Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/28/09 at 06:27 PM ET
from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune,
My suggestion is to enjoy the ride and assume it’s going to get even better as the season goes along. Why shouldn’t it?
When the Hawks skated all over the Sharks in a 7-2 road victory Wednesday, you could hear the rest of the league letting out an involuntary “whoa—what is that?” The Sharks have the best record in the NHL, and the Blackhawks made them look like a junior team from Saskatoon.
The game featured the long-awaited debut of Marian Hossa, and he scored two goals as if it were the most natural thing to do after spending four months rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder.
Before the victory over the Sharks, the Hawks had put together a seven-game winning streak. Now with Hossa in the lineup in San Jose, here came an epiphany like a rush up the ice: Why not this season?
I thought the Hawks were another year away from being a serious threat to win the Stanley Cup, that the Red Wings or the Penguins or the Sharks still would rule, but what we’re seeing now changes everything. Why not this season indeed?
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