June 10, 2010

Chicago captures the Cup, finally…

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

The drought is over and so is ice hockey for the summer. Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks mercifully put an end to the NHL’s season by defeating the Philadelphia Flyer to win the Stanley Cup.

It was the Hawk first title since 1961, ending the longest title drought in the league. There has been roughly three generations of Hawks fans that haven’t seen the team hoist the Cup.

Now, who’s the team that inherits the title as longest loser? The Toronto Maple Leafs, who haven’t captured a Cup since the league expanded from six teams, 40 years ago. And it’s not like they’ll have a shot at one in the near future either with the terrible squads they’ve run out recently.

This young squad might not be done yet either. There is loads of young talent and players like Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane haven’t even reached their primes yet. This could be the beginning of a dynasty, you know, if the entire sport wasn’t so fluky.

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