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No Repeat For The Chicago Blackhawks

from David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune at the LA Times,

 At 10:10 p.m. CDT Sunday night, Chicago shook its fist at fate, cursed the Kings and slowly started to face reality that will take all summer to sink in.

BREAKING NEWS: Hearts all over town broke watching the Blackhawks lose, 5-4, in overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. There will be no Stanley Cup repeat or Grant Park parade. Stunningly, the Blackhawks' season is over. It even seems odd to type that....

You didn't have to be an NBC executive to appreciate what America witnessed. A wonderful series that deserved a Game 7 required overtime too — as fitting as it was frustrating. With due respect to the Rangers, the NHL will stage a Stanley Cup Final, but this series decided the league's best team.

"It's hard to admit to ourselves this season is over," Toews said.

Rest assured, it will be even harder for a hockey city to accept.

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SnLO's avatar

it will be even harder for a hockey city to accept

I don’t expect it to be all that difficult for Detroit or Toronto or Montreal to accept the Blackhawks are out of the playoffs. Oh, he meant Chicago. The Windy City? The city of bandwagon fair-weather fans, jumping whichever way the wind blows onto the coattails of a team that is winning. Later today it will be a baseball city.

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 06/02/14 at 11:40 AM ET

Alan's avatar

Does this mean we can stop hearing about how Chicago is some sort of “dynasty”?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 06/02/14 at 02:47 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Does this mean we can stop hearing about how Chicago is some sort of “dynasty”?
Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 06/02/14 at 02:47 PM ET

Yep, right up until next playoffs.

Posted by Hootinani on 06/02/14 at 03:02 PM ET

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