Peoples of zee wurl'.. relax!
I've noticed that the 'Confidence' Fanpoll is dipping badly..
Let's get realistic about the upcoming season: yes, we've lost players we'd rather not have and haven't really signed anyone that great, but the core of a Cup-winning side is still intact. Alright, we don't have a direct replacement for Big Buff but he only shone in the playoffs.., Andrew Ladd will be missed.. but we had to do that while the Hammer/Niemi thing was on and our favourite taciturn Finnish netminder: well, he had an awesome post-season (I've recently reviewed the highlights) but the cap means we've got to bite that bullet. And Turco behind Seabs and Keith will be just fine.
So, cheer up, 'Hawks fans: we've still got Toews, Kane, Seabrook, Campbell, Keith, Hjalrmsson, Bolland and Hossa..
And which team in the NHL wouldn't beg for that line up of Champions?
Back to back?
I say Hell Yes!