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Jaykay
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Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild, "Rivalry Renewed", 1/30/13, 7:00 PM CST

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Chicago Blackhawks
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Minnesota Wild


I chose this GDT because I absolutely hate the Chicago Blackhawks. It's been ingrained in me since I was a wee lad; my dad hated the Blackhawks therefore I hated the Blackhawks. The rivalry between the North Stars and Blackhawks was one I did not have the privilege of witnessing but one I've heard about my entire life. It's pretty impressive how much these two teams hated each other and it's a damn shame that this rivalry was taken away from us.




Whenever the Hawks come to town you'll still hear the occasional "Secord Sucks!" from an old timer in the crowd, but for the most part the hate is gone. Even worse, a lot of Minnesotans have no problem cheering for the Blackhawks or even consider themselves Blackhawks fans. My only hope is that sometime soon the Wild will find themselves in the same division as the Blackhawks and the rivalry will be reborn.

Flash forward to present day, the Wild enter this one coming off of an important but all too stressful win over the lowly Blue Jackets while the Blackhawks are still undefeated. Call me crazy fellow HFBoarders, but I've got a good feeling about this one. To be the best you've got to beat the best and right now that's the Blackhawks. Their time is done; it's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great team the Blackhawks have, screw em! Time to go all John Cena on their ass and hand them their first loss tonight at the X. Their time is up.



Projected Lineups-



3-2-1, 7 points, 1st in Northwest

Forwards

#11 Zach Parise - #9 Mikko Koivu - #15 Dany Heatley
#96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - #64 Mikael Granlund - # 10 Devin Setoguchi
#7 Matt Cullen - #21 Kyle Brodziak - #22 Cal Clutterbuck
#14 Darroll Powe - #28 Zenon Konopka- #17 Torrey Mitchell
Scratched: #42 Matt Kassian

Defensemen

#20 Ryan Suter - #25 Jonas Brodin
#4 Clayton Stoner - #77 Tom Gilbert
#44 Justin Falk - #6 Marco Scandella
Scratched: #39 Nate Prosser
Injured: #46 Jared Spurgeon

Goaltenders

Expected Starter: #37 Josh Harding
Back-up: #32 Niklas Backstrom

Leading Scorers:
Parise 5G-4A-9 Pts
Koivu 2G-6A-8 Pts
Heatley 4G-2A-6 Pts



6-0-0, 12 points, 1st in Central

#20 Brandon Saad - #19 Lockout D-Bag - #81 Marian Hossa
#10 Patrick Sharp - #36 Dave Bolland - #88 Drunk D-Bag
#29 Bryan Bickell - #65 Andrew Shaw - #25 Viktor Stalberg
#52 Brandon Bollig - #16 Marcus Kruger - #67 Michael Frolik

#2 Duncan Keith - #7 Brent Seabrook
#8 Not Cam Barker - #32 Michal Rozsival
#27 Johnny Oduya - #4 Niklas Hjalmarsson

#50 Corey Crawford
#30 Ray Emery

Leading Scorers:
Kane 2G-7A-9 Pts
Hossa 5G-3A-8 Pts
Toews 3G-3A-6 Pts

And even if we do lose, hey at least we got 'em


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