Why Chicago sports will own this decade
Chicago sports will own this decade. Yes, the '10s technically are almost halfway gone. But thanks to the Blackhawks, enough damage has been done to set up a run for the ages.
Without further ado, here are the Chicago teams most likely to be popping champagne in the '10s.
-Adam Jun, for Redeye
Look, I don't know a thing about hockey. But these puck boys can play, as evidenced by the fact that they've hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup twice in the past five seasons. Locking up the most important Chicago duo since Michael and Scottie—Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane—this summer is another something to celebrate.
The Hawks have done all the heavy lifting so far in the '10s for Chicago, and without them, this post would be snuffed out like a mosquito. The scrappy character of a skilled core that includes Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford and Patrick Sharp under the capable mustache of Coach Q means these boys have every chance to contend through the '10s.