• Jim

    This is how I felt after that OT goal:

  • Bannerman

    I’m not sure I buy the disconnect between Q and Stanbow. While it’s true that Stanbow was talking up Pirri and Saad to center became a thing, that could just be a motivation tactic for Q relative to Pirri. Even with Pirri, the Hawks were still a center short if you like Shaw better on wing. Those kind of experiments are fine in training camp. Clearly they are on the same page regarding Bollig who Q played no matter what and Stanbow re signed for 3 years. Inre the Versteeg trade, Q told Stanbow he wanted a veteran wing so he got Versteeg. If Q was upset about that he could have benched him but didn’t until the playoffs. As far as playing the young players goes, perhaps we’ll see more of that next season.

  • wanker751

    Well if Pierre gets the GM job…the broadcast gets more enjoyable! Then he could hire Eddie as a coach…isn’t that right Edzo?

  • JKM13
    • wanker751

      Well it would make a fine summer home…

  • halojumper

    Puck deflects off a kings stick deflects off Leddy…..goal seriously? Kings bandwagon fans mouthing off like they crushed the Blackhawks. Real fans don’t shoot their mouths off .

    • rhodes

      Best to stay away from that celebration. Let them have their fun.

      • halojumper

        Oh, I know I don’t want to get ran over:)

    • tablet

      lol yeah, I saw the same thing. Some of their fans sure made it sound like the final score in Game 7 was 7-2 or something.

      • halojumper

        I hope the kings don’t think all they have to do is show up. Rangers have good four lines and they defend well in front of their net.

    • Tom Crammer

      As a long time suffering Kings Fan (44 years till 2012) I apologize for those turds. They have no clue. When teams as good as the Hawks and Kings do battle its only going to be the team that gets the most lucky bounces and maybe plays overall a little better that wins the series. Last year was your year, this was ours. The hawks are a great team and I”m sure they will be better next year with a few improvements to certain positions. I will be shocked if we don’t meet again in the Conference Final. Until next year just remember you probably witnessed one of the greatest 7 game series you’ll ever see even though the outcome didn’t go your way. I know thr Hawks dam near gave me heart failure. Now bring on the Rangers. GKG

      • halojumper

        That’s what I’m talking about a true fan of hockey. The series was outstanding. I wanted the Blackhawks to win. I appreciate fans like you. Its not about insulting people. It’s about appreciating the great game of hockey. The Kings deserve to be in the Stanley Cup Final. I think these two teams will be entertaining for years to come. Because of the Blackhawks, Kings series I have a chronic case of tachycardia :) good luck to the Kings and their fans.

        • Tom Crammer

          No kidding. I was on the floor in agony in both games 5 and 6. In game 7 I actuilly died and came back to life thanks to Dr Gaborick. In overtime a lucky bounce gave me new heart. Oh by the way, an everlasting thanks for taking Jamie Tampon of our hands

  • SuperHawk27

    All you ever ask of a team is to be in contention for the championship every year, and this Hawks team was right there, just some weird bounces(for both sides) and the Kings advanced. As you all grieve the loss, just remember….Its better the be in contention and lose, than to never be in contention at all.

    • rhodes

      I agree (And, really, even that may be a lot to ask). It’s natural in the days right after a playoff exit to look for reasons for the “failure.” As the summer goes on–with next season approaching–everyone will realize this was a pretty damn good team with a lot of potential going forward.

  • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

    McGuire…. This could be even more fun than watching the Canucks burn.

  • wardrums

    Wow! What an article by Bernstein…
    One of the best synopsis of hockey I think I’ve ever read. “The weirdness of hockey”

    Check out the CBS link

  • wardrums

    Everyone seems to have Teuvo pencilles in for #2 center. Was there something wrong with Shaw?

    How about a Teuvo/Sharp/smith lie. Backed up by Kruger/Morin/?