Archive for the ‘Patrick Kane’ Category

The Chicago Blackhawks are World Champions

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Really, is there more that needs to be said? Patrick Kane's bad angle wrist shot at 4:06 of overtime beat Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton five hole (big shock there) and the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961 on Wednesday. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won the Conn Smythe Trophy ...

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...

Kids These Days…

Monday, August 10th, 2009

It hasn't been such a good offseason for a pair of precocious pros who Chicagoans have embraced early in their careers. This spring, we learned that the person that took Derrick Rose's college entrance exam was not actually Derrick Rose. At the end of the day it really doesn't make a ...

Angels And Demons Of Sports

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

In case you don't watch every show on DVR or online and can't fast forward through every commercial break, then I'm sure you're more than aware of Friday's upcoming release of "Angels and Demons." The critics are saying: "Better than 'The Da Vinci Code' in every way imaginable!" I would hope ...

Let’s Randomly Talk a Bit About Hockey’s Next Big Thing

Friday, January 9th, 2009

This is kind of like ESPN the Magazine's NEXT series or something. But it's more random and freewheeling. I've just decided to spout on about hockey's current version of, say, LeBron when he was still in high school. This young man's name is John Tavares and he's considered a front runner ...

A Classic Blog Post

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Some of you may have spent your New Year's attending or watching a college bowl game. Zzzzzzz. For me, it was Hockey Day in America, and the epicenter was Wrigley Field in Chicago. Or at least as close as I could get to Wrigley without having to pay over $300 for ...

Joakim Noah is Good at Basketball…On Wii

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

When we sit around and think of the things Joakim Noah is good at, let's be honest, Wii isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But if he's not working on his awesome dance moves or picking out a new bow tie, what would he be doing other than ...