Friday, May 15, 2009

bring it.

Have you heard? The Detroit Redwings are facing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference FINALS of the quest for Lord Stanley's Cup this year!! Last time the Hawks were here was 1995, against the Wings, and Detroit won in 5 games.

My first inclination would be cynicism to the mass of Chicago Blackhawks fan that are beginning to come out of the woodwork. Where have you been? I know there are a select group of you that have quietly cheered your team on, but with low expectations.

But then something else kicks in.

I finally have a chance to be surrounded by people who (at least feign) appreciation for HOCKEY. :) So I don't care if you think hockey is played in 4 quarters, if you call it a touchdown when someone scores, and if you think the Bulin wall is someone mispronouncing "Berlin".....wanna be a fan? BE A FAN.

And you know what? Chicago has a slight chance. These teams have met through the regular season this past year, and the evolution of games goes: Detroit winning in Overtime, Detroit kicking butt in regulation time, a long stint of not playing each other, and then Chicago winning the last 2 games of the regular season against Detroit. (although lets not kid ourselves, Detroit wasn't even tryin' - they had their spot clinched and couldn't gain or lose ground by their performance in those games, so they played it safe and easy to avoid injury/fatigue.)

So here's your chance, Chicago fans. ALL the games should be viewable on Fox Sports Midwest (channel 64 if you're Decatur Comcast). I'm sure we'll get a group together for one or two of the games towards the end. But don't miss a SECOND of the Conference Finals this year...(all times Central)
#2 vs. #4
Sunday, May 17 at Detroit, 2:00 p.m. NBC, TSN, RDS
Tuesday, May 19 at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. VERSUS, TSN, RDS
Friday, May 22 at Chicago, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 24 at Chicago, 2:00 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
* Wednesday, May 27 at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Saturday, May 30 at Chicago, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Monday, June 1 at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS


Monogenes said...

Anyone who favors Chicago in this matchup is just a complete idiot. It doesn't matter who wins, if they favor Chicago, they are an idiot. Period.

pastorwick said...

adendum. comcast sucks. versus sucks. stupid having only one "exclusive" carrier of NHL Playoff