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Kane doesn’t want to hear ‘dynasty’ talk about Chicago

May 31, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

Patrick Kane,  Andrew Shaw AP

The Chicago Blackhawks are a win away from making their third appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in five years. In their previous two appearances they’ve come out on top. A win this season would give them back-to-back championships, the first time that’s happened since 1997-1998.

You’d think with all that on their plate, talk of this iteration of the Blackhawks being a “dynasty” would be common. Patrick Kane isn’t buying it, however, as Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com shared.

“I don’t think anyone’s thinking about the word ‘dynasty’ or anything like that,” Kane said. “It’s a totally new year for us.”

It might be a new year, but there aren’t many differences between this year’s Blackhawks team and last year’s. Only forwards Dave Bolland, Viktor Stalberg, Michael Frolik and goalie Ray Emery are absent this time around.

There is that whole thing about Chicago needing to win one more game before getting to the Final though. It’s take two classic games with classic finishes for the Blackhawks to tie things up with the Los Angeles Kings and force a Game 7.

All bets are off as to how it’ll turn out, but if Chicago comes away with the win and moves on, the “dynasty” talk has only just begun.

  1. comeonnowguys - May 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    They aren’t even out of the conference final! There was a line of thinking starting to percolate through some Chicago media and fans that whomever won last night won the Cup.

    Cart, why are you ahead of the horse? If Chicago plays like Game 7 is a formality… it will be–for the Kings.

    • no - May 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      agreed, but we both know the team doesn’t follow the media hype

    • hammerhead5573 - May 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Do you mean the the same media that had the Cubs winning multiple World Series with Kerry Wood and Mark Prior? The same media that blamed Derriick Rose for everything that is wrong with the Bulls? The media in Chicago is as bad or worse than New York media. Trust me, I lived in Libertyville for 18 years and now unfortunately live in Syracuse, both media outlets blow. But here is what we as Hawks fans have come to expect. The Hawks never quit in the post season under this coach and the leadership in locker room. They may not look great every game but they don’t quit. If they lose tomorrow I would bet it wasn’t because they thought the series is over and looked ahead. Just watching the last 2 games proves to me they refuse to let up. If they lose, it is because the Kings were the better team.

      • comeonnowguys - May 31, 2014 at 1:05 PM

        Frigging Dusty.

      • hammerhead5573 - May 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        Friggin Bartman. :)

      • comeonnowguys - May 31, 2014 at 4:07 PM

        That poor man.

      • slysipops - May 31, 2014 at 7:51 PM

        YES, the same media that cried CITY SERIES when the CUBS and WHITE SOX won their first 10 or so games ……….. once !

      • tone360 - May 31, 2014 at 7:53 PM

        Frigging Alex Gonzalez
        Let’s not mention the Cubs and the Hawks in the same paragraph.

  2. rutledge3197 - May 31, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    LETS GO RANGERS !!!!

    • suckit619 - May 31, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      Good luck. Rangers won’t win more than a game in the SCF

      • trueblue2000 - May 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM

        Rangers owned both teams during the regular season. We shall see.

      • hammerhead5573 - May 31, 2014 at 1:02 PM

        Although it is pretty ambitious to say the Rangers will not win more than 1 game in the SCF, it is equally silly to say the Rangers owned the Hawks in regular season. The played a grand total of 2 games and the Hawks lost by a combined total of 2 goals.

      • toews19 - May 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        I wouldn’t say they won’t win more than a game. Did you see any of Lundqvist’s saves last game? Just sick

      • brandotho - May 31, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        That’s so dumb. Keep doubting

  3. asspantz - May 31, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Does anyone proof these stories? I can’t spell for hell but 1/2 of the NBC stories have spelling errors.

  4. canuck54143 - May 31, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    As a Blackhawks fan I’d like to remind everyone the Kings one the cup two years ago, and made it close to reaching back to back cups. If they beat the Hawks the same can be said about them. Now let’s hope the Hawks continue to crush J. CARTERS DREAMS.

    • loubearkane - May 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      As a fellow Hawks fan , the Kings screwed up royally letting this get to a game 7

  5. slysipops - May 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    DEAR PATRICK KANE , i publicly apologize for all the ( constructive ) criticism i have brought down on you the last week or so ……love ya kid ! GOOOOOOOOOO BLACKHAWKS !!!…..

  6. suckit619 - May 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    There won’t be any talk of dynasties if the Hawks lose on Sunday. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
    It’s been a great series and I hope we can talk dynasty in a couple of weeks from now.

    GO HAWKS!

  7. henrik4dawin - May 31, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Hey Mr. Yerdon– In the second to last paragraph you said “it’s take” and I believe you meant to say “it’s taken” or perhaps “it had taken” just pointing it out

  8. Jackson Scofield - May 31, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    They’ve been talking about this “dynasty” since 2010… it died down for a couple years with first-round exits, but that dominant Cup run last year re-fueled it. Either way, we are looking at something pretty special right now… even the 2 we have with this group is our best run since the 1930s (and took one less year in between this time, plus the 1938 team was actually under .500 in the regular season).

  9. tone360 - May 31, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    My dad waited his whole life to see this. Born in 1955 and died in March of 2010. Sad he missed all this but it makes me appreciate it that much more.
    Not ever taking any of it for granted. I’m thankful he got us kids into hockey and I remember fondly listening throughout the 80’s and 90’s to the Hawks on the radio while we cleaned up after dinner. I can hear the yell “save by Chevrier!!!”
    Thanks Pops, Go Hawks!
    RIP TAB.

    • blackhawksdynasty - May 31, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      Sad to hear. Sorry for your loss.
      Some would say your dad has been able to watch the resurgence of Chicago hockey from the best seat in the house
      RIP

  10. 19inarow - May 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    A dynasty is three consecutive Cups. Stop dumbing everything down.

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