But I guess I’m pretty greedy.
As a Chicago fan, I’m pretty pretty lucky. In my lifetime I’ve gotten to watch the Bears, Bulls, White Sox, and Blackhawks all win championships. In fact, Chicago is the only city in the last 25 years to have won them all. Sure, the Bears haven’t done it since 1985, but still… they’ve done it. And better yet, the Cubs haven’t.
So last year when the Blackhawks were in the playoffs and dominating pretty much everyone the entire way though it was looking like that young team was headed for a dynasty. But I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. I said that no matter what happens, if they win 1, I’d be happy and satisfied with it. They did. And I was.
Then salary caps took over. The team was dismantled except for it’s core of stars. They kept saying not to worry, that with guys like Kane, Toews, Keith, and Sharp locked up the transition would be seamless. My conviction of being satisfied with just one cup continued, but may have waned a bit…
Now, down 3-0 in the first round to the dirty scum Canucks….
Well, thank God for da Bulls, at least.