2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Time for Chicago Blackhawks To Seal the Deal

June 7th, 2010 by Bryan Dietzler Leave a reply »
I have to admit, I hadn’t watched a lot of hockey prior to watching the first five games of the Stanley Cup Finals involving the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers.  Being a big Chicago Bears fan and writer, I thought that it would be nice to follow one of the other teams in Chicago and cheer them on to a championship but I got a lot more than I expected tuning into game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Much like football, hockey is a hard hitting sport that is played very fast with few opportunities to score.  Just watching the second and the fifth game of the series, you got a chance to see just how much contact plays a role in the game of hockey.  Taking a player out of a particular play can provide big dividends for any team trying to score.  A good example of this is what the Blackhawks Dustin Byfuglien did to Chris Pronger in game five.  Pronger clearly had his worst game in this series because of what Byfuglien and the other Blackhawks players did and this helped lead them to their victory in game five.

The series shifts to Philadelphia for Game Six and the Blackhawks need to do exactly what they did in Game ...

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