Hashtag Monday: Blackhawks Fan Superstitions

By Ericka McFee

Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Hashtag Monday: Blackhawks Fan Superstitions

Happy Hashtag Monday, Blackhawks fans! Well, maybe it’s not entirely “happy,” since the Hawks are coming off a couple of tough home losses this past weekend. Just remember: we are only midway through the season. It’s better to slump at this point (if at all) than later in the season, and certainly better than losing steam in the postseason. Who’s worried? I’m not.

Next weekend will prove to be much happier for the Hawks anyway, as they will be sending five players to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. But if you are going to watch the festivities, make sure to bring your sunglasses, because the players will have to endure some heinously bright jerseys. Last week, we asked all of you:

Not surprisingly, the response was unanimous:

Thanks, Steve – that’s exactly what I was thinking! I didn’t realize Mountain Dew was an NHL sponsor. It’s like someone came upon a paint color called “Radioactive Snot” and thought, “hey, I bet that would look great on a hockey sweater!” Of course that was only after being conked in the head with said paint can.

Turning back to the recent play of the Hawks – which could also be fairly labeled as “Radioactive Snot,” although that might be a bit too kind – I had to wonder why the Hawks were losing every single time I have attended a home game this season (and pre-season, for that matter). I joked with someone that maybe I was bad luck, and I had to stay away for a bit until they sorted themselves out. I also decided that I would wear my jersey when wearing games at home, which worked pretty well last season (for the most part).

So this week, we are asking:

Let us know what you think!

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