Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/18/14
The playoff matchup that neutral hockey fans were hoping for is going to happen. Thanks to a Game 7 victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a playoff series that some fans have dreamed about ever since the NHL announced new alignment for 2013-14. With the Red Wings set to flip over to the East next season, this will be the last time the two rivals will face one another as Western Conference rivals. Consider this playoff series bittersweet. The storied rivalry between the Red Wings and Blackhawks is coming to an end (for the most part) thanks to the new alignment. No longer will we see six meetings between these two teams during the regular season. The days of both squads fighting for the top spot in the Central Division are over. The odds of the two teams facing each other in the playoffs is slim, as starting next year both teams will have to make it to the Cup Finals for the rivalry to be renewed. The rivalry that we'v...
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