Found April 15, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
As I watched last Friday’s Chicago Blackhawks game against the Detroit Red Wings, I realized I was watching the last time the two historic franchises will play each other on a regular basis. A wave of sadness came over me. The first thing I learned about from my Dad when he took me to my first ever Blackhawks game was the rivalry between the ‘Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings. As a ‘Hawks fan, you’re not supposed to take it lightly. The ‘Hawks and Wings rivalry is one of the longest and most historic rivalries in all of hockey. It began in 1926, and since then the two have played each other more often than any other teams in the NHL. It’s a rivalry almost as old as the league itself, but it’s all going to end next season. The NHL passed its realignment plan earlier this year. In the plan, the league will switch to a four division format, down from the current six. The new plan keeps the two conferences with 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 in the Western Conference. Sadly, th...
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