Last night. LL and I went to see the Blackhawks play. It was Tony Esposito Heritage night and we got sweet hats as part of the night. Tony O was the Hawks goalie from 1969-1984 and helped take the team to the playoffs for 14 consecutive years. Quite a run. Granted, more teams made the playoffs as a percentage of all teams, but it wasn't a given. Unfortunately, he never won a Stanley Cup, but he did win three Vezina Trophies as the league's best goalie and the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year.
We've really enjoyed watching the Hawks play after a tough Bears season. Plus, hockey has much more action than football. A while ago I mentioned a study that said an average football game actually only had 11 minutes of action. A hockey game is SO different though and it's costant action. Very fun to watch. Throw in some beer and you have yourself one helluva night!