Originally posted on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 1/29/14
Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – Every hockey fan has heard of the “great eight” out in Washington, but we have one right here in Chicago. Not the “great eight”, the great 28. He goes by the name of Ben Smith and throughout his Hawks career he has been a steady and reliable presence and it’s about time we notice him. He’s had huge moments, clutch goals and filled in to provide a huge spark at key times. I’m going to attempt now to make every Hawks fan aware of the reasons I hope he never leaves. Who can remember his heroics from Game 6 against the Vancouver Canucks in 2011? The Blackhawks fought all the way back to force a Game 7 which we all know they eventually lost, but great moments like these seem to get lost in translation. What about in last year’s finals when Hossa had to miss a key game?Who got the tap by Q? Ben Smith, that’s who. Let’s face it guys, he has filled a huge role and he never questions what that role is. He’s a grinder, a player willing to put it all on the line for the betterment of the team. He and his fourth line partners have had one of the strongest seasons for a fourth line in recent history and that includes the past Stanley Cup winning teams. Last night he once again scored a huge third goal for the Hawks who were floundering at the time.  He’s scored points in consecutive games, bringing his season total to 16 points (7 G, 9 A) and is averaging over 12 minutes a game. All this while once again on a fourth line! Not to mention all while making a half a million dollars per season. With his contract up for renewal after the year I would be hard pressed to believe that this guy will go anywhere. He needs to be a Blackhawk and, as Hawks fans, we should start demanding it. You can’t afford to lose heart like his or a pretty smile either, right ladies?   Author informationRaven“When you win say little, when you lose say less. If you’re a canucks fan say nothing.”The post The Great 28, Ben Smith Spotlight [Video] appeared first on Sports Mockery.
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