What The Cup Means To The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers

May 24th, 2010 by Joe Favia Leave a reply »
With the Stanley Cup Finals set for the 2010 season, it has come down to the Chicago Blackhawks of the Western Conference and the Philadelphia Flyers in the East.

Both teams have not visited Lord Stanley's Finals since the 1990's (Chicago in1992 and Philadephia in 1997), and have not won the prestigious Cup in much longer—1961 and 1975 respectively.

Both hockey clubs would love to end these streaks for their respective cities, as they are both hockey-craving enviroments that are sure to draw great ratings on television for the upcoming series.

What exactly is at stake for both teams?



The Blackhawks are a team with a plethora of talent, combining a load of skilled players with unique physical play and finesse.

The Hawks have had masterful goaltending in Antti Niemi, and leadership from Canadian gold medalists Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith. They finished one point short of having the most points in the Western Conference, but they swept the team that eked them out (Sharks).

The Blackhawks can erase the longest drought in the league and culminate th ...

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