Thursday, June 10, 2010

Congratulations Hawks!

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the 2010 Stanley Cup.  It has been a long time coming.  I can't wait for people to start calling me a fair-weather fan when I wear one of my collection of jerseys, sweaters, and t-shirts...because that is always SO awesome.  I wear them for 15 years and you don't notice...but now I am a fair-weather fan.

Chicago, I am proud of the way that you have turned around the organization.  It was almost painful going to games with crowds of under 10K because the United Center is huge.  Then the fans that did come just booed the opposing team instead of cheering for their own team.  It was not a happy or healthy atmosphere, thats for sure.  But look at you now, full houses of happy, cheering fans the past couple years.  It is great to see a team gives it's all and not give up when they are down a goal or two.  That is awesome.  I just wish the stand where the one guy made the footlong Chicago dogs was still there.  The Chi-dogs from the regular concession stands are not even close to his artistry.

This year's finals and even playoffs in general were some of the best that I can remember.  All the teams seemed so well matched for each other.  Sure, I wish there were some differences - I wish Phoenix and San Jose would have done better...but overall the quality of game play and the match-ups were top notch.  Seriously every game in the finals was great...2 overtime games, several 1 point games - it felt like no one was safe and either team could win any game.  Great hockey.  Plus the first year that many people probably have been able to watch hockey in HD - it makes a difference and it is wonderful.  HD makes the games so much easier to follow - unlike the FoxTrax glow puck system used in the late 90's (although I do have to say it was a nice try to help get new people into the sport).
Congrats've earned it.




Lax Guy said...

Third year straight of an Original Six vs the first expansion group...
Congrats to the Hawks, but I'm still pissed my Wings choked.
Even though the series was against Detroit, I was kind of hoping the Yotes would make a run. Just because those players were in the worst situation ever. And I wanted to see hockey in the desert have the same spark as Redneck Hockey (Carolina's own term).

Chicago Blackhawks said...

Congrats to the chicago blackhawks on their stanley cup victory!I went to game 4 and boys were great !Thanks for the great tickets ! they made my day. Ticketsinventory and Blackhawks are #1

Michael said...

Although Detroit is usually my number one,I was not able to get into them this year. It wasn't just that they sucked much of the time, I just found their play uninteresting this year - just living off their powerplay. I was rooting for the Coyotes just because they also made an amazing transformation of worst to first...and was hoping they could really change Phoenix into a hockey town.

Thad said...

This was one of those rare years where I liked both teams in the finals. Glad the Blackhawks won, I know that their fans have been suffering for a long time. I'd have to say that seeing Jeremy Roenick crying after the game was one of the cooler things I've seen in awhile. He'll always be a Blackhawk in my eyes. Enjoy it this year Chicago, the Avalanche are making their comeback!


Michael said...

The Avs got some good building blocks this year, hopefully they can build a team around them like Chicago did with Toews and Kane.