Ex Blackhawks LW Daniel Carcillo is Literally Saving Lives During His Retirement

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Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Daniel Carcillo gave about as meaningful a response as you’ll ever hear from a professional athlete during Q&A.

“To have a purpose in life, to be selfless, to put others before myself, helps me to stay happy and healthy,” he said at the Sheraton Grand Chicago at the Go Beyond Challenge, an event benefitting the ICE (Inner-City Education) program.

The 31-year-old former left wing was referencing his Chapter 5 Foundation, a non-profit he created upon retirement in 2015 to help former NHL players suffering from post-concussion syndrome and mental health issues. [Read more…]

Former Blackhawks Star Bryan Bickell Feeling Better in Battle Against MS

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On the day that we caught up with former Chicago Blackhawks star Bryan Bickell, healthcare was the transcendent national story overshadowing all other news. With Bickell individually, the very first question on everybody’s mind is of course, “how’s his health?”

It’s actually that way for all of us, every day of our lives, because the old adage, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” is always true no matter what physical shape you are in.

In the case of Bryan Bickell, “how are you doing?” means a lot more than just your typical small, elevator talk.

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Chicago Blackhawks America’s Team as Winter Classics Convey

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We’re now just 11 days away from the ninth edition of the NHL Winter Classic, and once again the Chicago Blackhawks, truly America’s hockey team now, are involved. A total of eight games of this nature have been held, with the Blackhawks hosting the 2009 event, and serving as the road team for the 2015 version.

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Predictions

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This weekend the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17th, 8 teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a guess at how each nation will finish, and who will take home the 3rd edition of the World Cup of Hockey.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Sweden

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Sweden.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Finland

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Finland.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Europe

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Europe.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Czech Republic

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Czech Republic.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Canada

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Canada.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team USA

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team USA.

by Bryan Vickroy

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Happy Canada Day! Our Five Most Popular NHL Stories Ever

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Happy Canada Day everybody! Today is Canadian Independence Day, and to celebrate we’re posting links to our five most popular hockey stories of all time. We’re celebrating Canada’s national past time by re-visiting the most popular hockey stories in the eight year history of the site.

Enjoy!

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The Chicago Bears are Uruguay and 7 more Copa America Analogies

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Copa America Centenario kicks off tomorrow and we got on the analogy kick (pun intended) by matching a local Chicago sports franchise with one of the teams in the United States’ Group A and Mexico’s Group B. The Chicago Bears are Uruguay, the Cubs are the USA, the Blackhawks are Mexico.

To read why and how pick up a Chicago Tribune RedEye edition today, or click on this link hereAccording to the ESPN FC Soccer Power Index, America has the second best shot at getting out of group A. Here are the SPI percentage projections for advancing out of Group A and into the knockout round:

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