At one point this season, the points leaders were the Nashville Predators and the New York Islanders. That didn’t make much sense.
All four division winners were beaten in the early rounds of the playoffs, Anaheim and the Rangers being the last to fall in the Conference Finals. That didn’t make much sense.
But in the end, the Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years, and that made a lot of sense. The Lightning were worthy competitors, but ultimately, they were up against a special team, one of the best teams the NHL has seen in a long time.
I guess if you stick with it, eventually, everything makes sense–in sports, and (we hope) in life. Congratulations, Chicago.