The New Rivalry in NHL: Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks

August 17th, 2010 by Mikal Elyse Leave a reply »

Nearly a year ago, the San Jose Sharks were just another NHL team on the Chicago Blackhawks schedule.  Flash forward to this season: Sharks fans are in for a rude awakening, should they cross Blackhawks fans.

Generally, no one is really concerned about teams from the West Coast.  Most of the newer NHL franchises have barely made any enemies from outside of their division.  After this past post-season and off-season though, the Sharks organization has created a rivalry with Chicago.

Let’s have a small re-cap of what caused this impending chaos.


1.      Dave Bolland vs. Joe Thornton

These two probably did not have anything nice to say about each other after the Western Conference Finals. 

In Game 2 of the WCF, Joe ...

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