NHL 2010 Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks

It’s all finished. Congratulations to Patrick Kane, the game six overtime goal scorer and the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the 2010 Stanley Cup. Such a young team, built almost from the ground up.

Also congrats to Philadephia for making it all the way to the finals. At the beginning of the season, I think I predicted them or Pittsburgh to come out on top in their division (it ended up being New Jersey, so what do I know), but I don’t think many people would have thought at the beginning of the playoffs that they would go all the way. Taking the series to six games is quite a feat.

And Marion Hossa. After three consecutive final appearances he finally gets his ring. Playoff poison no more.

The final series was filled with excitement. With both teams winning their first two games at home, it ended up being a best of three series at the end. The mental antics of Chris Pronger (stealing the game pucks at the ends of game 1 and 2) may have gotten to the hawks at some point, but they showed they were the best team this year by tightening up their skates and coming home with the cup.

Can’t wait till next year. My prediction? Penguins all the way 😛

Check out the final goal of the season if you missed it…