5 thoughts on “Blackhawks Playoffs Begin In Nashville

  1. This is a positive step, I feel like Chicago and Nashville are currently both in a bit of a downturn, and I think the Hawks are better equipped to bounce out of it.
    As far as home ice, I feel like the Hawks have looked their best on the road this season – also if you are not in trouble till you lose on home ice, this gives the Hawks the first chance to put Nashville at a disadvantage. All around I feel good about it.

    Lets see what Paliotta can do tonight, should be interesting.

  2. It was going to be a pick your poison regardless if it was Blues, Preds or Ducks. So now that we know it’s the Preds, we know we’ll be facing the best goalie and best d-corps of the three teams, but probably the weakest forward group of the three. Still, a very formidable foe. The Hawks played them 4 times this season, twice in October winning 2-1 in OT and losing 3-2, and twice in December winning 3-1 and 5-4 in OT. So throw that 3-1 record out the window because they haven’t played them in over 3 months.

    While we lament the Hawk inconsisyent play, the Preds have been worse going 6-14 in their last 20 games. Rinne has not been playing up to Rinne standards … now that can all change and Rinne is the type of goalie that can carry a team, but he has been less than great coming down the stretch. But even if he’s not in top form, he’s still pretty good and has arguably the best starting 6 d-men in the league led by one of the best, if not the best 1-2 punch in the league with Shea Weber and Roman Josi – both top notch defensively and offensively.

    So it will be a tall order for the Kane-less Hawks. Can’t wait to get this party started.

    Go Hawks ! ! ! !

  3. It was always going to be NAS with us not split these meaningless game with STL, etc. Only thing that sucks is the pk gave up one goal per game (on somewhat bs penaltys) otherwise all of these 4 games were 1-1 ties. Whatever, its tuff to watch these ones as they seem split squad type like. Thaought we would win at least half, 2-2/2-1-1/1-2-1 but maybe we win and are up 3-1 in rd 1 when I would think its 2-2.

    Not happy or feel good about not splitting these 4. Even though they didn’t count for anything. NAS won less games then us in the last 10 so, whatever. Meaningless but not happy. This is the salary cap with realignment multiplier effect, it keeps good teams from making the playoffs like LA and BOS because that’s what the league wants, to let the bigger and physical team to get away with more penaltys. Oops you just knocked out two of those types. Two of the top teams of those kinds. Good job league. At least they got the diving fines under control.

  4. The planets are aligning. Jets knock off the Ducks who will choke and have poor goaltending. Wild will knock off the Blues, who will choke and have poor goaltending. Hawks will knock off the Preds who won’t be able to score on CC. After that, guess who has home ice in the West?

    Another guess what? CC and Fleury are the only goalies left that have won cups. CC will earn his 6 million in these playoffs and get the Con Smythe he should have gotten two years ago.

    Go Hawks!!!!

  5. Nsh is nothing special on the road, and now have completely lost their mojo at home. Bad combo. Both factors play right into our being more sound away from UC.

    Plus I see no way we lose to a team that is this weak at Center…maybe if their SvPct is .965+ for series. Wouldn’t bet on it.

    The moves they made before the deadline that many were either applauding or cowering to have not panned out

    6 games max, hopefully less

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