On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup for the first time in 18 years. After the Blackhawks became the Western Conference champions, 22-year-old captain Jonathan Toews was presented with the Clarence Campbell Bowl for winning the Western Conference, and he stayed the heck away from that thing.
Good move, Captain Serious. When it comes to my sports, I am extremely superstitious. I believe in growing playoff beards , always watching the game at the same bar, and wearing my favorite jersey for games. Back when the Chicago White Sox won the World Series, it was because of my lucky black and white socks. But to see the Hawks captain be as superstitious as me is pretty awesome.
The best thing about Toews not touching the trophy is the meaning behind the action. For him not to touch that trophy means that he won’t settle for less than the Stanley Cup. Toews wants it so bad apparently he loses sleep over it:
“Every night before I go to sleep, I’m trying to get the thought out of my head.It’s been stressful for a while here, but that’s what’s so fun about it. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be that worthwhile.”
The don’t call him Captain Serious for nothing. This young player is hardcore about bringing the Cup back to Chicago. Let’s see if the superstitious actions hold true when the one teams hoists the Stanley Cup.
Toews Thinking Only About the Cup [Daily Herald]
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