April 13, 2009
Though it has little to do with martial arts, I have to give a huge shout out to my Chicago Blackhawks who made the playoffs with home ice advantage the first round versus the Calgary Flames! This is significant because the last time the Hawks made the playoffs was 2002!
The Hawks have a solid chance against the Flames as they won the regular season series. Win or lose this is a HUGE improvement in a team that has desperately needed it for quite some time.