As a Blackhawks fan I really hope the Wings don't make it to the finals. It's a great hockey town but they've had their time. I know the hawks most likely won't make it to the finals but have been happy just to see the great strides made in the last two years. Next year may be are time. I agree that San Jose is the team to beat.
damn. I hate the hawks, but I still would push them over anyone else in the west. Got to respect whats left of the Norris
That said, unless the red wings do something drastic like shoot Osgood, I wont fully support them. I hated Osgood the first time they got rid of him and this last playoffs aside he generally has sucked as a goalie his whole life. I swear ever since the wings first got competitive back in the mid 90's goal tending was always the achilles heel until they got hasek. You cannot expect to win with a sub 90% save, I dont care what your GAA is.