I just can't see our old fogeys doing another late season run that continues into the playoffs like last season. During a short season is one thing, but a full season, they are going to be out of gas. We are either going to sneak into the playoffs with all of our OT/SO 1 point losses, or miss it for the first time and we can blame the inequality between number of teams in West vs East.
Anyone else bugged by us being "like" Chicago, even though Chicago copied us?
Not only that, IF they are including Toews and Kane as any part of that future score, then their statement about Blackhawks doing all their young investment without the help of Lottery picks is a blatant lie.
I am starting to be fine with how things went down... even if they went to OT and won (highly unlikely with the Hawks luck this year in late 3rd period/OT situations)...the chance they win in Chicago? Low...
This was best we could hope for, Hawks have to win at opponent stadium and we don't have to hear that obnoxious song. Nor hear another disrespectful national anthem (in a finals game 7 too)...
I really don't understand how all year Hawks D-men could cheat and pinch forward and their forwards cherry pick so much and teams couldn't take advantage...it just blows my mind that this strategy couldn't be exposed. Maybe Wings were best chance to beat them with skilled passing and discipline (only team to take them to game 7 OT). But Wings really didn't end up with many odd man rushes... or if they did, they had their sticks ripped out of their hands by the trailing D-men and it would go uncalled.
Give me 20 D-bags. Could care less. That team full of D-Bags is walking around town with Lord’s Stanley right now.
Hrm, you are right... I could maybe stomach 17 D-bags with a Cup and 3 Captains and Alternates who exude class... I couldn't handle a crybaby captain though.
At least it wasn't Toews.
Lebrun had his as his second choice for it a few days ago, which is a jaw droppingly bad choice.
Kronwall's skate should have gotten the Conn Smythe, without it, Hawks may not have gotten out of Round 2. On a more serious note, without Crawford, Hawks do not for real get out of Round 2.
I was impressed that other than the 6 to 5 game in Finals, there didn't seem to be one game where he imploded even after letting in a weak goal. I was waiting for it all post season, a total implosion game.