As a Hawks fan....I swear to this day that Minnisota was handed the finals in 91. They got away with murder in the first round with the hawks. I remember Chelios getting cross checked across the face right in front of fraser causing chelios to bleed and fraser called nothing and this went on the whole series. I remember dirk graham getting called for cross checking and he didnt even make contact with the guy. That was the worst officiating i have ever seen in my life.
I remember the Hawks taking a lot of stupid penalties and then watching the North Stars burn them on the power play. Typical of a Keenan coached team they played like a bunch of cement heads who couldn't keep their cool when it mattered the most.
A team made of young hungry trueborns (Higgins, Komisarek, Plekanec, Price), veterans looking to shoot the critics down (Kovalev, Hamrlik, Smolinski, Brisebois), one incredibly awesome d-man (Markov), a shutdown/grind line without peer (Kostopulos - Chipchura - Begin) a bunch of oddities (French goalie Cristobal Huet, the overachieving captain of the Swiss national team Mark Streit, D-Man turned Forward turned D-Man turned forward Mathieu Dandenault and the Belarussian trio of Postdam, Germany native (!!!) Mikhail Grabovski and partners the Kostitsyn brothers, Andrei and Sergei)
I'm missing someone, oh yeah the cup winning goal scorer. The Captain. Koivu.