How things have changed in Chicago

Updated: May 20, 2010, 4:43 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks are six wins away from ending a 49-year Stanley Cup drought.

Think about that for a second; hundreds of thousands of people in this fabulous town certainly are, judging from the palpable electricity that can be felt in every shop, restaurant and Blues bar.

And think about where this franchise was not too long ago.

Five years ago, Patrick Sharp needed to secure 12 tickets for a game here at the United Center, wanting to take ...

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