Oduya Believe?

Well the Hawks have done it again shutting out the St. Louis Blues 3-0 tonight. Talk about being on a tear...the Blackhawks rule the ice whether at home or on the road. Today they were on the road, tomorrow they play at home and, in fact, they play 3 games in 4 days. This shortened season may be playing havoc with some of the other teams in the NHL with some key players out with injuries and while the Hawks have had a few players go down for some minor injuries, they have recovered quickly and get back on the ice and back into the winner's circle.

Okay, for some of you who are not die-hard Hawks fans you may not get the title of this blog - to clarify, Oduya is the last name of one of the Hawks players. David Johnny Oduya was a Swedish professional hockey player and interestingly has some Kenyan in his lineage - what a wonderfully diverse background. He's played for the Washington Capitals, the New Jersey Devils and the Atlanta Thrashers. He also played for the Swedish men's hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. But now he plays for our Chicago Blackhawks and we're glad to have him along with the rest of this outstanding roster of players and coaches.

The 2013 Blackhawks are making history with every passing game and being a true Chicago sports fan, we don't want to get our hopes up just to have them dashed in the end. But it is hard not to get one's hopes up with the way this season is going for the Hawks.

On a side note, and this is proving that I'm a late bloomer when it comes to being a hockey fan, I found it curious that in tonight's game against the Blues that the Blues didn't do the empty net play - a last ditch effort to at least score one goal and avoid being shut out. I was disappointed because I find the empty net plays extremely exciting. Oh who cares - Hawks win 3-0 - which means our net was empty the whole night and not one Blues puck made it through! Oduya believe? YES I DO and I hope you Oduya too!

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