The Mighty Blackhawks

When I attended the University of Michigan back in the early 20s–I kid, it was the mid 80s–I remember coming home after finals ended and hosting parties at my parents’ house in Flossmoor, Illinois to watch the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers in heated playoff competition. Aside from the Mike Keenan days, when the Blackhawks lost to the Penguins in the 1991-92 Stanley Cup Finals, this was the time I remember in my lifetime when the hockey organization stood at its peak interest-wise.

That is, until this year. I watched highlights of their first playoff game against the Flames on Thursday, and aside from the exciting way it ended in overtime, the crowd looked like it really was rocking at the United Center. I would be interested to hear from anyone who attended.

I also have a good feeling about the Bulls in the postseason, and with both the White Sox and Cubs looking competitive, it could be an interesting next month or so in the city. Stay tuned.


And the Boston Garden (I know – not the official name) was rocking last night when the Bruins took game one from the Canadians. And the Bulls? While I would feel better is KG were in the game – my Celtics are going to do just fine!🙂


The Blackhawks “stood at their peak interest-wise” in the days of Booby Hull, Stan Mikita, Glenn Hall, etc. . I know that was a long time ago–but that was great hockey!

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