Have you caught the Blackhawks fever yet? Here are the symptoms:
- Twisted stomachs
- Lots of yelling
- Knowing the chorus to Chelsea Dagger
- Cheering at the top of your lungs as Jim Cornelison sings the National Anthem at the United Center
Being late to the party is just fine. But it's time to give your full attention to the Stanley Cup Finals as Chicago takes on the Boston Bruins.
A Stanley Cup for the history books
Everyone who knows a little bit about hockey knows that this is a very special pairing of teams from the “Original Six”. For decades Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto and New York (Rangers) were the whole league. After the expansion in 1967, the NHL added more teams and diminished the spotlight on these six clubs. These teams do not have many meetings during the regular season. And not since 1979's Rangers vs. Canadians match up have two of the original teams met in a Stanley Cup Final.
That are good reasons this is a special match-up it is a way for history to be told and for history to be made.