Wednesday, February 11, 2009
GAME DAY: Chicago Blackhawks
That, ladies and gents, is Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk Indian tribe in the early 1800s. He fought on the side of the British in the War of 1812 (sensible enough, one thinks); in 1830-31 he led an insurrection against predatory US military land-stealing scum in what became known as the Black Hawk War. After his defeat and the murder of several of his comrades, he was thrown in prison but got the chance to tour the Eastern United States as a sort of walking, talking curiosity. He was met with huge wondering crowds everywhere he went, except for in Detroit where a mob burned him in effigy. Eventually dicated an autobiography, which was published in 1833. It immediately became a bestseller.
Been looking forward to this game for a while now.
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the best and most exciting teams in the NHL.
The Thrashers are the Thrashers.
Perhaps their young talent (Bogosian, Little, Tavares/Hedman) will earn them a similar reputation one day. Needless to say, I'll be thrilled if the Thrashers win tonight. Which is a demanding thing to say, really, because I have Patrick Sharp, Patrick Kane AND Duncan Keith on one of my fantasy teams.