Drop the Puck Already
On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Vancouver Canucks to advance to the Western Conference Finals. I'm glad to see this franchise rise to some prominence in this city after years of taking a back seat to everyone. For years, I think local college basketball received more press than the Blackhawks. And college basketball around here is awful. For the next round, they will play the San Jose Sharks and see if they can advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, I wish they were playing the Detroit Red Wings. No, it's not because the Red Wings are a long-time rival and another Original Six team. It's not for revenge since the Red Wings knocked the Blackhawks out during the Western Conference Finals last season.
It's the constant references to the old 1960s song by Burt Bacharach.
The series hasn't started yet. In fact, there isn't even a schedule in place for these games. I've already reached the saturation point for the endless references to "Do You Know the Way to San Jose." It's in every newspaper headline. It's on all the sports segments on the local news.
Just start playing the games, please.