Today happens to be the anniversary of the Chicago Blackhawks winning their Stanley Cup, so I sat here watching my 2010 Stanley Cup Champions DVD and clips of the game winning goal. I wasn’t into hockey yet at that time, but I can still feel pride over their win.
(Incidentally, I found it both hilarious and awkward that Daniel Carcillo was put in Game 2 of the Finals. Who knew that, two seasons later, he’d be playing for the team he opposed.)
I wanted to post this clip because it features commentary by John Wideman and Troy Murray, the guys who call the games on WGN Radio (I feel like we became good friends because of my lack of Center Ice). It has to be one of the most famous calls in recent Stanley Cup history.
It’s a bit hard to watch now, since so many of the guys on that magical team are gone – Kris Versteeg, John Madden, Brian Campbell, Tomas Kopecky and even former assistant GM Dale Tallon are in Sunrise with the Florida Panthers; Dustin Byfiglien and Andrew Ladd (ew) are in That Place; Troy Brouwer is with the Capitals…the list goes on. But we still have our core, and the memories of that season can be an example for the new guys and fuel the team to another Cup run. The last two years may have been shaky, but the team’s getting strong again.
Happy Cup anniversary, boys. We’ll get it next year.