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