What kind of Blackhawks team do you want?
I’d like a team that wins the Stanley Cup or, at the very least, challenges for the Cup every year.
As well as the Blackhawks have played this year (first overall after 36 games), lots of fans haven’t embraced the team because they aren’t physical enough.
I heard the same thing during the team’s 2010 championship season.
“This team doesn’t hit enough.” “We’re always getting out-hit.”
Let’s give the ultimate example. During the 2010 Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Blackhawks were out-hit EVERY SINGLE GAME.
So, I ask those fans who still can’t wrap their arms around this Blackhawks team and the style they play, which team would you rather be? They didn’t have a parade down Broad Street that season.
Physical play is still an important attribute in the National Hockey League. But, the league is rooted in skill and speed.
It can be easy to confuse character and physicality. The Blackhawks have a boatload of intangibles. Who couldn’t love that.