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Champs on the Brink

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2011 by davepoleck

I think we can all agree that it’s only a matter of time before the Canucks finally do away with the defending Cup champion Blackhawks. Much of the media was fantasizing about a scenario where the Hawks’ weakened lineup would once again befuddle the mighty Canucks, but they’re just too good this year and Chicago has seemingly lost too much depth.

Tonight they will be facing elimination without Olympic defenseman Brent Seabrook, who is out with an “upper body injury” after the non suspendable hit from Raffi Torres. Good job NHL. If the Hawks were down 0-3 last season, I still think there would be a sense of hope within their locker room and fanbase. This year, their know losing this year is inevitable. In the dying minutes of Game 3, the normally rocking United Centre was eerily quiet.

The last time the Cup winner was swept in the first round was in 2003, when the Anaheim Mighty Ducks shocked the hockey world, sweeping the mighty Detroit Red Wings. The Ducks went on to the Stanley Cup Final that season.

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NHL Series Cover Curse: Part 1

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by davepoleck

Is it really possible that a curse exists for those players who are fortunate enough to be asked to be on the cover of EA Sports yearly NHL game? We know that it definitely exists for the Madden Franchise (good luck in 2010, Drew Brees), and while the NHL version hasn’t had the same catastrophic occurences, there is still room for speculation. Continue reading