As you know, my favorite hockey team won the Stanley Cup this year. I’m happy. Hell, I’m ecstatic. Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal. Jonathan Toews won the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. And Antti Niemi proved that he was the real deal.
Still, there are several ways that this year’s Cup victory could have been better for this longtime Blackhawks fan—6 ways, to be exact. Continue reading “6 ways ‘Hawks Cup win could have been better”
For the first time in seven years, the Chicago Blackhawks have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They finished 4th in the Western Conference, and will face the 5th place Calgary Flames.
And, for the first time in seven years, I can finally care about the playoffs. Continue reading “The playoffs finally matter again”
Living in Chicago and being a Blackhawks fan, you would think that I would be dying to go to this season’s NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.
To tell the truth, I did want to go to this game really bad. As my sister asked me, “How many times can you say you’ve seen a hockey game at Wrigley Field?” That raised a good point. Continue reading “When hype meets frostbite”
Sometimes the best things in life are free
I filled up the car the other day and after handing over the $90 drove off wondering, where went the days when you got something at a gas station (other than gas) just for showing up. You know–a freebie. Continue reading “Got ‘em, Got ‘em, Stick ‘em!”