2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Welcome To the Chicago Blackhawks Bandwagon!

May 22nd, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
I can't help but sit back and laugh as I survey the blogosphere in the last four days.

The entire regular season, Chicago Blackhawks fans and regular writers everywhere have been told to temper their excitement and expectations because they "didn't have the experience" or because "their goaltending wasn't good enough" to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.

For the past two years, the youngest team in the league and their fans have been treated like little brothers.

Certainly the depths to which the Blackhawks organization sunk under "Dollar Bill" Wirtz merited the rest of the hockey world writing off the franchise from the late '90s until the later parts of this decade; everything that could have been done wrong was done twice, and then perfected.

No home games on television, annual ticket price increased and talent decreased, and superstar departures every time the organization failed by developing a legitimate player made the cynical Chicago fans turn and walk away.

And, if the city the team is in doesn't care about it, why should the league? Or the media that covers the league?

Then the old man died, and ...

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