Sharp on Hawks-Canucks: 'There's a lot of bad blood'

Sharp on Hawks-Canucks: 'There's a lot of bad blood'
February 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Nina Falcone

When the Canucks come to Chicago, emotions inside the United Center are always at a high. As the tension between the two teams grows throughout each season, the Canucks continue giving the Red Wings a run for their money as Chicago's biggest rival.

On Wednesday, Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp joined WMVP-AM 1000 to discuss Tuesday's dramatic matchup against Vancouver. When asked about who he feels his team's biggest rival is, he didn't hesitate to answer:

"Canucks, hands down. The more fun games for the crowd may be [when we face] Detroit, there are a lot of Michigan fans in the United Center and there's a big history there," Sharp said. "But as a player on the ice, there's a lot of bad blood between the Blackhawks and Canucks.

"Every time we play those guys there's a different storyline, there's always something big that happens. Hate's a strong word, but we don't like each other."