• Brandon Murray

    Guys & girls, I have very few words. I have tears in my eyes. I didn’t think this was possible in February but I never doubted them once they got in. Mother Fucking Stanley Cup Champions!!!!! I love this team & I love all of you! Especially you Sopel….

    • DJ

      Never make your pick in February. Heck, never make your pick until maybe the Conference Finals

      • Sopel the catfish

        I’LL MAKE THAT PICK ANY GODDAM DAY OF THE WEEK AND IT WILL BE BLACKHAWKS. THERE IS NO QUIT, THERE IS NO DOUBT, ONLY THE QUIET CONFIDENCE THAT THE CAPTAIN EXUDES. WE NEED TO BE BENEVOLENT RULERS* AS CUP HOLDERS, BUT WITH THE SAME BREATH THE PLEBEIANS NEED TO RECOGNIZE THE SUPERIOR TEAM. WE ARE THE HAWKS, THE MIGHTY BLACKHAWKS.

    • Hope your G.I. tract recovers over the summer, mate.

    • Hockey Newbie

      Guys and gals, what a strange trip it has been. Could not think of any better to spend it with, besides my youngest daughter. I will most likely never meet most of you since I live out West, but maybe one day I can get together with “Aesmy” out her in Zona. That being said, I can now wash my lucky clothes, spend my lucky nickel and shave my wannabe playoff goatee. This run was one of the most exhilarating, tense and unpredictable ride yet, and it was great how you never knew who would step up from night to night, but just that someone would. Out here in Cali on vacation, and my daughter said one of the shops had a sign which read ‘shop owned by a Ducks season ticket owner”. Wish I would have been at the store so he could have seen my 2013 champions shirt, oh well, why would you broadcast that anyhow? Glad I can enjoy the rest of my vacation now that cup is back where it belongs. Good night all and thanks for the entertainment, the energy and all the knowledge you dropped on me this year. What a great site this is!!!

    • Sopel the catfish

      I RUV ALL OV YOU

  • Bob in EP

    I love you all!!!

  • Guest

    Hey Sam, remember when you declared this team dead in April πŸ˜‰ Sorry buddy, had to remind you to NEVER doubt this team!!

    FUCKING STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!

    FUCK YES!!!!

    • Scottie

      ^lol @ this fuckin guy….

      GO HAWKS!

      CHAMPS!!!!

      • Guest

        I know, I know…Haha, sorry. But, whatever, it all worked out in the end!!

    • Adam Smit

      I’m REALLY hoping Sam writes an amazingly hilarious mea culpa post about being spectacularly wrong about the Hawks. No pressure, Sam.

      • Guest

        Eh, I know he wasn’t the only one thinking that. I mean, we all were thinking those were must win games towards the end of the season and the Hawks looked like they couldn’t care less. I just wanted to send a little good natured ribbing Sam’s way πŸ™‚

        Let’s enjoy another Cup!! (As a fan who grew up with the Hawks 90’s teams, I never would’ve thought I’d ever get the chance to say that!)

        • Adam Smit

          Oh, don’t get me wrong: Sam is one of the best Hawks bloggers there is (IMO). Which is what makes it even better. Which is also why he should quote himself and give the internet a little good-natured seppuku. πŸ™‚

      • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

        I’ll go first. This team totally fooled me. Granted the ‘Kane is hurt and off the cap’ acquisitions helped a lot, but I still did not see this team getting out of the division. Haven’t been so happy to be wrong since I thought, “She’ll never marry me.”

        • Guest

          Haha, I love that last sentence, Sparky. Gives me a little hope πŸ™‚

    • zamm

      Sam and everybody else on earth should be done doubting The Hawks. It looks bleak as shit, but that was the regular season and Kane had just gone down These guys know how to do it and when. I’ve learned my lesson. It’s incredible the resilience these mofos possess.

      • Sopel the catfish

        THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS WHERE I DON’T MEAN TO BE THAT DOUCHE THAT SAID I TOLD YOU SO, BUT I WILL REITERATE THAT I HAVE NO WORRIES WITH THIS TEAM UNTIL THEY ARE ACTUALLY LOSING IN AN ELIMINATION GAME. KILLER INSTINCT ON FULL DISPLAY FOR FOUR PLAYOFF ROUNDS. WE ARE TRULY LUCKY TO BE HERE TO WITNESS THEY HOCKEY THEY PLAY.

        • zamm

          be that douche. be it till it hurts

        • duncans peace pipe

          fuckin A right

  • Dan

    This is why we signed Crow when we did. His value after this game is above what he is signed for.

    • mortysalos

      i don’t want to hear any more shit about crow. 2 time cup winning goalie. TWO.

      • Brandon Murray

        If i could upvote this 1000 times I would.

      • jordyhawk

        Grant Fuhr and Billy Smith won a ton of cups never looking that great in the regular season and then slamming the door in the playoffs. Some guys are like that.

  • mortysalos

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIOOOONNNSSSS, MY FRIEEEEENNNNNDDDDSSSSS

  • Theo Von Hohenheim

    My kid was a newborn when the Blackhawks won their first of three in 6 years. So basically, he has magic powers and HE’S ON OUR SIDE.

  • jordyhawk

    What up with those dumbass blue and white hats. Did they think Bolts were gonna win and then get stuck having to slap Indian Heads on them? Fucking Bettman.

    • DJ

      No, they’re dark gray

      • jordyhawk

        Hmmmm. Have to get the lamps checked.

        • DJ

          The Lightning-branded gear was under lock and key in New York. It’ll now be sent back to Reebok to be destroyed (the production run is too small to make it worthwhile to ship to underprivileged countries).

          • jordyhawk

            Maybe then can peel one off and give it to Milbury before they shred the rest.

    • Randall Froeschle

      Same hats as 2010. As my sweat stained brim shows.

  • Bwana

    Where’s Rosi?

  • zuppadipesce

    Fels, McClure, Killion, everyone: Thanks for such an awesome year! 3 in 6! Go Hawks! 86 days to training camp!

    • chitownproud85

      Though I dont always agree with the poster, this blog has helped keep me even on far too many restless and insane nights. This is another. THANK YOU! LETS GO HAWKS!

  • DJ

    Tazer refuses to say the D-word. Grateful that others are. Beliveau-esque

  • DJ

    42-20 from the dot. Homeric.

    McDonough — People will remember this forever.

  • Randall Froeschle

    We are so very lucky to be witnessing this. Very few fans in all of sports experience this. Go hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chitownproud85

    Wow. I had all of these beautiful delusions of a Crow shutout to finish the series and the 3rd cup in 6 years…and then reality happened. So reality is more beautiful than a man’s dreams? Fuck yes it is. Congratulations to our boys, congratulations to the fans that saw this team through the “seriously we arent on TV days” and congratulations to the folks on this blog – YES, THAT JUST HAPPENED! HAWKS IN SIX! HAWKS 3 IN THE LAST 6! BOOM!

  • PuttingOnTheFoil77

    DYNASTY!!

  • seabsrat

    As a relatively new fan (watching since 08-09), I am so unbelievably spoiled to have witnessed 3 cup wins in so few seasons.

    This group in red I’ve had the pleasure of watching is special. I will not take it for granted.

  • jordyhawk

    It’s great when are introduced at the draft as picking 30th, the SC champion Chicago Blackhawks but that pick is going to Yotes in return for Vermy. I guess we’ll just have to settle for the Cup.

    • Budi

      Very much worth it now when you look at the entire body of work he had from the deadline through tonight. It wasn’t always pretty, but when it mattered Vermette came through. It was worth the 30th pick and Dahlbeck.

  • Hags

    What an exclamation point on this chapter of Blackhawks hockey. So much to say, but I struggle to find the words, so I’ll leave with this: Fuckin’ right Chicagooooooooo

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    ” I am a Stanley Cup champion Pierre”. That sentence was worth 2 second round draft choices.

  • HawkIPA

    This one is something special. It’s the first Cup for my son. He won’t remember the Blackhawks onesies and day games we watched together, but I do hope that when I tell him about it in a few years, and he sees the pictures of how his “arrival” after a nap coincided with quite a few goals, he’ll at least crack a smile. I hope the Toews/Kane era can bring championships for him that he can remember in a few years, but for now, this is enough. What a treasure this team is and how lucky are we to be fans of it!

  • Shawn Wilson

    What a team. Try to soak every moment in. Will probably watch reruns of post game all night long. Thanks to all of you for letting this newbie share in your Hawk talk. It’s always enlightening, insightful and often pretty hilarious. Goodnight and Go Hawks!

  • Bob Lanz

    So yeah we did it. Holy fuck we did it 3 is the number! Holy shit I’m stunned and happy and ready to really enjoy this. To the salary cap I say fuck you to the the core I say thank you, welcome back Stanley we missed ya!

  • TitanTransistor

    I’ve been beyond the healthy limit of alcohol since about the 2nd period. So it still hasn’t sunk in. Thank god for the DVR back home.

    • Sopel the catfish

      I’VE GOT YOU COVERED BRO

  • TitanTransistor

    BTW, where-ever you guys are drinking. Pour another one out for Clint Reif.

    • DJ

      And one for Stan Mikita.

      • Oldfarthawkfan

        And Steve Montador

        • jordyhawk

          And Pit Martin. RIP.

        • duncans peace pipe

          amen 2 u and DJ

  • Still hard to believe all of this…

    I hope you’re all enjoying this as much as my brother and I are!!!!! Love you bastards!!!!

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    And StanBo”s lousy contract decisions, and the fact no one wants to sign with us.

  • Love how Gene Honda did NOT announce Gary Bettman’s entrance at the start of the trophy presentations…kept the ‘boos’ to something of a minimum.

    • ronin122

      I’m proud of my city that it was their moment, but they knew to give him the cold reception to start. Kinda a “don’t forget, you’re still an asshole”. LA couldn’t even manage that.

  • DJ

    Why am I NOT surprised that Carbomb is thoughtful and eloquent in the post game interview?

    • CurvedBlade

      Poor car bomb. I just checked the stats, and he played in 39 games. One more and he’d have his name on the cup.

      • Sopel the catfish

        I think the Hawks will petition for him to be included, I honestly think he deserves it.

  • DJ

    Now that’s a vote of confidence. Kimo reports that when they were discussing where he’d go for his last crack at the Cup, Flyer GM Ron Hextall pushed for us (after expressing dismay that he was going to possibly risk his health to try).

  • Jim

    Who won?

  • RWCrum

    Truly a TEAM effort. At one point or another throughout the playoffs EVERYONE was needed. If not for Darling, who’s to say the Hawks would make it this far? Rozsival provided quality time until his injury. Vermette has two GWGs inthe Finals. Kruger was a PK freak. Desjardins made a great 4th line with Shaw. Sharp was in the right place when Hedman decided to take out his goalie. Nordstrom threw some great hits before the Finals. Bickell single-handedly beat up the Ducks, likely sacrificing himself for the Finals, which led to Versteeg putting in some quality ice time. Teravainen got a GWG and his stick was in the right place A LOT. Hossa played a great two way game throughout the playoffs, Brad Richards regained his touch, Saad was often the best player on the ice and Toews showed why he’s the first player you’d pick if starting a team. Kane saved his best goal for his last goal and even Timonen had a clutch Game 6. But make no mistake about it, if not for the absolute rock solid performances of Seabrook, Oduya, Hjalmarsson and Crawford, lead by the Duke of Duncan, the King of Keith, Duncan Keith, the best defenseman in the NHL, the Hawks might have ended up on the other end of the score.As it is, the depth of this team is what made the difference and why they are THE 2015 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS.

  • DJ

    Parade will be Thursday. In between the Vermette baby (due date Wednesday) and the Seabrook baby (Friday)

  • Pilotefan

    Living in Montreal after ’61 thought we would rock for years. Then I thought Bill Wirtz would outlive me, the SOB.
    Rocky Got the Hawks out of the estate.
    Four Cups in My Lifetime!!
    Local 23km event Khusam Klimb Is June 2oth with over 600 entrants. ckpt# 5# Theme WAYNES WORLD.
    Competitors will get Chelsea Dagger as they fight their way to the finish.
    Guess who chose theme ?
    DisQus sucks.
    Hawks ROCK !!!

  • Brandon Murray

    When the Stanley Cup Final is tied 1-1 & the road team wins game 3, they are now 13-1 in winning the Stanley Cup. Only these Chicago Blackhawks could defy a percentage of 100%. Never tell them the odds because they just don’t care. Goonies Never. Say. Die. Neither do Blackhawks.

  • Joe DeTolve

    Sam..Matt..Matt..Ken..Every other degenerate and nonconformists…These are the moments I dreamed about and it’s happened thrice…MUCH LOVE…..BONERTIME!!!!!!!!!

  • CurvedBlade

    I need a t shirt that says “Pack up the cats”.

    • Sopel the catfish

      I AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE

  • Lionel Hutz

    Haven’t read any of this but fuck Titan. Douchebag.

  • CurvedBlade

    Having one last drink to Kessler and Perry watching the game from a nice, comfy recliner. Hope you enjoyed the game. Of course, it should have been you getting all the glory, right?

    • The Gatest Gamer

      I’m honestly very happy that our last series was against good guys. Shit, almost all of our series was against damn good teams and dudes. All, except for one.

      • Sopel the catfish

        All good guys in the final except for Hedman, he played like a cunt.

    • Budi

      No human can withstand that many hits though. Kesler is POS. So glad he got screwed again just like he did in Vancouver.

  • Dangles-a-Plenty

    A bit late to the party but holy fuck. This is literally unreal. 3 fucking cups in 6 fucking seasons. That’s absolutely insane! Now is the time to soak this shit in, I feel extremely lucky to be a fucking Hawks fan, boys. Holy fuck what a fucking run! Thanks to ToS for everything, you guys are the fucking bomb!!!!

  • Sopel the catfish
  • Sopel the catfish

    SERIOUSLY ALL Y’ALL GOTTA WATCH THEM LEGO SHITS, THAT IS THE ATTITUDE I’VE HAD WITH THE HAWKS ALL YEAR LONG, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME (UNTIL THE DISMANTLING AND SHIT, BUT FUCK THAT NOISE WE JUST WON THE CUP AGAIN) EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sopel the catfish

    WOOK WHERE YOU AT, DON’T TELL ME THAT MY WHISKEY AND BLACK & MILD’S OUTLASTED YOU

  • duncans peace pipe

    3 in 6

    • Budi

      Maybe that will be a new Tool song.

      • duncans peace pipe

        gross πŸ™‚

  • Sopel the catfish

    It’s been an awesome ride, through all the whiskey, and Golden Monkey, and vodka, and other assorted spirits, tonight is the (main) reason why we drink and yell and shout and scream and cry and complain and curse in front of our nieces. HAWKS WIN, do it again in 52 weeks

  • SAMCRO Outlaw

    Sitting on a barstool next to my boy Joe when we were 20 drinking a little waiting for game 3 of the Campbell Conference finals against those flunking Oilers, when I say screw this lets go & get a couple SRO tix (simpler times). We stood on kegs to see over everyone in front of us and the Hawks went off winning 5-2 then took game 4 to even the series. We were young & naive and knew that the boys were winning The Cup. But then Messier happened. But a lifelong Hawks friendship was forged, we often wax on that night at The Stadium. We got season tickets the next year and the first time they played the Oilers I got Dave Lumley, fucking dick that he was, to flip me off during pregame warmups & drank for free because of it. Thank you & fuck you Dave. So many great players to cheer for and it ended in the same heartache every year.

    But not this team. The core group drag new guys into their world, sometimes with ease, sometimes kicking & screaming, sometimes oblivious to their own transformation, but they spit them out as tough, hardnosed, focused, Stanley Cup Champions. I love the way they play. From the proclamation that no team can take that many hits, such bravado from someone who should have known better. These guys are crazy tough, they’ll take your hit, not go down, and make a play. They’re the most relentless group. I rip the coach quite a bit, but when he doesn’t snort horse dung, he’s a helluva coach – that’s why he’s so frustrating. But his in game coaching was pretty great throughout the playoffs and he sets a great tone for focusing on the game at hand.

    The winds of change are blowing into town, but not for tonight. Tonight is for the love of The Cup and a group of guys that know how to answer the bell. Thank you Blackhawks for making it so incredibly fun to be a fan.

  • duncans peace pipe

    my hate for lemieux and roy fuels my fandom. hey roy can’t hear or talk to you i got my ears and mouth plugged with 3 stanley cup rings.

  • casbone

    The day after…4 hours of sleep…back at work already…still soaking this all in. Think my liver is too. Caffeine will get me through this day along with watching replays from last nights victory. Great times guys. Who’s going to the parade?

  • jrzy78 .

    That was the greatest !

  • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

    I cannot get my head wrapped around it. Thanks to everyone at CI for making the season even more enjoyable.

  • mnwildfan38

    I hope you’re all hungover this morning.