NHLPA Should Accept Playoff Proposal From 24 Teams, Including Blackhawks
The NHL had to change the playoff format due to the fear of the teams that Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks are back in the playoffs.
It’s funny. Teams have struggled to change the playoff format to 24 teams from Round 1, the best of three to the best of five, out of fear of Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. I guess the NHL wants pretty boy Connor McDavid to face Sidney Crosby in the Stanley Cup after all.
Kane is a big threat, but the Oilers are a great team. They have McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the teams should be afraid of it! The fact is, Kane hasn’t been in the playoffs for a few years and he and Jonathan Toews were hungry for another deep Stanley Cup heat. It is only appropriate if they eliminate their competition for the best duo to McDavid and Draisaitl.
Seriously, two in three with Patrick Kane are difficult to manage, but it is not impossible. The Blackhawks did not start the series as well as people think. During their Stanely Cup years, they experienced difficulties in Games 1-3, returning and succeeding in Games 4-7. I think the best of the five benefits Chicago, if anyone wants to.
The Oilers are back in the playoffs and their prize is a younger team with Kane at its peak. The NHL may be sleeping on the Blackhawks right now, but they are the colors of the 2012 Los Angeles Kings. They are looking to be the worst seeded player to ever win the Stanley Cup.
Kane is dangerous and the Blackhawks are looking to do serious damage. It could be the last round for Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford and even Brent Seabrook (even if he won’t play). It is out of the question that these veterans give up easily, after two bad seasons without elimination hockey.
The hockey gods gave this team a gift. It’s time to take this gift and win another Stanley Cup. It could be what Chicago needed to get good again.