May 28, 2009
Fare thee well....
Well it is with bittersweet resolve that I write this post today. My Hawks officially went on their summer golf tour last night getting beat in OT by the Red Wings in Detroit. The irony of repeating almost EXACTLY what happened 15 years ago when we last made the conference finals was a bit of a hard pill to swallow. 4-1 was the series, against Detroit. Same as it was in 94! Frustrating. But on the flip side of the coin I would rather lose to an Original Six team like Detroit then some other wanna be team! This only strengthens the already deep rivalry between Chicago and Detroit.
I am proud of the team this season, as no one even expected us to get to the playoffs let alone the conference championship! The Hawks have a young team that has proven it will be formidable in the upcoming seasons. Finally some of the grit and hard nose work ethic, that the Hawks were always known for, has returned to the Chi! I have followed the Hawks since I was a kid and this has been hands down the most exciting season yet. Thanks guys! See you in October.