So Its Going To Be The Bruins And Blackhawks In The Stanley Cup Finals.
But seriously, I have the utmost respect for the Blackhawks and their fans. The Blackhawks have some of the smartest, most loyal fans in all of hockey. They actually remind me of Bruins fans. Except their accents are annoying.
So Im telling you up front that I wont be shitting on Blackhawk fans like I did the moronic Penguins fans, the arrogant Rangers fans or the sad sack Maple Leafs fans. This series is going to be all about the hockey being played. And that is wicked pissa.
Anyway, the Blackhawks are probably thrilled to be in the Stanley Cup Finals, but at the same time, they must be shitting their pants right now at the thought of facing the Bruins. They now have to face a team that held the Penguins to two goals in the Eastern Conference Finals.
I dont want to hear the bullshit about how the Blackhawks went 24 straight games without a regulation loss this season or how they won the President's Trophy. I get it. The Blackhawks are a "powerhouse" and a "juggernaut" but we just went through the same bullshit with the Penguins.
They were the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference, they went the entire month of March without a loss, they have the best player on the planet, bla bla bla, and the Bruins still absolutely annihilated them. They literally never had a lead in the series.
The difference is that the Blackhawks actually have a real, living, breathing goalie playing net for them. So, I dont have the balls to predict a sweep like I did last series. Im actually going very conservative this round. My official prediction: Bruins in 5.
I also dont have the balls to say that the Blackhawks will only score two goals like the Penguins did. I wouldnt be surprised to see an offense explosion out of them. I hope I dont sound like a softy when I say that six goals isnt out of the question with this team.