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Posted Nuckluck on 08 June 2013 - 10:40 PM
Many have observed how much Hawks and Nucks fans hate each other. Well, contrary to what many of you think, most people I know here prefer Chicago to Boston in the upcoming finals. First in line among that crowd is yours truly. The reasons for that, no one asked? Here are the top ones:
Reasons I am cheering for the Hawks in the finals:
14. I bet CC will go to the Whitehouse.
13. Brad Marchand. Nuff said.
12. I am assuming Bickell will be awarded the Conn Smythe complicating the Hawks' cap issues next year. (Yes, I did just copy this from 2010)....
11. If the Hawks win, I am crashing Creatch's basement to attend the parade (provided there are assurances Versteeg is not going to make a guest appearance and rap again) so I get to see one before I die...
10. As is the case for Bryzgalov I fear and loathe bears.
9. If the Hawks win, it could potentially reduce talk of the friggen President's Cup jinx each year by up to 33.3333% next year.
8. Who would want skill and speed to be considered an asset in the playoffs anyway?
7. Zdeno Chara killed my father. Miss you pops. May this Father's Day be full of vengeance!
6. A Cup win should juice the "Stan as GM" thread by at least ten pages!
5. Nice try Walkom/Bettman/Shanny/Koch brothers/Steven Miller and other unnamed co-conspirators!
4. I have already reserved the screen name "5thStanleyCup". Hey 4th, feel free to PM me, but the updated name is going to cost you buddy. Big time.
3. Ccolin's win of a trip to game 1 of the SCF was cool, but getting to travel to see your favourite team at home -- that is made-for-tv-movie feel good cool! Way to go Colin!
2. They won't even let me JOIN the Bruins forum, despite applying three years ago and referring them to the wicked awesome mods here. forget about them letting me chat with them during the game. Me!!!! Imagine?!?!?! Who wouldn't want my incessant posts and lame humor that consistently falls flat, right Niemi???
1. I genuinely like most of you on these boards and I hope you get to celebrate again.
Posted Granada on 25 June 2013 - 11:54 AM
Oh, and the only people (in my opinion) who should ever, EVER, be allowed to actually hoist the cup are the players and coaches who win it: no front office people (other than the obvious GM's, President, Owner), no washed-up celebrity bandwagon jumpers, nobody but the players and the coaches. That picture above makes me sick.
Posted EbonyRaptor on 08 June 2013 - 09:03 AM
But big bad Bick
With a flick of his stick
Will beat almighty Quick ... AGAIN!
Go Hawks ! ! ! !
Posted BratislavaBlackhawk on 23 June 2013 - 07:27 AM
Posted GigECJ on 21 June 2013 - 05:55 PM
I am off to the Grand Canyon to teach true wilderness survival to a bunch of 13-14 year olds. I will likely emerge from the wilderness early Thursday morning, like some Rip Van Winkle, without a clue as to whether the Hawks won the Stanley Cup. It's killing me, but what can you do? Who knew the season would last into technical summer? This was planned long ago also.
Still, I want to represent anyone else who, for whatever reason, can't follow the Hawks to the Parade. You know, that's a huge part of the fun! I began posting here primarily because I live in the Seattle area and nobody in my circle so much as cares a lick about hockey let alone the Blackhawks! Being a "loner fan" is no fun. It's worse to be a "loner wolf fan" in the middle of the wilderness cut off from civilization! All of you "connected" sorts need to root them onward and upward for the rest of us. Get the Cup to be part of yet another 2 million plus throng of folk in The Loop. It's on you...each one of you! Stay positive no matter what inevitable negative ebbs and flows may occur throughout each game. Boston is the second best team in the NHL after all. Give them some cred.
"Take it to the limit one more time" fellow connected fans for those of us shut out from it all. You can do it!
Your Four-Feathered Friend,
Posted ROB315 on 03 June 2013 - 06:30 AM
Love his shots, he just finds the holes, accurate.
And yes, Toews and Kane should really, really take notes!
I think they are good.
I see it as Toews & Kane are the reasons Sharp, Hossa & the 3rd line are getting theirs.
There is so much emphasis of not letting Toews & Kane beat you that it opens doors for others. The opponents can only shutdown so many players and this what makes the Hawks so dangerous offensively because they can't shutdown everyone.
Posted Icaddiedforstosh on 29 May 2013 - 07:06 AM
All I can say is Go Hawks Go!! One Goal!!
Finish off the Wings and bring on the Kings!!!
I absolutely LOVE playoff hockey!!!
C'mon Karen....get your priorities straight! Your son will graduate again in 4 short years.....this is game 7!
Posted Smokinmedic1 on 26 May 2013 - 02:57 PM
Posted Hawkey1 on 18 May 2013 - 02:53 PM
Seriously, if stalberg is "the key" to this team, or series, the hawks are not the team I thought they were!
Posted Luxornv on 24 July 2013 - 08:16 PM
That's 3/8 thick aluminum and the piece is approximately a 7'' square.
Posted blkhwks918 on 19 June 2013 - 09:40 PM
Posted ROB315 on 31 May 2013 - 06:03 PM
IT' TIME TO GET IT DONE
LET'S DO THIS = 8
THE BLACKHAWKS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE
SO CROWN THEIR AZZ
CHICAGO (AP) - For all the difficulties they endured along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are still standing.
They might want to buckle up, though. The ride could get even wilder.
The Blackhawks and Kings are poised for what could be a tight and lengthy Western Conference finals, with Game 1 at the United Center on Saturday.
The Kings already have more playoff losses than they did a year ago when they went on a 16-4 run through the postseason to capture the Stanley Cup as an eighth seed.
"I cited critical moments last year," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said. "There were several of them this year where they were severely tested. They keep finding a way to fight through, as they've done at times during the playoffs.
All they did was rally from a 3-1 deficit to beat Detroit in the conference semifinals, taking Game 7 2-1 on Brent Seabrook's overtime goal to remain in the hunt for their second title in four years.
"You don't draw it up, you don't plan to win a seven game series coming back from 3-1," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "Looking back, I think it is a good thing for our team to have gone through what we just went through, to kind of be pushed to the end, for a moment (to) feel like that was it. You have certain negative thoughts that kind of creep in. You try not to think about them, that you're up against a tough team and the odds are against you. But we stayed positive. We stuck with it. We just had that attitude that you take it one shift at the same time, you win one game at a time, anything can happen."
The next challenge figures to be a big one.
No goalie is hotter at the moment than the Kings' Jonathan Quick. All the Conn Smythe Trophy winner has done is allow just 20 goals in 13 postseason games while carrying Los Angeles to its second straight conference final.
He leads the playoffs in goals-against average (1.50), save percentage (.948) and shutouts (three), and the Kings have needed it with their offense generating little.
They're averaging just two goals per game in the postseason, and they realize they need to rediscover their scoring touch. That's something that wasn't an issue during the regular season, when they were 10th in the NHL and boasted the Western Conference's top goal-scorer in Jeff Carter.
Despite their difficulties putting the puck in the net, the Kings have managed to get by in the playoffs even if it hasn't been easy.
They dropped the first two games to St. Louis and needed seven to take out San Jose in the semifinals, with all four wins coming at home.
Now, it's the Blackhawks with the home-ice advantage and games on back-to-back days in their arena. Clearly, they see an opportunity there. But they also realize they could be in for a tough time.
They had their difficulties with a physical Detroit team, and now, here come the hard-hitting Kings.
Posted ROB315 on 25 May 2013 - 09:12 AM
I like the Hawks chances tonight and I like the chance of turning the series with this win also!
Hawks 3 Wings 1
Another solid game from Craddy!
No, not at all. When you're sitting at your daughter's dance recital and looking at the clock and worrying about getting home to set-up the GDT...that's when you know it is time to retire. It's time to put things into the proper perspective.
Posted Stosh-1 on 23 May 2013 - 09:26 PM
He doesn't think he wasn't. He knows he wasn't. There is only so much you can put up with. I watched these games and cant say I blame him. Refs have been awful. When he got a pen, for exact same thing they have been doing all series long. He lost it. I lost it long before that.
Get over it. They're not playing well enough to win. It's the team's fault, not the zebra's.
The Wings have outplayed the Hawks by a mile. End of story.
Posted Stosh-1 on 17 May 2013 - 11:44 AM
Posted ROB315 on 24 June 2013 - 09:40 PM