First and foremost, congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the cup. Here's the season ending montage that was played on Hockey Night in Canada last night. I recommend watching the whole thing because every second is awesome. Patrick Kane chirping Maroon was great. What makes up for the Bruins not being in the season is that they showed the Canadiens getting their dicks stomped in and hearts broken. Great video as always from HNiC. I'll admit I was rooting for the Lightning to win the cup and bring it back to the Eastern Conference since the Bruins did it but the Hawks are an incredible team and now have entered the dynasty life (what up Pats). The team is just too damn good, the know how to win. Win the big prize is on the line their guys show up. Patrick Kane had an absolutely filthy 2nd goal to to put the nail in Tampa's coffin.
This is vintage Patrick Kane, showing up when he's needed. As awesome of a gino that was the apple from Brad Richards was even better. I think the whole arena thought he was going to shoot that including Ben Bishop and then he sauces it to Showtime and he buries it. Absolutely awesome. Corey Crawford also had a great game, he gets a lot of flack for getting rattled but when the Hawks needed him to be big in game 6, he was. He held the Lightning to 0 goals which is pretty great.
To me, it was pretty obvious that Duncan Keith was gonna win the Conn Smythe. He was an absolute savage the whole play offs and was playing at least half the game pretty much every single game since Chicago had a shaky defensive group. So congratulations to Keith, as they always say, defense wins championships.
It was a real stand up move of the Blackhawks to give Timonen, Vermette and Richards the cup after Toews. Three older guys that had never gotten to raise it, gives you chills.
(Stick tap to Barstool for the pictures)