Jeff Samardzija has been a Blackhawks fan for as long as he can remember. So much so that the Cubs pitcher has dusted off his Bob Probert jersey for tonight's Game 7 matchup against the Detroit Red Wings.
He'll be inside the United Center with a number of other Cubs and White Sox players tonight following their Crosstown Cup matchup on the North Side. But before anyone takes ice, it's time to make some predictions. Oh, and maybe offer up an idea or two on how to make this game as even as possible.
So who wins this one, Jeff?
"It's easy, the Blackhawks do," he said without an ounce of hesitation. "I was saying we should just run four guys out there: (Jonathan) Toews, (Patrick) Kane, (Patrick) Sharp and (Brent) Seabrook and then just really even it up for the Red Wings. These guys come out in big games and play, balls out all the time in big games.
"I'm expecting the place is going to be rocking tonight and I'm excited."