Own the Drought: I might get this put onto a t-shirt. It's finally ours.
First off, a big congratulations to the Chicago Hawks and their fans for the Cup win last night. They've been playing some incredible hockey and that game last night is one of the most enjoyable hockey games I've seen in a while. Seeing Toews lift the Cup almost brought me to tears. When the series started, I thought the Hawks winning would be a terrible outcome, but actually seeing them win it made me so happy. I was so proud of Toews and Ladd for playing through their injuries, and so happy to see a good outcome for fans who have suffered so much.
So now, the longest active drought in the NHL is ours (I suppose since LA and St. Louis have never won their streaks are not considered droughts). Despite what Damien Cox thinks us Leaf fans feel, I'm proud to own the drought. It feels like we've owned it for years already, now that we have it, I will wear it as a badge of honour. It's proof that we aren't bandwagoners, that we have exclusive, loyal devotion to our team no matter what, and it means that when we do win that Cup, it'll be the sweetest feeling in the world. A feeling that all Hawks fans who have suffered for so long have right now, and one I can't wait to experience.
Now on to your links.
Video: Patrick Kane Clinches Stanley Cup For Chicago
Watch the winning goal that nobody except Kane realized had been scored.
Jonathan Toews Wins Conn Smythe Award, Blackhawks' First Ever
I did not realize that no Blackhawk had ever won the Conn Smythe until last night. Incredible.
Things to do now that the NHL season is over
There is no more hockey until September. DGB tells us what to do with our time!
Rumor Roundup On The Eve of Game 6
maple stir-up reports on... you guessed it, Kaberle and Kulemin!
Ron MacLean No Movie Buff
TSM Informs us that Ron MacLean did not know who Michelle Pfeiffer was prior to her attending a Hawks game.
Team Canada Femme Fatales II Defence
Fallen Leafs takes a look at his next female player to crush on.
Food For Thought: Nathan Horton
MLHS is trying to get Jared's hopes up.
Top 10: Best NHL free agents
The Hockey News ranks the top UFAs from this summer's crop, based on the bang they will give for the buck invested.
NHL Players Raise More Than $1 Million for Haiti Children's Hospital
Interesting story about charity work done by some NHL players.
Upshall Signing A Good Indication For Kulemin?
Jeffler takes a look at how Hartnell's extension could relate to Kulemin.
Cox: The Article The Star Rejected, So I’m Posting It Here
Jeffler has an exclusive article from Damien Cox!
Toronto maple leafs number 1
TSM is embracing the drought, too.
The CBC Playoffs Montage
Just in case you missed it last night, or want to watch it over and over again, like I do.