Budding rivalry almost brings tears to my eyes

By Jeffrey Bartl

The Canuck Way vs. Blackhawk Up

This is the last image of Roberto Luongoat the United Center. Oh, the hilarity. The Blackhawks shoved seven goals up his ass and ran the Canucks out of town with a Game 6 victory, which featured Patrick Kane’s hat trick.

Let’s get this straight — these two teams do not like each other. The last time the Canucks and ‘Hawks met in the regular season, the United Center ice looked like it was hosting a giant orgy — clothes were thrown everywhere, people were rolling around on top of each other, Duncan Keith’s hair was being pulled, etc. It was a scene, man.

Then, the ‘Hawks dispatched the Sedin Sisters in six games in the Western Conference semifinals and made Luongo ball his eyes out. Tonight, the two teams finally get back on the ice.

Vancouver is missing Daniel Sedin, whose injury is most likely from the brunt of some incestuous act with his brother, Henrick. The Canucks are also missing a road win this season, something they come to Chicago in search of.

Antti Niemi will be in net tonight, as Coach Q took the country’s advice to bench poor Cristobal Huet at home. Niemi will undoubtedly get a ridiculous ovation from the home crowd. Let’s see if the boos are just as loud if he lets up a softy.

I’m short on time, so I’ll just leave it at that. I’ll be in my usual seat for tonight’s game — Section 326, Row 12, Seat 11. Stop by and we can do some hand slaps or something… I don’t know. Shut up. GO HAWKS!!

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