Monday, the Blackhawks have 61 points, five back of the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card. What’s the current state of the Blackhawks? The game changes fast now and it’s really driven by a lot of young talent. […]

  • Case for Patrick Kane Hart trophy strengthening

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Consideration for Patrick Kane to win the Hart trophy as the league MVP is becoming less devil’s advocate and more practical by the game. The Hart is supposed to be awarded to the player most valuable to their team, not the most valuable in the league, not the best player, etc. “He’s been great, no doubt about that,” Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton said following Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Avalanche. “I can just speak for […]

  • Blackhawks new-look second line impressing, Crawford “back to normal”

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia The Blackhawks second line of Alex DeBrincat, Dylan Strome and Dominik Kahun helped keep Chicago’s winning streak alive in a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist, Dylan Strome had a goal and two assists and Alex DeBrincat had three assists to help give the Hawks their seventh straight win. “It’s always a nice feeling when you score,” Kahun said. “But I think more important we […]

  • Catching up with John Scott

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia WGN Radio caught up with former Blackhawk and 2016 NHL All-Star MVP John Scott recently to discuss the state of the Blackhawks, an update on the movie based on his life, what it was like to play for Joel Quenneville and more. Scott, who played in 69 games with the Hawks (2010-2011 and 2011-2012), has a podcast called Dropping the Gloves with John Scott available on iTunes. The former 6’8 260-lb enforcer also has a book Guy […]

  • Kendall Coyne Schofield became first woman to compete in NHL All-Star Skills Competition

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Kendall Coyne Schofield broke a hockey barrier in historic fashion Friday night. The 2018 Olympic gold medalist and Palos Heights native was asked to fill in for Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, who has a bruised foot, in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition’s Fastest Skater challenge. Coyne, 26, went first, kicking off both the Fastest Skater challenge and the skills competition, sporting her Team USA jersey to “USA, USA” chants from the San Jose crowd. She […]

  • Will The Kane and Toews Show continue after All-Star break?

    by Scott King @ScottKingMedia Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have been providing fans with comfort during the most disappointing season since before their Stanley Cup run began. Like anything that picks up momentum, the last thing you want is time away from the ice to let it cool off (or harden?). … Enter All-Star break. The Blackhawks, who will likely be eliminated from playoff contention for a second consecutive year after 10 straight postseason appearances, have had a mostly down […]

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