The Blackhawks, well, I don't know. They've been as frustrating as any of my other teams lately. They apparently can't beat any teams from Canada, including the ones that are supposedly rebuilding. It's a good thing most of the Canadian teams moved south, I suppose. Still, I'm leery of tonight. The Blackhawks better get it together and beat the Blue Jackets in a couple weeks when I make the trip to finally see them live.
The Pacers, although they took a tough loss to Orlando Saturday night (Orlando is still the only team to win in Indiana, despite staying in Cincinnati thanks to the Super Bowl), are still on a roll. They're in 4th place in the East right now, three games back of Chicago. A Bulls team, it should be noted, that lost to the Pacers in the UC. I've said it before, and I'll continue to state it. I have high hopes for this Pacer team. After several years of just hoping to make the playoffs, now we're already moving to hoping to make some noise. I'm sure the Pacers giving the Bulls the toughest five game (out of seven) series ever helped with that.
The Cubs' first spring training game is March 4th, by the way. Less than a month away until I can bellyache about them. I can't wait!