Blackhawks triumph helps Chicago recover from Great Fire of 1871 (SATIRE)

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With every postseason win, the Chicago Blackhawks take another step towards drinking the blessed waters residing within Lord Stanley’s Cup. The possibility of tasting these pure waters lifts the spirits of Windy City Citizens still yearning for a ray of light to guide them through the dark devastation brought on by the Great Chicago Fire in October of 1871.

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Blackhawks Stanley Cup helps Chicago recover from Fire of 1871 (parody)

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(note: this opening paragraph is obviously parody)

With a win tonight the Chicago Blackhawks will take another step towards drinking the blessed waters residing within Lord Stanley’s Cup. With just five more wins, the tasting of these pure waters will lift the spirits of Windy City citizens still yearning for a ray of light to get them through the dark devastation brought on by the Great Chicago Fire in October of 1871.

Every Brian Bickell goal is yet another opportunity to make Chicago residents forget about that fateful lantern, kicked over by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow that led to doom and destruction. Every point scored by Blackhawks leader Jonathan “Captain Serious” Toews is another chance to alleviate the serious and somber mood possessed by many who lost everything in the second city’s historical inferno.

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NHL Named Pro Sports League Of The Year, Expects Record Revenue

2011 NHL Western Conference Finals Preview

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2011 NHL Western Conference Finals Preview

 

The Eastern Conference Finals kicked off last night with the fifth seeded Tampa Bay Lightning knocking off the third seed Boston Bruins in Boston.  Check out the preview for it here.  Tonight, the President’s Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks host the second seeded  San Jose Sharks in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.  On the line for these four teams is a chance to continue the dream:  chasing the Stanley Cup.  Find out who to watch, what to watch for, who has the advantages, and more, all after the jump.

Bryan Vickroy

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2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals Preview

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2011 NHL Eastern  Conference Finals Preview

 

The Eastern Conference Finals drop the puck tonight with the fifth seeded Tampa Bay Lightning squaring off with the third seed Boston Bruins in Boston.  Tomorrow, the President’s Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks host the second seeded  San Jose Sharks in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. For a Western Finals preview, click here.  On the line for these four teams is a chance to continue the dream:  chasing the Stanley Cup.  Find out who to watch, what to watch for, who has the advantages, and more, all after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Sharks vs. Canucks: First NHL Conf Finals Strictly in Pacific Time Zone

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We’ve now arrived to the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff finals and a battle that pits the no. 1 and 2 playoff seeds, respectively, in the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks.

Would we want it any other way?

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Numbers and Records to watch this Stanley Cup Finals

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This is for the hockey geeks tonight watching game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers. Here are the numbers, records, trends and just overall factoids you’ll want to pay attention to.

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Marian Hossa Hex wears off with 2 more wins

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One of the Stanley Cup storylines being run into the ground during the 2010 Finals revolves around the Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa, and the fact that he was on the last two Stanley Cup losers. On Memorial Day, Hossa himself took a big step towards laying that oft-repeated storyline to eternal rest.

By Paul M. Banks

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Schedule for Hawks-Flyers Stanley Cup Finals Announced!!!

The Cup is the prize, not Hayden.

The NHL just announced the schedule for the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Flyers.

Based on their superior regular-season performance, the Blackhawks will host Games One and Two of the Stanley Cup Final, as well as Games Five and Seven, if necessary.  Games Three and Four will be in Philadelphia, as well as game Six, if necessary.

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks pits Badger vs. Badger

Pavelski and Burish as teammates

by Peter Christian

The last time both Adam Burish and Joe Pavelski stepped on the same ice with this much on the line was April 8th, 2006. It was as teammates and linemates for the Wisconsin Badgers in the National Championship Game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. I was there, but this story isn’t about me.

Now, a little more than 4 years later, both players are ready to battle for the Campbell Cup and the right to move on to play for the game’s ultimate prize, Lord Stanley’s Cup, aka The Greatest Trophy in all of sports. Of course, this time Burish and Pavelski won’t be looking to help each other on the ice. No, this time they’re on different lines, Blackhawks and Sharks, wearing different uniforms and in much different roles than they were for the Badgers when they both played their part in winning the national crown.

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Blackhawks advance to face Canucks- AGAIN!

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The Chicago Blackhawks have advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals with a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena.  The win secured a 4-games-to-2 win in their first-round series and a meeting with the Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semifinals for the second consecutive season.  Chicago will host Games 1 and 2 of the series, with dates and times to be determined.

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2010 NHL Playoff Study Guide

by Bryan Vickroy

Game on!!!  The greatness that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs has arrived for everyone to revel in.  The most exciting hockey of the year, coupled with the most intense drama in sports allows us to enjoy hockey well into the summer.  This  years cast of characters include some regulars, along with some new stars looking to shine for the first time on the big stage.  The grandeur of the Olympic tournament raised the stakes, and viewership, for the game.  This is the time to capitalize on it.  The following is a quick overview of the important factors in the chase for the Cup.  Because, admit it, you haven’t kept track of anything, it is hockey after all.  So enjoy the next few months, enjoy these facts, and attempt to benefit from them if you dare.  As study guide salesman Nelson Muntz says, “I can’t be held responsible for a few bad apples.” One team is sixteen wins away from glory.  Who will it be?