San Jose Sharks Will Use Chicago Blackhawks as a Measuring Stick

December 21st, 2009 by Nick Burger Leave a reply »
For years we have heard about the San Jose Sharks being one of the NHL's model franchises. As the team with the best record last season, every team in the league talked about San Jose as a "measuring stick."

Meaning, after playing against the Sharks, the outcome would give the opponent an idea of where they stack up against the league's best teams.

But on Tuesday, the tables will turn when San Jose goes into the United Center to do battle with the Chicago Blackhawks.

For those of you that have been living in a cave for the past several years, you might be kind of confused at this point.

"The Sharks are using the Blackhawks as a measuring stick? Not the other way around?"

Well, believe it or not, the Hawks are actually good again. Very good.

How good are they? Well, they sell out every game, they have some of the best young players in the game, and their games are actually shown on TV again.

Deservedly so. Chicago is currently one of the best, most feared teams in the whole league, let alone the Western Conference. Their 23-8-3 record and 49 points has them picked as a favorite to win the Stanley Cup ...

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