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Hawks Ready to Rumble. Canucks Fans, too.

04/11/2011 at 3:18pm EDT

via ESPN:

“I can guarantee you yesterday the whole entire league is scoreboard watching, and that includes them,” [Ryan] Johnson said Monday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “And I’m sure they were sitting there hoping there wasn’t a plane leaving Chicago today for Vancouver, I can tell you that much.”

Johnson would be right, but as a fan who has always been a little freaked out about facing the Blackhawks, I have to say I’m a bit less stressed about it with them losing their final game and not seizing their own destiny. Plus the first round is a better time to face them than later, imho—put old ghosts to rest before they even have a chance to get in your head.

All things considered, the situation is not as daunting as it might have been. As Johnson put it: “I should send over a case of cognac or red wine to [the Wild] to kick off the next few days.” Indeed. Send one to Dallas, too. Someone needs to thank them for stretching their carcasses out on the playoff highway like roadkill.

(Updated with a Mullet…)

In other news:

Cody Hodgson and Victor Oreskovich have been summoned to Vancouver this morning.

And in Vancouver, the city police are setting new records in anticipating Canucks fan craziness, sending out warnings before the games even start: they’d like you to behave at this year’s playoffs.

Oh sure, that’ll work.

Updated 12:08pm PT: Patrick Kane’s Mullet (courtesy of Chris Kuc):

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Sweet geezus. Now that’s just sad...

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