Ten Things I Learned from the Blackhawks-Canucks Series

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IMay 12, 2009

Ten Things I Learned from the Blackhawks-Canucks Series

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after he was named the #1 star of the game after their 7-5 win against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on

10. Naivity Can Outplay Skill and Experience

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  (L-R) Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, Patrick Kane #88 and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Kane scored his second goal of the game in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the Western Conf

9. Fate Is a Beautiful Thing

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after the Blackhawks won 7-5 against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2009 at

8. Brian Campbell Might Be Worth His Salary After All

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    VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 2: Kyle Wellwood #42 of the Vancouver Canucks chases Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 02, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vanc

7. You Don't Have To Be Able to Grow a Beard to Lead

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  (L-R) Jonathan Toews #19 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Kane scored his third goal of the game to record a hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period Game Six of the Western Conferenc

6. The Blackhawks Are Deeper Than Most People Thought

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    CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 5: Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on against the Calgary Flames on February 5, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

5. Martin Havlat Is Going to Get PAID

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    CHICAGO - MAY 07:  Martin Havlat #24 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates on the ice after he was named number 2 star of the game against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May

4. Patrick Kane, in Open Ice, Is as Good as Anyone in the League

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    CHICAGO - MAY 07:  Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 7, 2009 at the United C

3. Joel Quenneville Is the Perfect Coach for This Team

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 3:  Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks watches from the bench during the game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 3, 2008 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2. Brent Seabrook Is One Heck of a Hockey Player

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 18:  Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Calgary Flames during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Phot

1. There's No Place Like Home

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks throws hats and towels on the ice after Patrick Kane #88 scored a hat trick goal in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stan
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