May 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) is brought down by by a hook from Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) in front of goalie Jimmy Howard (35) in the second period in game four of the second round for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks: It's Not Over Until We Say It's Over!!

It’s NOT over yet!! There is a reason the series is a 7 game series and not a 3,4,or 5 game series!!

Yes this isn’t Animal House but it’s time to take over what is ours and show the Detroit Red Wings that this Chicago Blackhawks team will never lay down and a desperate team is the worst team to face in the playoffs.  Here are some things momentum changing things for the Hawks to do heading into Game #5.

1. Shave The Beards!- Yes this is drastic for you traditionalists, but I’m pretty sure that 15 teams go home every season and shave off unlucky beards.  Start a new tradition and shave the heads and beards.  Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews beards look ridiculous anyways so this will be an added benefit to them.  Be a leader not a follower and 30 years from now people will ask when the totally shaved tradition started and we all can look back at the 2013 Hawks team down 3-1 to the Red Wings that began something new.

2. Throw in a Rockford youngster- Switching up lines confused Mike Babcock for all of one shift when he thought Byran Bickell was out on the third line.  Put youth into the lineup remember that the 2010 team was full of 21 and 22 year olds that were not just hungry but starving to win and play hard.  I don’t care who it is from Brandon Pirri, Jeremy Morin, or playoff hero from 2011 Ben Smith.  Look at the jump in the skates the Hawks had when Drew LeBlanc played a regular season game now imagine the jump in the skates Marian Hossa or Patrick Sharp would have playing with someone who could keep up with them instead of trailing them every play like Michal Handzus.

3. Make Them Leave The UC Hearing Chelsea Dagger In Their Sleep- One way to change momentum in a 7 game series when down 3-1 and having home ice advantage is blowing the doors off the team in Game 5 and changing the tide in the series.  The Hawks need to win a 4-0 or 5-1 game Saturday night, regain confidence, and show the Red Wings they will have to play perfect hockey in Game 6 or 7 to even have a chance to eliminate the Hawks.  The Red Wings have had three straight perfect game plan and executions with all the bounces go their way.  The Hawks need to eliminate the need for bounces and make everyone wearing Red and White from Detroit duck everytime Chelsea Dagger is played.

This has been a special regular season team in 2013 but if they want history to remember them they will need to get out of their own ways and take back this series in Game 5! It’s not over and let’s keep it that way!!!


Tags: Ben Smith Brandon Pirri Drew LeBlanc Jeremy Morin Playoff Beards

  • Joshua

    Wishful thinking, the Wings are already living rent free in the heads of the Blackhawks, especially your Captain Toews. Make some tee times for Memorial day boys, cause your vacation is about to begin.

    • Joe

      Wow I guess you have a crystal ball. The Wings are leading the series only because the Hawks haven’t caught any breaks at all. Game 2 aside, the hawks have actually outplayed and outchanced the Wings overall. Things will eventually turn for the hawks and I expect that to happen in Game 5.

      • Joshua

        You don’t need a crystal ball to see the temper tantrum being thrown by your captain, three consecutive penalties, one of which cost them the game. If the hawks had been playing as well as you confess they would not be facing elimination tomorrow night.

        • Joe

          Sure he lost it. He’s frustrated as hell because he’s being constantly mugged and clutched and grabbed and held at every opportunity and the refs are swallowing the whistle. But even at that the difference between 3-1 vs 2-2 or even 3-1 Hawks has been about half a dozen goal posts and an equalizer goal in Game 3 that was called off.

          • Joshua

            Champions dont complain they overcome, this is playoff hockey and the mugging is going both ways. As far as the waved off goal, they never should have had that first goal after they boarded Franzen so its a wash, as I recall we won with 3 goals not 2.

          • Joe

            Sorry, the mugging is going one way only. We’ve seen this act before from Phoenix and Nashville. Sad that you have to resort to that.

          • Joshua

            whatever helps you sleep at night. I hope we dont hear the same whining from the fans in the next round. Have a great summer

          • Skylar Peters

            Just remember it’s a best of seven, and your Wings only have 3 wins.

          • Joe

            Well back to you. Enjoy your summer. I’ll continue enjoying playoffs hockey for a little while longer….