Time to root for Detroit

Time to root for Detroit

Posted by TimS on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 10:15
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The last thing a Blackhawks fans wants to do is root for the Red Wings, but it’s probably the right thing to do these last few weeks of the season. If the playoffs started on Thursday, the Hawks and Detroit would meet in the first round, which is not what anyone at the United Center wants. The Red Wings are hot, however, and ended play Tuesday night eighth in the Western Conference with 87 points but only 3 points out of fifth place. The Hawks would much rather face Los Angeles, Nashville, Colorado or Calgary in the first round than the experience and dangerous Red Wings. So Hawks fans should be pulling for their team to stay on top in the West and for the Wings to win ever night and let Vancouver, Phoenix and San Jose worry about a potential first-round date with Detroit. Meanwhile, the Hawks can clinch a playoff spot Thursday night in Columbus with a victory. Getting 1 point would also do it as long as Calgary loses to the Islanders.
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