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Chicago Blackhawks: First Round Playoff Primer

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

There was a time in Chicago when the fourth seed in the Western Conference wasn't good enough.

Bill Wirtz put that fire out.

But now a new era is upon us. With the youngest roster in the NHL and a repertoire of weapons on every line, some of whom couldn't legally drink to celebrate the first playoff birth in seven long Chicago years, there's smoke.

Rocky Wirtz poured gasoline on a spark.

On Thursday night, one of the richest traditions in professional sports will be renewed when the Chicago Blackhawks host the first game of a playoff series. If you hadn't heard, the Blackhawks are back.

For those that aren't familiar with how Blackhawks games start, I encourage you to enjoy the 199...

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