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Vannieuwenhuizen Haters: Putting On The Foil
It has been 147 days since the Blackhawks were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks and eliminated from the playoffs. 147 days since that dagger through the heart ended the hockey season in Chicago. 147 days since the Hawks came so close to mounting the impossible comeback. That sick feeling you just got in your stomach is why we love this game so much. Rooting for this team gives us something to look forward to. Its something we can pin our hopes to. Without it, we are lost in a summer which we try to drown out with beer and the two minor league baseball teams in this town. Well, tonight we sorta get our hockey team back. It may be preseason, but by god at least its a group of guys wearing the indian head against guys wearing someone else's jersey.