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The Chicago Blackhawks are in hell

By: Alex Patt On Tuesday night, I was sitting 14 rows from the ice at the United Center. The boos rained down from the stands as the clock ticked to zero to seal a 4-1 Blackhawks loss against the Islanders in their home opener. The Blackhawks fell to 0-3-1 and they have yet to haveContinue reading “The Chicago Blackhawks are in hell”

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Remembering the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup win 11 years later

By: Alex Patt June 9, 2010. It was a beautiful day in the Chicagoland area, and also a long one. The Blackhawks were one win away from capturing their first Stanley Cup since 1961, and they could clinch it that night in Philadelphia. All I could think about the night before and that entire dayContinue reading “Remembering the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup win 11 years later”

Opinion: Chicago sporting events with smaller crowds are kind of awesome

By: Alex Patt In my 27 years on this planet I have been to countless sporting events, mostly here in Chicago. One thing had stayed pretty consistent prior to 2020, the crowds at the games were always big. Whether attending games at Wrigley Field, United Center or Soldier Field, I had normally prepared for heavyContinue reading “Opinion: Chicago sporting events with smaller crowds are kind of awesome”

Chicago Stadium: The venue I just missed out on

By: Alex Patt The same year I was born, the historic Chicago Stadium closed its doors for the final time. Chicago Stadium hosted sporting events, political conventions, religious gatherings, concerts, and more from 1929 through 1994. The most notable tenants of the “Madhouse on Madison” were the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls. Four months afterContinue reading “Chicago Stadium: The venue I just missed out on”

Remembering the night Brent Seabrook exorcised ghosts of the past

By: Alex Patt The second I heard Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was retiring, my mind immediately went to game 7 of the 2013 second round. That magical night back in 2013 not only paved the way to a dynasty, but redeemed years of torture at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. Let meContinue reading “Remembering the night Brent Seabrook exorcised ghosts of the past”

Worst sports moments of my life

By: Alex Patt I can still see and hear it…the football hitting off the goal post with a loud thud, deflecting off the crossbar, and twirling to the Soldier Field turf. A sports memory that I wish I could forget, but never will. For all the great moments I have witnessed in my 26 yearsContinue reading “Worst sports moments of my life”

I am really hoping we will see Jonathan Toews play again

By: Alex Patt It was really tough to hear that long-time Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was not going to play to start the 2021 season. Toews is suffering from an undisclosed illness, and his timetable to return to the ice is unknown. He was officially placed on long-term IR back on January 14th. HockeyContinue reading “I am really hoping we will see Jonathan Toews play again”