It's the most coveted trophy in sports. Forget the World Cup trophy, the crystal football for the BCS title, and the Vince Lombardi trophy. The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in sports. Even ESPN has said so.
The Blackhawks got to raise the cup for the first time in 49 years, snapping the longest championship drought in the NHL. The Blackhawks had the perfect combination of youth and experience. And leading that youth was a former Sioux player, Jonathan Toews.
Toews had an incredible playoff run, scoring 29 points in the postseason, finishing only behind Danny Briere of the Flyers. He was the recipient of the Conn Smythe trophy and was the player who got to hoist the Cup for the first time. Not too shabby for a 22 year old.
I'm not huge into the NHL, but I am loving the influx of youth and college kids making an impact. And I salute the Blackhawks for having a great season.