Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Lord Stanley's Cup Returns to Chicago
Last time there was a 49 year wait between Cups. This time 3 years. I like the 3 year wait better.
What does this championship mean for Chicago? Well in a city that prides itself as a great sports city, it certainly mean alot. While we have had other champions; however, except for the Bulls of the 90s, many of those teams, as great as they were, failed to repeat their success:
1985 Super Bowl Bears- a great team that failed to return to the Super Bowl.
2005 White Sox- since that incredible 11-1 post season run, the White Sox have only officially won 1 playoff game (I say officially because the 2008 Blackout game does not count as a playoff victory but it should).
Cubs- ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
But the Blackhawks, first had to shred a lot of contracts because of the salary Cup returns with the same core players for the most part. Not it wasn't a repeat but with the salary cap, twice in 4 years is pretty amazing. Add to that the incredible regular season run for this team and Chicago can gloat a little!