Forgive the Chicago Blackhawks if the United Center looks a little strange to them. After all, it’s been more than a month since they’ve played here, their last being Jan.
Compared to the Eastern Conference, in which there’s a clear hierarchy — the upper-echelon teams (Indiana and Miami), the middle-class clubs (Chicago, Toronto and Washington) and a jumble of squad
The Blackhawks will likely be one of the teams affected most by the Olympics after sending 10 players to Sochi.
Marian Hossa stepped onto the Johnny’s IceHouse West ice on Tuesday, his first practice since … well we’re not sure, actually.
In 2010, several members of the Blackhawks were honored at the United Center after winning Olympic medals for their respective countries.