Monday, 9 April 2012
Blackhawks Playoffs 1st Round
Being a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks I have experienced the highs and lows of supporting this team from the Windy City
On Thursday, they will be in Phoenix as they face off against the Pacific Division winners Coyotes. Some might say oh their facing off against a division champion and thats not good news, but to me it's the greatest news. Had the Blackhawks beaten the Red Wings on Saturday in regulation they would of instead faced off against the Nashville Predators of whom is in my opinion one of the scariest teams in this seasons playoffs.
The Blackhawks lost three of four games against the Coyotes this season, but I still feel that they'll have no problem Coyotes because other than the stellar play of goalie Mike Smith, they haven't really shown much promise of being a team capable of making it to the second round, heck they have never gone past the first round since moving from Winnipeg to Phoenix back in 1996.
Prediction: Although it looks like Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won't be ready for the start of the series, I feel that with the teams already stacked forwards in Kane, Sharp, Hossa & the recent emergence of Stallberg will prove to be too much for the Coyotes to handle and the Blackhawks will win the series in 6 games.