The Blackhawks are the only team I cheer for that I actually faith in to win a championship. The Bears suck and the Bulls are becoming the laughingstock of the NBA. The Blackhawks don’t have many players on their team that I hate. Actually, there is nobody on the team that I hate. The coach is easy to root for and if someone doesn’t like Jonathon Toews, then they have something wrong with them.
Other than the Bulls in the 90’s, I’ve never seen a team that I grew up loving winning a championship. They have won two Stanley Cups in my lifetime and growing up with this team, I didn’t think I’d even see one. With the previous ownership, I doubt other fans were optimistic either. As good as those teams were when I was growing up, others like the Red Wings and Avalanche always disposed of them. It was so damn frustrating and to see my favorite players like Roenick, Chelios (asshole) and Belfour leave, it frustrated me even more.
One thing is for sure, the Ducks have been a thorn in the Blackhawks’ ass all series. The Blackhawks needed multiple overtimes for their first two victories. In Game 5, Jonathon Toews played Houdini by tying the game with two goals in the last two minutes. Then, the wheels fell off 45 seconds into overtime. The defense fell apart once again.
The Blackhawks are down 3-2 and have to do something they haven’t done all series: win two in a row. I am not saying it can’t be done. It’s just going to be very hard. I admit, there have been times where I thought a game was over with the Blackhawks, only to see them come back and win. I am sure others were shocked, as well. They have done that for the majority of the last few years.
Can the Blackhawks shock us again by winning two straight against the Ducks and advance to the Stanley Cup Final?
Please God, let it happen.