At this point, the Chicago dynasty has proven time and again that it simply Knows How To Win.
This is a team that is battle-tested and always comes out on top no matter how good the opponent. When chips are down, you can count on Chicago to win.
(Except when they don't, like 2014, 2012 and 2011.)
There's a lot of hero-making that goes on this time of year, and no wonder. Guys lift up a big, shiny trophy three times in six years in the cap era — or hell, any era — and you say, “There go some Real Winners.” That's why so many second-pairing defensemen from those great Montreal teams are in the Hall of Fame. That's why Chris Osgood has any semblance of a chance at making it there too, and next year he won't be going up against Dominik Hasek. Win a Cup and you're a Winner, and that's something that follows you for the rest of your career and beyond.
And by just about any token, there are probably as many as four future Hall of Famers on Chicago's roster right now, as I'm thinking JonathanRead More »from Why clutch players are a complete illusion (Trending Topics)