Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:00 AM
it's coming to an end.
Yes, I know possible playoff match-up....so, quiet about that
The last of regular season games has been played. They have been in the same conference since 81-82 as well as prior to the 70's when the Hawks were in the West of Smythe division.
Probably not as intense as the Avs rivalry, but had some good times. Will people miss it?
I will miss it. SInce they got good again we've had some excellent regular season games against them, always really close, hard-fought games (7-1 excepting). The only shame is that we've only had the 1 playoff series against them which was a mismatch as they weren't up to our level. Since then they've gone up and we've gone down. Would have been nice for us to have both been elite at the same time.
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk