NASHVILLE — Brad Richards talked of the “second season,” as it were, that time of year that reignites the spark that can sometimes flicker in a draggy, 82-game season.
Aside from a mid-season, off-ice injury that led to a bump in the road for a couple of weeks, Corey Crawford's had arguably his best season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
It's a hockey fan's favorite time of year again as the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to get underway. And if Chicago fans didn't have enough to be excited about before, they sure do now.
By Sarah Langs
NHL on NBC and Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk is a hockey guy, but he’s been turning into a two-sport athlete.
The clearance came on Monday afternoon. The foregone conclusion came on Tuesday. Patrick Kane is good to go for Game 1.