Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Talk About Lonely

If you think Devin Hester of the Bears has it bad, try being a Chicago Blackhawk. Or a Blackhawk fan for that matter.

As my friend Soxually Repressed likes to say, "If a post falls in the forest, and nobody comments on it..."

Well, if a team at the United Center actually has a winning streak and nobody sees it, does it really happen? Well, guess what folks. Chicagoans got a rare treat as a home Blackhawks game was televised Friday night. So maybe someone who wasn't at the UC actually saw the game. When I was flipping channels, I did a double take when I saw the big Blackhawk symbol in the middle of the ice. I'll say this much for the game, it stopped my ADD-afflicted channel surfing for a few moments.

The Blackhawks are on a win streak. And in the last three games, they've accumulated five points all while being hurt. They've even lost young gun Rene Borque for 2-6 weeks and still managed to win. Chalk up the win streak to hot goaltending. On Sunday, Brian Boucher shut out Columbus, 1-0. And on Friday Sebastien Caron stopped the St. Louis Blues, 3-1. The two games prior to the win streak had very decent goaltending as well: a 2-1 shoot out loss in New Jersey and a 2-1 loss at home to the Red Wings.

Losing big time scoring means the defense has to step it up, and at least the goaltending has produced. Now as soon as Martin Havlat returns, maybe someone will hear the tree fall in the forest, I mean, the Blackhawks win a game again.


Blogger KillBillWirtz said...

Or, as Jesse Rogers said:

"Like a tree falling in the forest ... and no one there to see it".

1:13 PM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Dan MacRae said...

To think that there was an "Eric Daze era" brings chills to my very bones.

1:32 PM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous jrm78 said...

Figures that it was a Friday home game that was televised. It's the night with the worst ratings. Now bad-worse-Wirtz can say "see, no one watches BH home games, why should I televise 'em?"

As for the Hawks, good for them. I figured something was up when I didn't see them this morning at the bottom of the Central standings. When the Triple-H line was wiped out over the course of a week in October, I thought 'here we go again'.

2:10 PM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger margee said...

As an Islander fan, I appreciate the ineptitude of Bill Wirtz and the frustration of all 'Hawk fans. Even though the cumulative fans of both team could probably fit in my kitchen.

Who made the Blackhawk voodoo doll, though. That many players going down hard so many years in a row is not a coinicidence.

12:35 PM, November 17, 2006  
Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

Your answer, Margee, is probably Bill Wirtz. Obviously the fans wouldn't wish it on the team. (Even if the majority of the teams fan base was represented in the comments here.) Nobody else cares enough to even notice if NHL level hockey is still played in Chicago. Who else is left?

Still, surprised that this many people care about the team to gripe. Nice to see, though.

1:43 PM, November 17, 2006  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

What I wanna know, margee, is who is your dad?

3:12 PM, November 18, 2006  

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