If the Blackhawks have won 5 games to open this shortened 48 game season, what does that pro out to if it was a regular 82 game season?
Lets go to Math.com to find out.
Ok, so N wins over 82 games equals 5 wins over 48 games... 48 X N = 82 X 5... 48 X N = 410... 410 divided by 48 equals...8.541 WINS!
Of course, you'd normally round that up but since Duncan Keith is from Canada and we know Canadians are all super polite and never too boastful, he rounded it down to 8.
Anyway, these 5 wins to open the season are proportionately equal to the 8 something wins in a normal season and in my mind represent a new Blackhawk record.
Should they continue their crazy winning ways tonight against the Evil Empire Detroit Red Wings, well, that's like winning their first 10 games.
If you're just plain mad at hockey and their stupid strike, you should try to get over it unless you live in Washington, where they haven't won a game yet, which pros out to 0 wins in the regular 82 game schedule.
In Chicago however, we should be pretty happy.
And we'll be even happier with a win tonight.
BTW, the Hawks are giving away a ton of cool stuff to try to make it up to the fans for the above mentioned stupid strike.
Go to Blackhawks.com to sign up to win one of 30 items per game (like autographed jerseys, sticks, tix...).
Onto the Cubs.
Lendy Castillo got DFA'd to make room for the newly signed (2 years 10 mil) Carlos Villanueva (MLBTR).
That's 7 starters (inc Samardzija, Garza, Jackson, Baker (rehabbing still), Feldman and Travis Wood), assuming that's how the Cubs use him.
And now I guess we just wait for the MASSIVE ICE STORM to hit, and watch some hockey.
Tweeter named blap7 tweeted it and even gave me credit for the art.
If you're reading this blap7, thanks.