They are trying realllllly heard to jinx their Blackhawks.  First horticultural declarations, now this?

Everyone plans a parade (I'm sure Philly is too), but man these folks at WGN in Chicago are speaking in absolutes.

Credit to Broad Street Hockey for finding this from WGN.  Wait, wait, is that destiny in the air?  No.  Just rain.

For Blackhawks fans, it's not if, it's when.
Destiny is in the air and the team is possibly a game away from causing
its legion of fans to explode in celebration.

The city is
anticipating a win and has planned a ticker tape parade Friday or
Monday depending on when the Hawks clinch. Notice there's no wiggle
room here, Hawk fans expect the team to bring home the Stanley Cup,
something they haven't done since 1961.

If the Hawks win in
Game 6 tonight, expect a Friday celebration. Should the Hawks lose
tonight and win Friday, the city will have its celebration Monday.

Details about time and place haven't been disclosed, but if the White
Sox winning the World Series is any indication, the Loop will be wall to
wall people, so get there early. As in, if you want to see the actual
Stanley Cup champions in person, dawn might be a good time to stake out
a spot.