Bye Bye Detroit, Chicago Next? Yes, Please

Alex BauschContributor IMay 10, 2010

CHICAGO - MAY 09: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks stops a shot by Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks closes in in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 9, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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How sweet it is.

Now I won’t be mean with this post, as fortune and karma can reverse in a hurry.

However, speaking as a Blues fan that saw his team disappoint on a regular basis throughout the 2009-10 season, it sure is nice to see the rival Red Wings stumble against the San Jose Sharks.

Also, there is no real argument to be made for a Blues fan.

Let's be honest, being a 21-year-old, the Blues have never won the cup while the Wings have won four.

Cardinals and Cubs, Blues and Redwings/Blackhawks are always fierce rivalries that usually bring out the hatred of even the casual fan when it comes to the other side.

The situation with the Blues may be a bit unique as Wings/Hawks fans likely despise a team that has been a bit more competitive in recent years, like, say, the Penguins as far as Detroit goes.

Still, there is a ton of history between the Blues and Detroit/Chicago, making it a fun and interesting affair whenever the two sides match up.

Vancouver is quickly becoming another side to despise, backed by the Sacha Baron Cohen look-alike Roberto Luongo.

I mean seriously, how can a Blues fan not have some resentment towards the Canucks?

Enjoy these playoffs, Blues fans, even though our team isn’t competing in them. There has been some fantastic hockey in this year’s edition.

After a rough season on our home front, there’s something satisfying in seeing Joe Louis fall silent.

Now, I love seeing Detroit choke in the playoffs, but at least they have true and loyal hockey fans. The only thing that can top seeing the Wings get eliminated is seeing the Hawks lose, and see half of their fan-base go back to what it was pre-Kane and Toews.

Now, the only thing left is for the ‘Nucks to come back and beat those ‘Hawks. 


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