Nice Write up.
Like many, I do not committ figurative seppuku one every bad play, misstep or even loss. This is remining me of 2011 in some ways and of 2012 in others. The guys crashing into each other, mishandling passes and otherwise looking like theyve not been here before is troubling. Agree that Game 3 is a must win--the boys look oddly out of sorts out there.
I still think with the two mentioned dirty plays and some of the crap Keith has done and has heretofore managed to fly under the radar, are going to haunt the Hawks even if this series doesn't see them eliminated. I too, am having difficulty loving the team right now and am saddened that Backes will be a combination of Jesus suffering and the male version of Lady Byng (Byng Backes?) from most of the dumber media and of course most of St Louis--where in hockey, pushing one of there players is a penalty, s they can do their touchdown hand-dance during the "yall ready for this..." breakdown for power plays.
Thank for writing