Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Chicago Blackhawks are one game away from ending the longest drought without winning the Stanley Cup. It’s been since 1961... 49 years to be exact (The Leafs are next longest). The Hawks have it in their sights and they can taste it! Only one problem… the Philadelphia Flyers are standing in the way in Game 6 at Wachovia Center. I had Chicago winning the finals in 6, but now I’m not so sure that it doesn’t head back to Chi-town for a Game 7.
Chicago played a marvelous first period in Game 5 that lead to a 7-4 victory, but the Flyers still had plenty of fight left in them. Which, in turn, leads me to believe that if Chicago wants to end it in Game 6- they will have to play their best game of the series. Plain and simple. While the Stanley Cup finals has been highly entertaining, the officiating again is a main topic on most hockey fans minds. I, personally, think both teams and their fans have a legitimate gripe! Plenty of “soft” calls and missed calls throughout these finals. It’s getting to the point where it’s just not funny anymore. It’s a big problem and it needs to be fixed. Oh, and please, no more rule changes. That’s what caused the problems in the first place.
If Chicago wins the cup, who will be the MVP? Same goes for Philly. Let me know your choices and I’ll get back to you. Over and out!