Blackhawks Down (and almost out)

With 6 games remaining in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks cling to the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, three points ahead of a Dallas Stars team which cleaned Chicago’s collective clocks on St. Paddy’s Day.  Chicago wraps their season up with two games against central division rival Detroit which would surely relish knocking the defending champs out of the playoff picture.  Should the Hawks –  who days after the 2010 Stanley Cup awards ceremony were chopped up like a 2006 Honda Accord –  fall short on their 2011 playoff bid, they will be just the 9th club since 1915 to fail to qualify for the post-season after winning the Lord Stanley’s Chalice the prior year.  As true competition withers into league parity and dynasties dissolve in favor of bottom lines (even in the formerly immune NHL) it is interesting to note that there has not been a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner since the Red Wings in 1997-98 after decades of multi-year championships by the Canadians, Leafs, Flyers, Isles and Oilers.

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5 Responses to “Blackhawks Down (and almost out)”

  1. Ian Paregol Says:

    Because Julieta asked for hockey…

  2. Spounder Says:

    The NHLs problem is summed up by the following: Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Altanta Thrashers, and Minnesota Wild…sounds like some indoor lacrosse league.

  3. Julieta Says:

    No offense to Blackhawk fans, but I would like to see the Habs win the game against Chicago, especially since it’s their last home game in the season.
    Glad to see some hockey talk here!

  4. Julieta Says:

    LOL! It’ll be nice to see the Jets return.

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