By Jim Benson

The Chicago Blackhawks’ sudden rise this season has generated a buzz about the National Hockey League around these parts again. Don’t believe it? Check out all the Indian head jerseys and hats being worn.

What could really elevate the NHL nationally is a seven-game finals series, with maybe a double- or triple-overtime game thrown in there. The two teams have plenty of star power that viewers enjoy.

And, let’s face it, there’s no cooler trophy in sports than the Stanley Cup.