Hawks capture 2nd Stanley Cup in 4 years and developing through draft has been a big key in retooling roster around core players

 

The Chicago Blackhawks are the 2013 Stanley Cup champions, capturing their second Stanley Cup in four years. The Hawks won Game 6 in thrilling fashion, scoring twice in 17 seconds in the last minute to stun the Bruins 3-2. Yes, the Blackhawks tied the Penguins total for goals against the Bruins, in just a 17 second span in Game 6. At the end of the day, the Hawks were the best team in hockey from the start of the season – throughout, and a very deserving Champion. All due respect to Penguins GM Ray Shero, but the real GM of the year is Chicago’s Stan Bowman. After dismantling the 2010 Cup winning team within a year, Bowman developed through the draft and added the right pieces around his core players of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa, and Patrick Sharp to get the Blackhawks back onRead More »

Penguins take the Cup to Club Diesel on the South Side

 

Celebration Continues for the Stanley Cup Champions The Pittsburgh Penguins took the Stanley Cup to Club Diesel Lounge on the South Side Saturday night as the celebration continues for the Stanley Cup Champions. A numbers of players including Chris Kunitz, Marc Andre Fleury, Kris Letang, Mathieu Garon, Philippe Boucher, Petr Sykora, Pascal Dupuis were at Diesel with the Cup. Club Diesel is Pittsburgh’s #1 nightclub and is a common hangout for the players during the season. Click here to view a video from the players celebrating with the Stanley Cup at Diesel Talbot, Dupuis fill up the Cup with Miller Lite Click Read more to view more photos

Pittsburgh Penguins: Stanley Cup Champions

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins did the unthinkable, winning four of five games from the Detroit Red Wings to claim their third Stanley Cup in franchise history, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Determination, will and courage prevailed Pittsburgh to a 2-1 win as Max Talbot scored two goals and Marc Andre Fleury was sensational in the net, turning aside 23 of 24 shots. Losing captain Sidney Crosby in the second period with an MCL injury, Pittsburgh overcame odds all season to become the first road team to win a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final since 1971. Although Crosby would return to the ice in the third period for a shift, desire beat skill as the Penguins put it all on the line in Game 7. The Penguins turnaround from being in 10th place in Mid-February to become the 2009Read More »