Chicago Blackhawks believe in themselves

Chicago Blackhawks believe in themselves

There are 88 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 28, 2009, titled Chicago Blackhawks believe in themselves. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

They began to believe about a month into the 2008-09 season. It was then that the Blackhawks started thinking their preseason plans of merely reaching the playoffs for the first time in seven years weren't grandiose enough.

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Since: Oct 08

Wayne, IL

#82 Apr 29, 2009
Super Dooper wrote:
Jack Tupp needs
A) a job
B) a girlfriend
C) a boyfriend
D) a playstation
E) all of the above
Vote now and win big!
Hey Jackleg! How 'bout your Nuks win a game or two aginst the Hawks before you come and crap all over our local boards. Geesh. Get over yourself.

Since: Dec 08

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

#84 Apr 29, 2009
Super Dooper wrote:
Jack Tupp needs
A) a job
B) a girlfriend
C) a boyfriend
D) a playstation
E) all of the above
Vote now and win big!
E)

Since: Oct 08

Wayne, IL

#85 Apr 29, 2009
Super Dooper wrote:
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or four. jackleg,****!
OOOOH. Touche, Super Pooper.
Coach Killer

Lake Zurich, IL

#88 Apr 30, 2009
If Luongo plays spectacular the Canucks will probably win the series. But even with his outstanding goals against lifetime in the playoffs he only has a record of 9-7 which includes the sweep of the offensively challenged Blues last week. This is because even with spectacular goaltending it is still a team game.

The Hawks have way more firepower than the Blues so Luongo will not have as easy of a time in this series. Assuming the Hawks figure out ways to score it will go six or seven games and in my opinion the longer it goes the more things tilt in the Hawks favor. There is little to no pressure on the Hawks to win the series (I have yet to see an "expert" pick the Hawks to win) while the Canucks have the weight of Canada on their shoulders. That weight will be very heavy by games six and seven.

The Canucks should win but the teams that should win don't always come out on top....just ask San Jose.
Section 313

North Chicago, IL

#90 Apr 30, 2009
Super Dooper wrote:
If Luongo didn't miss 26 games and we played in your week division we would have more points anyhoo. So we should be seeded higher. Bigger, faster and better plus we are much better looking! When you are down 3-1 on Thursday just remember that The Caps came back and don't give up hope. Just winning one back in Chi town would mean your season was a success. Van in 5. Just too good!
HAHA! Half the Western Conference playoff teams came out of the Central. Ignorant.
Hockeyfan

Concord, Canada

#91 Apr 30, 2009
People who are not fans of hockey are really missing out, there is nothing like the game of hockey especially in the playoffs. The players are such elite athletes and they crank up the intesity so much. It's amazing to watch the speed at which they play,anyone who has played the game knows the skill it takes, you pretty well know that as soon as the puck touches your stick you are either going to get smashed thru the boards or crumpled by an open ice hit. Judging by the last game between Vancouver and Chicago this series is going to be a wild ride, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.
Thin The Herd

Moab, UT

#92 Apr 30, 2009
Hockeyfan wrote:
People who are not fans of hockey are really missing out, there is nothing like the game of hockey especially in the playoffs. The players are such elite athletes and they crank up the intesity so much. It's amazing to watch the speed at which they play,anyone who has played the game knows the skill it takes, you pretty well know that as soon as the puck touches your stick you are either going to get smashed thru the boards or crumpled by an open ice hit. Judging by the last game between Vancouver and Chicago this series is going to be a wild ride, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.
I think it will be a good series, but I don't think the last regular season game will mean much. The Hawks were going through the worst part of their season, and have been on the upswing since then.

Neither team will want to get caught up in stupid penalties, although it should be hard-hitting.

Still, I do hope the opportunity comes about to level that little sissy Burrows. A few broken ribs, ala Phneuff would be good for her. Teach her you don't pull hair in the NHL.

As you say, hockey players are the best athletes going, on many levels.
nuck4life

Delta, Canada

#93 May 11, 2009
Luongo is a good goalie, but not a "Great" goalie. He will never be in the same league as a Dryden, Roy (Canadians), Brodeur (Devils), Hazik (Red Wings) or Smith (Islanders). Those were great goalies who could steal a win or two, which would push you over the top in a Stanley Cup run. Luongo is not in that elite tier status. He had a brutal GAA against Chicago and "Great or Elite" goalies find a way to shut the door....end of story.

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