First, it’s important to salute the people in the airline industry and elsewhere who tried their darnedest to help the Wolves get where they needed to go in time for Game 3 tonight at Ricoh Coliseum.

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There’s no way to get around the results or to pretend they don’t exist. The Toronto Marlies came into Allstate Arena last weekend and took the first two games of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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This blog does not endorse gambling. But if you’re looking to make some money and have the chance to bet on which Chicago Wolves skater is the first to take the ice for any given practice, you’d be wise to pick forward Adam Cracknell.

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Before the Calder Cup playoffs began, wise Wolves center Keith Aucoin spent time analyzing the team’s power play that ranked 30th among the AHL’s 30 teams during the regular season.

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The Chicago Wolves open the Western Conference Semifinals against Toronto with Game 1 on Friday night and Game 2 on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. We open with this seemingly mundane paragraph because it gives away where Wolves assistant coach Scott Allen will sleep on Friday night: In the team’s locker room at Allstate Arena.

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It’s one of the trickier questions in sports. And, really, life itself. How do you learn to hold on to those moments when you win and make them a part of your essence, yet teach yourself to discard those moments when you lose so they don’t cling to your being?

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Jake Allen doesn’t change whether he’s in goal for the Chicago Wolves or talking about goaltending for the Wolves. He’s direct, intelligent and analytical --- and not afraid to discuss things honestly.

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When you walk into the Chicago Wolves’ locker room at their Hoffman Estates practice facility, you can never predict what style of music will be blaring in the strength and conditioning room.

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John Anderson has several strengths as a coach. One of them is his willingness not to mince words.

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25 April 2014

Week In Pictures

This week in pictures features photos from the regular-season finale against Milwaukee.

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The Chicago Wolves don’t play their first Western Conference Quarterfinals game until 6 p.m. Friday, but they’ve already set a team record: Most planes required to get the team to the game.

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