Could tonight's game between Vancouver and Chicago be the "game of the year?" We had a dandy between the Canucks and Flames a couple of weeks back, and last weekend the Blackhawks and Red Wings put on a show. Can this rematch from last year's playoffs top those two great grudge matches?
The Hawks might very well be the best team in hockey right now. As they embark upon proving that in the Stanley Cup playoffs, you can expect to hear a lot more about the Curse of Muldoon. It is a mythical curse supposedly placed upon the Hawks by dismissed coach Pete Muldoon (pictured) way back in 1927. The curse has grown in folklore, especially since the Hawks (like baseball's Cubbies) have had very little success in the Stanley Cup playoffs over the years.
The Globe and Mail's excellent writer Roy MacGregor tells us everything we need to know about the Curse of Muldoon in this week's recommended reading.