The Chicago Blackhawks have had many great rivalries in the past decade and beyond, but a few stand out as some of the best.
The great thing about sports is watching your team win, well that and watching your rival lose. Rivalries like Edmonton and Calgary, Montreal and Toronto, and Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are games that you have to watch when they are on. It bodes the question to me, which team is the Blackhawks’ biggest rival right now?
While rivalries often live and die with the overall competitive level of the teams they involve, some rivalries will stand the test of time. When it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks, a few rivals will always be given an extra boo when it comes to games in the United Center.
Teams like the St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and Detroit Red Wings have been very good rivals with the Blackhawks. I have loved watching Chicago beat all three of these teams in the playoffs within the past decade, however, we raised the question to fans if you could only watch the Blackhawks sweep one of these opponents in the Stanley Cup playoffs who would you choose? The results were very interesting in my opinion.
The St. Louis Blues won with 61 percent of the vote. While I would love to watch the Blackhawks sweep the Blues, I think it might have some recently bias considering they just won the cup. Watching Chicago sweep any of these opponents would be great, but in my opinion, the best option would be the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings would be meeting up in the Stanley Cup finals, and the Blackhawks sweeping the team would be that much more awesome. I think if the Red Wings and Blackhawks played the best of seven series right now Chicago would be able to sweep the team right now considering how bad the Wings have been this year.
What do you think of this twitter poll? Which team would you like to see Chicago sweep the next time they are in the playoffs?