The last 5 teams to win the cup (Detroit-2008, Pittsburgh-2009, Chicago-2010, Boston-2011, Los Angeles-2012) are the only remaining teams in cup contention.
After tomorrow this stat will no longer be true as Chicago (2010 winners) will be out.
This is awesome. Well said!
Tomorrow will either be a bitter end to an incredible and surprising season, or another chapter in a Cinderella story for the ages. Either way, the wings are the best organization in sports and I'm proud to be a fan.
This season has made me prouder than any other because we are exceeding everyone's expectations.
LET'S GO WINGS!
It may be homerism, but the more I watch that disallowed goal, the more I agree with it. He didn't touch Howard, but Howard has no way to be in the right position to make that save. If his crease was open, he would have come out to cut the angle off on that shot. Good call.
It will be tough trying to explain that to my Hawks fan friends though...
What I don't get is, Crawford got smoked last season, in the first round. And so, going into this season, everyone was all "Goaltending's a real question mark (because of what happened last season, in the first round)." And, about one game into the season, everyone decides, "Oh, hey, goaltending's not an issue. Phew." And, like, Kevin Weekes verbally fellating this team a few weeks ago, basically saying, "They've proven last season - the first round - was a fluke. They're going all the way this season, absolutely no question whatsoever." Which, ok, is maybe not so hard to understand. But, I dunno, where I come from, the regular season really doesn't mean anything. Nor does smoking the eighth-seeded Minnesota Wild (and their backup goalie, and their backup goalie's backup goalie) in th first round. ("Man, I really wasn't sure about these guys, but now that they've beaten the Wild in five games, I'm all in, baby.")
And then, y'know, that ridiculous Sports Illustrated thing...
Howard strings together 2-3 good seasons and lots of people say he hasn't proven himself enough, but one good season from Crawford and suddenly he's the guy who proved everyone wrong and is going to carry his team to the cup. I don't get it