Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fan! Have you finally come to grips with the fact that for the third time in 6 seasons the Chicago Blackhawks will be playing for the Stanley Cup?
It’s almost too good to be true after years of watching my favorite players, Denis Savard, Steve Larmer, and Al Secord always come so close but never getting to the Finals, and Jeremy Roenick and crew getting to the 1992 Finals and not winning a single game. This team never ceases to amaze me their resolve and their will to win.
The Chicago Blackhawks now will kick off Game #1 in the Lightning Capital of the World, Tampa Florida. I went to college in Clearwater, and I’ve seen the Chicago Blackhawks play in all three arenas the Tampa Bay Lightning have used in their existence so this series has some meaning even if it isn’t an Original 6 matchup.
No matter the opponent, the Chicago Blackhawk have ONE Goal and that’s to Hoist the Stanley Cup when the series is over so it’s time to get focused on the youthful Lightning.. Here are some morning links to kick off your Monday.
The Tampa Bay Lightning followed the Chicago Blackhawks blueprint to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals (Bleacher Report)
The West was one by one calm, cool, collected, and talented team from Chicago on Saturday night in Anaheim (Blackhawks)
You have to like Patrick Kane’s attitude after Saturday night.. We Haven’t done anything yet (CSN)
The 2014-2015 ended in defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks, but it was a season of improvement in Anaheim (Anaheim Calling)
Oh by the way, Game #7’s are not supposed to be that easy (Sun-Times)
The Chicago Blackhawks won a tough, physical battle which they weren’t because they were supposed to wear down from all the hitting (Midway Madness)
The Rebirth and return of Brad Richards and his next shot at a Stanley Cup (Committed Indians)
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Meanwhile in Nashville, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game Logo was revealed (On The Forecheck)
Just like every team in the salary cap era, the Minnesota Wild will be going bargain hunting in free agency (Gone Puck Wild)
New Sabres coach Dan Bylsma and Evander Kane met for three hours yesterday to get acquainted (Pro Hockey Talk)
Ryan Kesler pushed the Anaheim Ducks further in the playoffs, but it wasn’t far enough (Puck Daddy)
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