Boost Your Body With a Pro Hockey Workout

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Hockey players are famous for their epic endurance when out on the ice. Maintaining peak playing ability for the duration of a game requires often grueling exercise regimens to ensure players remain in top physical condition. The following exercises are just sampling of those used by world-renowned players during workouts.

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2015 NHL Mock Draft 6-26-15 FINAL


The 2015 NHL Draft is near. Who will go where? Find out with our FINAL edition of the 2015 NHL Mock Draft. The Edmonton Oilers are on the clock.

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2015 NHL Mock Draft Round 2 FINAL (6-26-15)


The 2015 NHL Draft is tomorrow.  Who will go where? Find out with our FINAL 2015 NHL Mock Draft. The Buffalo Sabres are on the clock.

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Chicago Wolves end March on winning streak

Chicago Wolves forward Ty Rattie

The old adage ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb’ applied to the Chicago Wolves venture through March, but a but differently. A slow start to the month turned into a scoring outage, followed by a five-game winning streak against conference opponents. Chicago enters the final stretch of the regular season in the seventh spot of the Western Conference standings. [Read more…]

Chicago Wolves with no answers for scoring issues, add to roster

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The Chicago Wolves have been lacking in the goal department and it is hurting their playoff chances. The goal scoring scarcity has been apparent on home ice as well. The Wolves have been shut out in three of their last seven games overall and continue to miss out on solid scoring opportunities in front of the net. Sunday’s loss to division rival Rockford was no exception.

“That’s another two points that we pissed away,” said Wolves head coach John Anderson.

Chicago experienced another up-and-down game, holding the IceHogs to eight shots in the first, but gave up three goals on fourteen shots in the second. [Read more…]

Jordan Binnington taking advantage of opportunity with Wolves

Jordan Binnington

‘Next man up’ is a cliché used often in sports, but for Chicago Wolves goaltender Jordan Binnington being next on the depth chart has given him a chance to keep the Wolves in the AHL playoff hunt.

The 21-year old Ontario native has posted an 18-11-3 record this season, with majority of the decisions coming in the past two months. Binnington has started a franchise-record 15 consecutive games in net for Chicago. [Read more…]

L.A. Kings vs San Jose Sharks begins the demise of outdoor hockey


It won’t happen overnight, or even next year, but it seems outdoor hockey is going the way of aircraft carrier college basketball. Both were transcendent ideas at the time of inception. Both worked beautifully; for a while, but then over-expanded rapidly beyond their demand.

Now with the San Jose Sharks hosting the L.A. Kings Saturday night, in the latest iteration of the NHL Stadium Series, you’ll see the best example yet of outdoor hockey jumping the shark. Apologies for the coincidental pun.

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Chicago Wolves end January with a bang

Magnus Paajarvi Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves finished their up-and-down January with a win/loss against in-state foe the Rockford IceHogs, ending/extending their losing streak at three games. Saturday’s game was Chicago’s first after a five game road trip. The team went 2-2-1 away from the Allstate Arena during that time, and 5-5-1-1 overall.

The Wolves enter February locked in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, eight points behind the IceHogs. Chicago earned six points out of a possible ten in five January games against Rockford. [Read more…]

New York Islanders: there are no “statement games”


For what seems so long ago, before the Islanders embarked on a home and home, back-to-back series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, we explored the idea of Islanders trying to win “statement games.”

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Adam Burish relishes return to Chicago

Adam Burish

Adam Burish was welcomed to the Chicago Wolves organization this past week after starting the season in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.

The 2010 Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks is the fourth member of that team to suit up for the Wolves, joining forwards Ben Eager and Colin Fraser and defenseman Brent Sopel.

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San Jose Sharks loan Blackhawks legend Adam Burish to Wolves

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When Adam Burish was in Chicago, he was the best sports soundbite in the city. Unfortunately, the rock star from the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions had to leave as he was made part of the Hawks’ summer yard sale that followed capturing the Cup. It was a ten player sell-off of 1992 San Diego Padres proportions.

However, Burish is back in The Chi now.

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Winter Sports: Preparedness Tips for Preventing Accidents


Before you head out for the slopes, the ice rink, or just for some good old-fashioned snowshoeing, make sure you’re not heading into a self-made trap. Winter accidents tend to happen mainly because people aren’t prepared for the weather conditions, aren’t physically healthy enough to be doing the thing they’re doing, or because they’re ignorant of how to safely engage in some sport or activity.

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