Antti Niemi, Blackhawks goalie (#31)
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames
April 4, 2010
With the Blackhawks regular hockey season wrapping up and the playoffs about to begin, I've been spending a lot more time on my hockey blog than my travel blog.
Chicago is a SPORTS city. I wouldn't call it a "baseball city" or a "football city" or any other specific sport; the city and its citizens simply love sports. For professional sports, there's two baseball teams (Cubs, White Sox), a football team (Bears), a basketball team (Bulls), two hockey teams (Blackhawks - NHL, and Wolves - AHL), and if that's not enough, a soccer team (Fire). The city hosts marathons, half marathons, fun runs, biathalons, triathalons - the list goes on.
Some of the sports events are free, and the rest vary in price, but you will never be bored by the variety of sports available to you in the Windy City.
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks for clinching the Central Division title for the NHL this year!