SolidSnake wrote:I'm sorry I'm not trying to make you out to be some Blackhawks fanboy or anything. That interferes at times with me. I just never liked the Hawks ever let alone now. With players like Carcillo, (I like to beat up taxi drivers or whatever he did) Kane, (Generic Crosby) Toews, and a crappy goaltending tandem (especially with one of them being Emery and I never liked him with Ottawa or Philly) that is somehow holding together. The fact the Blackhawks ended up lucking out being in the cup finals against Michael Leighton ( talk about lucking out ). I never liked Roenick or Chelios when they played for the Hawks either. It's just for some reason they annoy the hell out of me. Not to mention their goal song. Only person I even like is Q.
Sarcastic wrote:Chicago overrated or Detroit underrated?
mikey287 wrote:The Blackhawks were able to sleepwalk through the Minnesota series without lifting a finger (also got a gift by having the starting goalie get hurt) but now they have a moderate task to handle and they just haven't flipped the switch to "on" and they're running out of time clearly...I probably saw about half of their regular season games this year, they were interesting to watch and there was so much more effort and control in the regular season than I've seen so far in the playoffs.
The Red Wings are doing a good job of preventing the Blackhawks from getting going and Howard is quickly sneaking on to the Conn Smythe radar, but the Blackhawks never looked this out of sorts all season long.
When Joel Quenneville goes against the Red Wings in the playoffs, he has a bad time...
Idoit40fans wrote:They also have the best coach in the league.
mikey287 wrote:Also lost in all this: how well Jimmy Howard is playing. He's been just terrific, especially in this series. Last night was the first time this season the Blackhawks have been shutout, right? They've scored 2 goals in 3 games. Over the course of the season, they would average 10 goals over that same stretch of time.
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