Five Reasons Blackhawks Fans Should Be Rooting For The Wild Tonight

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Feb 12, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Franziska Fritz poses for a picture for teammate Sandra Kiriasis (GER) of the women

2. Altitude vs Land of 10,000 Lakes- If anyone has run or exercised at any type of altitude you know the burn your lungs feel and no matter how great of an athlete you are the altitude is a killer and is a serious home ice advantage for the Avalanche.  The Wild on the other hand play at sea level or make that Lake level and only have a home crowd advantage until the Hawks lead on the scoreboard.  The Hawks were 1-1 in Minnesota last spring during the playoffs while they have struggled at times in Denver.  A mile high could be the biggest home ice advantage in the NHL so rooting against that is a no brainer.

1. Home Ice Advantage- All the other points have their importance, but the biggest reason Hawks fans should be rooting for the Wild is that the Hawks would have home ice advantage! If the AV’s win its possible that if the Hawks keep advancing they would never have home ice so why not root for the Wild and home ice advantage for the Hawks.  The Hawks are 2-2 in their last four series without home ice advantage while they haven’t lost a series with home ice since the Toews/Kane era began.  Home ice doesn’t guarantee a victory, but it sure something nice to have in your pocket anytime during the playoffs!

No series is a gimme and all Hawks fans should be happy the series went 7 games for the extra rest for the Hawks, but these are my five reasons the Hawks should be rooting for the Wild tonight!

Who do you want to win tonight?

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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    The Blackhawks are a different type of Beast during the playoffs so I would prefer they play the Avs and I believe the players feel the same way. Conversely, I would love for our Hawks to have home ice advantage so naturally that would mean that the Wild would have 2beat the Avs. Now back to my preference regarding the Hawks v. Avs… The Blackhawks would probably want to really play their brand of hockey to show the Avs that regular season is one thing and the playoffs are totally different animal especially in a best of 7. Whichever team we end up playing, I hope that Coach Q will insert Morin, for his game, the will, grit, & resolve are infectious plus he (Morin) would be a huge plus for our shaky 4th line, which is a total mess presently, as Versteeg & Bollig have all but disappeared during the 1st round, considering how effective they were during the latter stages of the regular season, but then Coach had to tweak with one of the most productive lines when the playoffs started and poof! What happened to that line? Go Hawks!

    • Blackhawk Up

      I like the fact that Morin gets thrown in every time!!! #FreeMorin

      • Lloyd A Brodnax

        Keith, yes #freemorin.