Thinking about Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp being back on the Chicago Blackhawks roster made me wonder to youtube and low and behold I was stuck watching 2015 Stanley Cup playoff videos.
My favorite video is every goal from the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs which of course starts out with the great comeback in Game #1 of the playoffs against the Nashville Predators. Two of the biggest things that sticks out watching the video is that Pekka Rinne was very good in the first round of this years playoffs although I thought the Hawks made it pretty easy on him.
The other thought is that having Brandon Saad in the lineup is going to be sensational, and it should really bring back Jonathan Toews offensive game. Saad has speed, scoring, and plays defense which should help take that pressure off Toews, while making him more of an offensive force once again.
The other thing that really struck me watching all the goals video was the fact that how much fun the Stanley Cup playoffs are when your favorite team makes a deep run in the playoffs, and how spoiled we were getting to watch the Blackhawks play deep seemingly each and every year. Now the last two summers have been long and drawn out after quick first round exits.
Before I talk about every goal here is the video of every goal in the 2015 Stanley Cup Championship run.
Looking back you forget how quickly they steamrolled the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the playoffs to march to the conference Finals. Devan Dubnyk was all world heading into the playoffs and just like that the Wild was gone.
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The Anaheim Ducks series really was a fun series looking back at with Ryan Kesler saying the Hawks nor any other person could withstand all these hits, but there were the Hawks dominating Game #7!
The Finals were not as entertaining as the Nashville and Ducks series if you ask me, but the Hawks used their experience to defeat the young and up and coming Tampa Bay Lightning. It really was a great series from Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen.
The thing is when it came to the final game it was ironic that Duncan Keith would score the Game Winning goal and then win the Conn Smyth.
I miss seeing the Hawks shake hands after a win, and the last time they did was in 2015! Hopefully with all these changes they can get back in 2018.