Backs against the wall


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.

8 Responses to “Backs against the wall”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    Thibs is gone. Who do we put on the masthead now?

  2. Nemo Says:

    Anaheim has seemed the better team for much of the series, but they have lost 2 straight game 7s at home and Boudreau is something like 1-5 in Game 7s as a head coach. Q is better than him for sure. Really could go either way. Would love to get a third Cup and be considered one of the better teams of all time. C’mom Mighty Blackhawks!!!!

  3. Nemo Says:

    The MIGHTY Blackhawks!!!!

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Indeed, they were MIGHTY tonight. It was a little too close for comfort there at the end, but they did it. Jonathon Toews put the team on his back in the first period. The Ducks were all over the place and that lead to many breakaway chances. And Crawford made some great saves in the last half of the game.

  5. Nemo Says:

    Yeah, not sure what the odd man rush total was but it was 10-1 Hawks at one point. So nice to have at least one team we can count on in Chicago. Hey Fro, you don’t really have anybody to name the site after now, do you?

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    I have a few names in mind. Gar Forman and John Paxson are at the top of the list. I also considered Ted Phillips, but as I said a while back on this site, that guy has been with the Bears for nearly 30 years and can do no wrong. What I was doing was leaving it at Fire Tom Thibodeau for now because the traffic is up a bit (as it has after others have been fired). If you have anything in mind, let me know and I will consider it.

  7. genrebuster Says:

    Leave Thibs up there for awhile….he earned it!

  8. Chris Yard Sale Says:

    Call it Fire GarPax


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