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Which Western Conference
team concerns Blackhawks fans most?

Sun-Times Blackhawks beat
writer Mark Lazerus throws questions out to fans on Twitter during the
intermission.

Storified by href="http://storify.com/craignewman">Craig Newman· Wed,
Mar 06 2013 18:16:06

OK, #Blackhawks fans, here's one I've
answered a bunch. Which Western team concerns you the most as a
potential playoff opponent? And why?Mark Lazerus
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Luongo Go Canucks Go!!! @canucks #canckstagram #canucks #1 Follow Me
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My answer? #Canucks. The rivalry aspect levels things a
bit, and all the extra-curriculars often lead to game-deciding
penalties, bans.Mark Lazerus
For the record, I'm amazed how
few of you (one or two, maybe?) said St. Louis. If/when they get their
act together, they can't be scored on.Mark Lazerus

The
answers:

@MarkLazerus Kings bc look what Quick and
Company did last year as an 8th seed .sean clancy
Ha, good
answer. RT @CRoumeliotis: @MarkLazerus Columbus.Mark
Lazerus
@MarkLazerus Bruins maybe. But I think we'll take
'em down in the end. Am I thinking too far
ahead?Jessica
@MarkLazerus Vancouver is always a tough
matchup, but I gotta go with L.A.Kurt Schwerman
@MarkLazerus
Anaheim for sure! Second best team out West! Especially with Victor
Fasth in net....Billy Falcone
@marklazerus Nobody is talking
about the Sharks. Niemi's won a cup. They can score.Mark
Scheig
@markscheignhl @MarkLazerus They can also lose 7 in a
row!Robert Gough
@MarkLazerus I'll throw Detroit's name in
there. One bounce, one misplay usually decides Hawks-Wings games. 7
game series would be dangerousCorey Gloor
@MarkLazerus
Detroit still always scares me.mike schuttler
@MarkLazerus
Nashville. I would never underestimate the power of Weber &
Rinne. They can inspire a series
win.patriceleonard
@MarkLazerus Detroit. As we saw Sunday,
no matter how "bad" they seem to be, they always get hyped
up to play the BlackhawksRobert O'Neill
@MarkLazerus
Vancouver. Becuase I live here and the fans will be INSUFFERABLE.
#workplacebullyingJessica W
Video of mad Canada riots:
Vancouver fans run amok, set cars on
firerussiatoday
@MarkLazerus Kings and Blues can't be
written off just yet. Canucks always tough too.Jay
Zawaski
@MarkLazerus Kings. If and when they decide to play,
they will run over their opponents. Ducks are much-improved and Nucks
are always tough.Chris
@MarkLazerus Anaheim #Ducks - playing
great hockey, 2nd most points in the league, have a trio of young
talent and a couple solid veterans.Robert Gough
@MarkLazerus
None. Pitt in the cup finals.Squirrely
@MarkLazerus The
Canucks. They get so pumped for those games and they have a fast
teamJake Payne
@MarkLazerus Anaheim, they're the most
consistent. The other teams are riding the win-loss roller coaster too
much.Krista
@MarkLazerus Vancouver. Too many distractions
from playing their game effectively. Not to mention they went
toe-to-toe earlier this year.Julia
@MarkLazerus if the
Canucks can stay healthy (lookin' at you, Kesler) it's them. Two
goalies that can steal a game AND a
series.Hackett
@marklazerus Gotta be Vancouver. Always seem
to meet in playoffs and series usually go the distance.
#BlackhawksMark Scheig
@MarkLazerus Ducks: also rolling 4
lines (11 players w/ 4+ goals), and Fasth reminds me of 2010 Niemi.
Contract year for Getzlaf/PerryJustyna
@MarkLazerus
Anaheim. They played us really well this season, and, unlike previous
seasons, they are well-rounded and have depth.Tyler
Juranovich
@MarkLazerus halak, rinne, and quick scare me.
Playoff vets who know how to put teams on their backsCasey
Cheatham
@MarkLazerus Stanley Cup Champs. Relentless
forecheck and great goaltending when Quick is onJoseph
Maxon
@MarkLazerus Anaheim, they're the most consistent. The
other teams are riding the win-loss roller coaster too much.Krista
@MarkLazerus have you seen the Kings play in the last week?
They are starting to brush off the SC hangover.Michael
Fosses
To answer @MarkLazerus, it's the Kings. They've been
there and they have a goaltender who can steal a
series.ChicagoSide
@marklazerus Gotta be Vancouver. Always
seem to meet in playoffs and series usually go the distance.
#BlackhawksMark Scheig
@MarkLazerus the ducks they have the
physical play and have best the hawks but not saying they will kings
will not make it b2b #justsaynBlue
@MarkLazerus After
watching them from the last few weeks, it's the Kings. Quick is more
than capable of stealing a series.Dave Melton
@MarkLazerus
Nashville. If they can get their stuff together
again.maryengel
@MarkLazerus Anaheim. By far the most
complete team in the conference next to the Hawks.Brandon
Newberry
"Oilers @craignewman: Which Western Conference team
concerns Blackhawks fans most? http://sfy.co/r2dQ #storify #blackhawks
#canucks"Justin Breen

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Watch out for San Jose, big, strong, streaky, and they have no pressure ... they could be a big surprise if they gel by the playoffs.

What scares me most about the Blackhawk's is one of their greatest fans Nika Alex will undergo bone marrow surgery this Saturday March 9th. Nika is 42 a husband and father to boys ages 7 and 4. Please assist Nika to get an autographed picture prior to his battle on Saturday. Nika is in the middle of a horrible battle with AML disease. Nika is a fantastic fighter and he will battle his way thru this fight but we all need some help from time to time. If possible please get a picture of a player or the team and get into his hands prior to Saturday's big bout! I have been on the teams site again today making another request but Saturday is rapidly approaching and maybe a little extra hope is all it takes to score aTKO by Nika Alex as he comes out swinging in the 11th round against this horrible disease! My money and the big money is all on Nika he will score a TKO come Saturday the 9th! Nika Alex/ C/O St. Spyridon Philoptochos; 12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Palos Heights; Il 60463 Thank you! Jim

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