Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Final Exams

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! 

It’s almost hard to believe that this time last year it was the Chicago Blackhawks heading to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.  Now a year later it’s Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against the San Jose Sharks.

Yep, the NHL Office and their broadcast partners had to say a lot of prayers and thank you’s that the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t make a repeat appearance in the Finals instead they get Canada’s favorite son Sidney Crosby. This should give better TV ratings to the Final without any familiarity from last years Final.

The biggest outcome from this series is the fact that either Phil Kessel or Joe Thornton will be hoisting the Stanley Cup sometime in June after a career of disappointments in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

This meme circulated yesterday which seems like every Chicago Blackhawks fans thoughts about the Stanley Cup Finals which makes you believe everyone is anti-Crosby except Pittsburgh fans.

So are you excited about the San Jose Sharks vs Pittsburgh Penguins matchup in the Stanley Cup Final or will you be fastforwarding right to baseball like I did the second the Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated from the playoffs?  Either way we can’t change it and it all starts tomorrow night.

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