As the self-appointed spokesmen/woman of the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, we are using the idea of “To the victors go the spoils” quite seriously. What we will do between now and the night the Stanley Cup banner is raised in the United Center is point out the shortcomings of all the teams that won’t have four crisp new banners in their rafters. We continue this series with the St. Louis Blues.
So, yeah, that sucked. The Hawks didn’t play bad, but they lost to the Blues, who we all hate. I guess it would suck more if the Blackhawks hadn’t won more Stanley Cups in the past year than the St. Louis Blues have won in their whole sorry existence.
My bad. I had recently declared that Marian Hossa would not appear in “THE GOOD” and that you should just assume he was good unless told otherwise. Apparently that’s not enough for Marian, who decided he wants his accomplishments RECOGNIZED dammit, and who the hell am I to say otherwise? Nobody, that’s who.
Should I recap this game? Does anyone care? Do the Blackhawks? Do I?
After the Chicago Blackhawks’ lack of effort last night against Phoenix, Hawks’ Captain Jonathan Toews said, “We’ve got to find ways to push ourselves and motivate ourselves for
these games. I don’t know what we’re thinking about right now, but
definitely our focus isn’t there.” Would it be there tonight?
Toews not only talked the talk, but he walked the walk. He assisted on Patrick Sharp’s opening goal in the first period, before potting one of his own, also in the first, leading the Hawks to a 2-1 win over the Blues tonight in Scottrade Center in
Dogpatch St. Louis.
No excuse for this one. The Hawks returned home from their 8 game road trip and promptly took a dump on home ice against the St. Louis Blues.