In December of 2017, we were invited to the inaugural NHL Draft, and our first question to the commissioner was: What’s the difference between a fan and a “fan of a team?”
For me, the difference is a team, and that’s what you’re watching every single night.
I’m a fan, too.
I’ve watched the Blackhawks since they were first introduced in 1990.
The Blackhawks are still a perennial contender, and they’ve been to two Stanley Cups in that span.
But I’m also a fan because I love the team and the city of Chicago.
That passion for a team that I grew up rooting for was never going to die.
That was never about money.
That’s about loyalty.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a second Saturday in December than watching my team’s playoff games on TV.
Here’s what I’m going to do, according to my plan: I’m taking the first flight to see the Blackhawks and the Bruins play in a game I don’t really care about.
It’s not about the game.
I’ll watch the Blackhawks in Chicago.
I won’t watch them on TV in my hometown of Boston.
I have no interest in watching the Boston Bruins, which are the Bruins.
They don’t matter.
The Stanley Cup Finals are the ultimate test of team spirit.
When you play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s hard to watch the Boston Celtics lose.
And yet, I still watch the Celtics, because they’ve always been good, and it’s not like I’ll suddenly find myself rooting for a different team.
There are no games in the playoffs that I don to hate them.
There’s only one game in the Playoffs that I love, and my favorite player is the player who has the most fans and the most fan support.
If I’m rooting for one of the other teams, I will watch the other team.
I will tune in to the Celtics game and watch the rest of the Celtics games, because I know how great Boston is.
The first time I saw them play, I was in awe.
They dominated the Boston hockey world for the better part of 20 years, and their dominance in that regard was legendary.
I could not stop smiling when I saw the Celtics play against the Blackhawks.
I saw it again and again.
That same feeling was there when I watched them play the Bruins, too, in the first round.
I watched the Bruins and I saw a team I was a fan with for the first time.
I felt like I was rooting for them.
And so, when I got to the Bruins-Blues game, the feeling that I had for the Bruins was stronger than ever.
Boston has never won a Cup, and even if they did, the Bruins have a long history of going the extra mile to win a Cup.
The Bruins won a Stanley Cup in 2011.
The Blue Jackets won a championship in 1998.
The Maple Leafs won the Stanley Trophy in 1996.
The Canadiens won a playoff series in 1993.
Even the NHL’s oldest team, the San Jose Sharks, have won the Cup three times.
The only thing that separates the Bruins from the rest is the fact that they have two more Stanley Cups than any other team, having won the trophy in 1997 and 2010.
The fact that there is so much passion for the Blackhawks, the one thing that makes it different from any other sport, was also one of my biggest disappointments.
I was sold on Chicago as the future of hockey.
The fans in Chicago were always loyal.
They wanted to see their team win and wanted to have a team with great players, but I never knew if they had the kind of passion that they wanted.
So, when they won the League Championship in 2016, it was a moment of pure joy for me.
But it was also a moment that was bittersweet.
When the Blackhawks won their second Stanley Cup since 1996, I knew that the fans in the city were going to support the team that won it.
But they never had that kind of enthusiasm in Chicago during the Stanley Cups they won.
So I was excited to see how the fans reacted when the Blackhawks took down the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
I thought it would be a great way to end the season.
It was, and I had a great time.
But the reaction from the fans was a little different.
The way the fans are treated by the NHL is a little bit different than fans in other sports.
In other sports, if you’re on the receiving end of a hard hit, the fans react with a mixture of excitement and disgust.
In hockey, if something bad happens to you, the fan reaction is much more violent.
In the Stanley Series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the first few games of the series were hard-fought.
They had the puck in the defensive zone, and one of their players came flying at the goalie.
That player came flying right at the goaltender