Hockey is back.


And the Chicago Blackhawks have a chance. It begins in just over two weeks. Getting to August 1st is going to be tough. Just over two weeks from now, the Blackhawks will play the Oilers in a best-of-five for a chance to get into the traditional playoffs.

I mentioned to people I talked to months ago with the season winding down, it would take a miracle for the Blackhawks to have a chance. I guess this is the so-called “miracle.” I don’t like the circumstances. But when there is an opportunity, it needs to be taken. I usually have faith in this team. Even the last two seasons when they didn’t make the playoffs, I was trying to stay optimistic that they had a run in them to get in somehow. It wasn’t over until they were mathematically eliminated. It’s hockey and all a team has to do is get into the playoffs.

Now, the Blackhawks have that chance. I’m nervous because of the circumstances. I’m worried someone may get sick. If they can steer the course by the time they reach Edmonton, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen.

2 Responses to “Hockey is back.”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    The very first season I started following the Black Hawks, they made the playoffs on the very last day of the season. The faced the Campbell Conference champion Minnesota North Stars in the first round. The “Hawks made it to the Conference Finals, losing to the Vancouver Canucks in six games.

    Raise dem tomahawks, boys.

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    Kneeling for the national anthem was first popularized by Kaepernick in 2016, and the NFL took steps this summer to support Black Lives Matter, like starting week one games with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the “black national anthem.” Following Kaepernick’s protest, NFL viewership dropped, likely due to the kneeling and broad politicization of the sport.

    Fans fled the NFL once they bowed to the Black Lives Matter narrative, and the MLB might “strike out” the same way. Once America’s favorite pastime becomes another political arena, fans may no longer say, “Take me out to the ball game!”

    Baseball is following basketball and football. How long can hockey remain apolitical with the mob bearing down on them?


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