Sports and movies are often said to be linked with many of the same qualities. They are full of drama, suspense, humor, and sometimes horror.
They also share a quality that is common for the audiences or fans that are watching them. People always love to see a "Cinderella Story," or in sports, a "Worst to First" outcome.
It isn't usually the ending that people like to embrace the most; it is the journey in these films, or with these sports teams, that seem to be the most enjoyable for those who pay to see it.
The Chicago Blackhawks, more any other team in this short-lived century, have shown that with the right attitude and mix of organizational people and on-ice/field/court talent anything can be achieved in a short period of time.
With their possible and most likely probable upcoming Stanley Cup title, it has brought many people to think about the miserable times the franchise had gone through, and how quickly they have circumvented a renaissance.
This has led to the possibility for other franchises to look at the blueprint that the Blackhawks have laid out, and try to "right the ship" and bring peace and prosperity to their fans.