I won't be watching too much of the finals; hard to be for or against either team. It's why I also watch very little of the Super Bowl- can't root against both teams.
Chicago can start using the word dynasty if they win, and if Tampa wins it will show the true parity in the league. I'm having a hard time believing they are a top 5 team, but what do I know?
Prediction: Hawks in 6
Chicago Blackhawks’ core capture third Stanley Cup, ready to go fourth
CHICAGO – John McDonagh looked around the ice at his celebrating Chicago Blackhawks, moments after they captured a third Stanley Cup in six years, all of them while he’s been team president.
“To see these guys mature into young adults, into grown men … most of our guys when I started here were single. Now there’s babies all over the place,” he said.
Little babies, wearing headphones to block out the pulsating bass from the party music. Wives and girlfriends. Parents that are a little grayer than they were the first time the Blackhawks won the Cup in 2010.
And yet the same names on the back of the sweaters: Toews, Kane, Keith, Seabrook, Hossa, Sharp, Oduya, Hjalmarsson. Eight players, plus head coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman. The foundation on which three championship teams were built, including the one captured on Monday night in Chicago. The chassis on which the Blackhawks’ even-expanding bandwagon in Chicago rides.
"We wanted it. We wanted it for each other, for the city. In so many ways, winning a championship like this in your own city in some ways transcends the sport,” said captain Jonathan Toews, who won the Conn Smythe in 2010. “Everyone wants to be a part of it. It's amazing. You can feel the energy. I'm trying my best to explain it but it's pretty tough. It's definitely overwhelming." ... read more: Yahoo! Sports