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What If Chicago?

from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Forget the bump in the ice Tuesday. Indulge me while I traffic in hypotheticals.

What if the Blackhawks cruise through the rest of the playoffs?

What if they win their second consecutive Stanley Cup and their third in five seasons?

What if they don’t stop there?

What if the parades continue for several more years, and the city streets have a permanent layer of confetti?

Would that be the greatest accomplishment in Chicago sports history, given the difficulties and vagaries of hockey?


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MoreShoot's avatar

what if we found the key to nuclear fusion?
what if we could get big money out of politics?
what if every sports reporter refused to be stupid?

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/07/14 at 10:49 AM ET

awould's avatar

When the Red Wings, Lions, Tigers and Pistons all win their respective championships in a single year, Detroit will be tops in sports cities.

Posted by awould on 05/07/14 at 10:57 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

What if my aunt had testicles?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/07/14 at 11:55 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

One and a half cups. That truncated season is a big asterisk.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/07/14 at 12:06 PM ET

awould's avatar

That truncated season is a big asterisk.

I don’t really buy this. Every team in the playoffs that year had the same opportunity and played the same number of regular season games. If the Wings won year, I certainly wouldn’t be talking about any punctuation but an exclamation point.

Posted by awould on 05/07/14 at 12:14 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

What if Rick Morrissey actually watched hockey games on a regular basis before April?

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 05/07/14 at 12:45 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The endurance run of half a season does not compromise a team like a full season does. The playoffs are a battle of attrition and no team entered the playoffs worn down.

Plus, Chicago won it so…

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/07/14 at 12:55 PM ET

awould's avatar

Plus, Chicago won it so…

You’ve convinced me.

Posted by awould on 05/07/14 at 05:16 PM ET

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