Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stanley
























Dad is smiling and so is my dear friend Joan. More thoughts to come.

8 comments:

PDO said...

HAWKS WIN! HAWKS WIN! HAWKS WIN!

Baroque said...

I'm happiest for Marian Hossa. So close twice in a row, and now he's won it finally. :)

Thrilled for all the Chicago Blackhawks, though. Long time coming and I know the fans realize how special winning is.

HBomb said...

And now, standing alone as the team with the longest Cup drought, at 43 years...the Toronto Maple Leafs!

Only 11 franchises have won the Cup since 1990. Sometimes it seems like ages since the Oilers last won (and it has been - I was in grade 2 at the time), but then when I look at the 18 franchises who have waited longer, including 13 who have NEVER won the Cup, I say to myself "hey, could be worse". Fact is, we were spoiled here in the 80's.

God forbid we go 49 years between titles. It really would be a lifetime...

Halfwise said...

Here is where I raise a glass to the Kenny Wharram legacy as Stan's usual RW. Gagner, Brule, Eberle, Cogliano -- these guys could all do worse than emulate the Hawks' old #17 in style and work ethic.

Lowetide said...

I remember G7 1971 like it was yesterday. I knew Kenny Brown (the backup G) later on and he said after the Lemaire goal there was a feeling of impending doom.

Good for these kids (last night). They overcame a similar feeling when Philly tied it (but in G6, mind you) and won the thing.

I suspect CHI will win another in short order.

Bobby Hull is getting a lot of face time (ironic that Mikita has aged so well and yet Hull gets the camera minutes) but a few forgotten men from that 1971 team (Bill White, Jimmy Pappin, etc) deserved a Stanley too.

Black Dog said...

LT - yeah I think they will take a bit of a hit in the summer but so will SJ and Lidstrom isn't getting any younger so they are probably the favourites next year.

I don't remember '71 but reading about it just murders me - they had it and then they let it slip away and of course to the Habs of all clubs. Just awful, shades of the Red Sox in '86.

Hull was always more iconic though wasn't he? I guess that is why he gets the interviews now but my God he looks like an awful wreck.

Black Dog said...

Halfwise - ah yes, Kenny Wharram, my Dad was a Max Bentley man and then a Mikita man but he always speaks highly of Wharram too. Terrific player on the old Scooter line with Mikita and Ab McDonald.

Rick said...

Don't forget the late Pit Martin on the 71 and 73 Hawks