2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Brendan Shanahan’s Take on Hawks’ Chance

June 9th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks will have an opportunity to not only win a championship, but end a 49-year Stanley Cup drought in the Windy City.

When it comes to the subject of winning championships, and doing so with the burden of history and an entire city's dreams on your shoulders, there are few who can speak with more authority than Brendan Shanahan.

The current NHL Vice President of Hockey Operations and Business Development, and winner of three Stanley Cups, all with Detroit, spoke with Bleacher Report on Wednesday morning and shared his thoughts about Chicago's chance to win a Stanley Cup in Game Six.

"It's probably to their benefit that they're playing on the road," Shanahan said.

"In a game where you've got such nerves, when you're one win a way from your career dream come true, I think that being on the road, not having the distractions [of playing at home], I think it helps [Chicago]."

Though these finals have essentially been a homer's series, neither Philadelphia nor Chicago have won a road game as of yet.

Shanahan thinks that Game Six could provide a better opportunity for Chicago then that they ...

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