First off how great does it feel to be a Hawks fan right now? My son a big Giants fan(my fathers influence) is becoming a Hawks fan(thank god). Kids in his school are also becoming fans. He is 10 years old. Guys I work with are saying "I love watching them play". Living in upstate NY there are not many fans. But just like when I was growing up all we heard was Cowboys this and Steelers that. I believe that if the hawks keep playing like this and win a superbowl we will see a big jump in fan base in years to come.
I used to get laughed at wearing hawks gear. Now people ask where did I get that shirt(yes hard to find gear here but I am lucky to have family in Seattle and of course the internet).
But really no matter how far they go in the playoffs this has been one of the best years I have seen for the Hawks. Even in 05 the buzz surrounding Seattle was not this big in NY.
Thank you Hawks for making all of us fans proud. Now go get that trophy and become legends!!!