Wrigleyville resident John Wellmeyer has only been a Hawks fan for three months, but he’s already extremely excited about watching Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook compete alongside Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa on the U.S. Hockey Team.

“These guys all play for Chicago, so I can only assume they’re American,” said Wellmeyer. “We’re gonna kick Canada’s ass! Do they even have a hockey league up there?”

Wellmeyer believes the Olympic experience will help the Hawks bond.

“You know what would be weird? If they had to play against each other,” he said. “I mean, thank God these guys are all going to be on the same team. The last thing we need is Toews with a clear shot at Kane. Competitive juices flowing … it could get really messy and screw up everything!”

From the February 2010 issue by George Ellis. Subscribe today!