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Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup
Yahoo! Sports/AP ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jimmy Golen

Posted on 06/24/2013 8:54:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson

BOSTON (AP) -- An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season.

Three straight victories to clinch the title.

From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league.

Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final minutes and the Blackhawks rallied to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night to clinch their second NHL championship in four seasons.

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What an exciting finish! What an exciting game, series, playoff run, season, and team!


1 posted on 06/24/2013 8:54:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Booooooooooooooo. Sorry. Don’t like the Blackhawks.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 8:57:49 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

Makes me miss even more those days in the late 90s/early 2000’s when the Stars were among the elite....A distant memory now.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 8:59:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Darren McCarty

I imagine Detroit and Boston fans aren’t too happy right about now.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 8:59:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dfwgator

Well, we at least got the Sabres coach.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 9:00:52 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Mark17; dfwgator; Thane_Banquo; dznutz; slapshot; Impy

This native Chicagoan, who recalls the glory days of Hull, Mikita, Pilote, Hall, et al., but who now lives in exile in St. Louis—I am pumped about the new glory days of these Hawks! Two cups in four years!


6 posted on 06/24/2013 9:01:18 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: crusty old prospector

LOL at the first press conference....the first question asked was

“So, Lindy, what do you think now of that goal in the summer of 1999?”

To which Lindy responded, “How did I know that was going to be the first question?”


7 posted on 06/24/2013 9:02:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Charles Henrickson

I am a fan of the game, not a team. Good kickin’ azz, Blackhawks!


8 posted on 06/24/2013 9:02:56 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Darren McCarty

Then go back to Anaheim. This was an AWESOME series.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 9:04:29 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
This was an AWESOME series.

It really was! A classic! Every sports fan could enjoy this.

10 posted on 06/24/2013 9:06:10 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Much better than watching the Thug NBA Finals.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 9:08:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RedHeeler

I am not a Bruin fan, but it was reported that Patrice Bergeron played with cracked ribs, torn cartilage (probably around those ribs) and a separated shoulder. That is a hockey player and a great competitor. Congrats to the B’Hawks.

Ps: You won’t find an NBA player playing with those painful injuries!


12 posted on 06/24/2013 9:08:55 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: dfwgator

I can still hear Ralph’s voice. “The Stars win the Stanley Cup! The Stars win the Stanley Cup!” I was about half asleep.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Lurker

Don’t like the Ducks either, nor my team choking a 3-1 game lead to the eventual champs.

Was a good series however.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 9:11:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: crusty old prospector
I can still hear Ralph’s voice. “The Stars win the Stanley Cup! The Stars win the Stanley Cup!” I was about half asleep.

LOL, everybody was. That was quite a downer, as I couldn't yell for fear of waking up the newborn.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 9:11:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Charles Henrickson

Yep. Loved watching Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Tony Esposito. Nice to see them win.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 9:12:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’d like to point up that there are at least 10,000 Chicago hockey fans swarming Wrigleyille right now. Not one single business has been set on fire. As of now not a single gunshot has been fired.

People are leaving in a reasonably orderly fashion. Yea, a bunch of drunk people will throw up in the alleys, urinate in inappropriate places, and a few arrests will be made.

I suppose it’s racist of me to even make such an observation. I remember when the Bulls won their last championship.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 9:13:44 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: dfwgator

One of my law school classmates was a Sabres fan. He didn’t like the Wings for signing Hasek and Hull. He absolutely loved the Stars...


18 posted on 06/24/2013 9:13:47 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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Grapes and Blue approve!

19 posted on 06/24/2013 9:15:23 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Batman11

I think we’d be shocked and amazed at some of the injuries those guys currently have. Jagr and Toews were pretty beat up tonight (adrenaline does wonders apparently). Great game - wonder if Nobama will talk about watching Gretzky play for the Blackhawks back in the day... :-)


20 posted on 06/24/2013 9:16:13 PM PDT by PrairieDawg (Hey, hey - ho, ho - Chickenpooper's got to go!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

‘61 Hawks!!!!! Nesterenko, Maki, Kenny W. Stash, Bobby etc. etc. etc. Geeze what a year!!! The NHL’s ‘Original 6’, (those years from 1950-1966), was it’s best era in my opinion. Then the ‘67’-’72 6 year span with the Big Bad Bruin’s Espo and Bobby Orr, the hated Habs, (Especially that monster John Ferguson, remember when he picked a fight with Hull when Bobby had a mask on for a broken jaw, ‘69 or so?), at the front bringing in expansion.


21 posted on 06/24/2013 9:16:37 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That last 1 1/2 mins realllllly bummed me out.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 9:18:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Charles Henrickson

Well done, Hawks!!


23 posted on 06/24/2013 9:18:28 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Nachum

Yep. Remember them well!


24 posted on 06/24/2013 9:19:22 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: bobby.223

Oh, I remember most all those Hawks from the ‘60s and early ‘70s: Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Pierre Pilote, Eric Nesterenko, Glenn Hall, Red Hay, Phil Esposito (yes, first on the Hawks), Doug Mohns, Kenny Wharram, Chico Maki, Pat Stapleton, Tony Esposito, Dennis Hull, Keith Magnuson, Lou Angotti, Jim Pappin, Pit Martin, Coach Billy Reay, broadcaster Lloyd Pettit. . . . I’m sure I’m leaving some guys out.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 9:22:25 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: bobby.223; Nachum
I remember when Detroit would have their goon, Bryan "Bugsy" Watson, shadowing Bobby Hull all the time. Well, one time the Golden Jet had had enough, and he just let Bugsy have it!

I think Bobby Hull might still be the most exciting athlete I've ever seen. The speed on his rushes, the power on his slap shots!

26 posted on 06/24/2013 9:29:35 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I saw a TV show a few months back, (not sure when it was taped), where they dedicated a statue(s)? of Bobby and Stash in Chicago. It was very well done event. Okay, off to YouTube now to look at old Orr, Hull, Phil Espo, Howe, Mikita videos!!! Sigh...


27 posted on 06/24/2013 9:32:44 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think anyone expected the wings to battle the hawks the way they did. Had it not been for a strike shortened season(that could have very easily been canceled altogether)good chance the wings don’t even make the playoffs this year. The younger guys got to experience playoff style hockey, and hopefully learned something from that experience. That said, great finals...the games I watched hawks were definitely the better team with their speed to the puck, skill on filling in passing lanes on defense...Bruins(like the Wings)gave them a good battle...better team came out on top. Congrat’s to the Hawks...great season(abbreviated or otherwise).


28 posted on 06/24/2013 9:36:02 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: bobby.223

Hey, in 40 years there are gonna be guys looking back on these Hawks teams with fond memories! “Remember Kaner, what a magician he was on the ice? Toews, what a tough gamer he was? . . .”


29 posted on 06/24/2013 9:37:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

The Wings played the Hawks as tough as anybody. They really gave the Hawks everything they could handle.


30 posted on 06/24/2013 9:39:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Oh yes, nobody expected Detroit to perform that well- including the Hawks. Very good hockey indeed.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 9:40:54 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Oh yeah, ‘The Pest’ Watson!!! Coincidence I’m sure but I was just looking at a old SPORT Mag. (I have an almost complete SPORT Mag. collection I started collecting WAY back!!! SI also. SI carried those Janzen Sportswear adds then. Jerry West, Hull, Cousy, Hornung etc. flown off to some paradise to model swimsuits, what a way to make a living!!!), where the article was about those who ‘shadowed’ Bobby. Most were on the record as not liking it one bit as they were hamstrung offensively and did not get to shoot the puck much and Bobby was very generous to most of ‘em, (”They just gotta job to do”). Then there was that Ferguson........Damn I still get pissed off even thinking about him. Then ‘71 and that blown 7th game against the hated Canadians! SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 06/24/2013 9:41:23 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The series was everything I thought it would be. And the result I hoped for!!


33 posted on 06/24/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I remember when Detroit would have their goon, Bryan "Bugsy" Watson, shadowing Bobby Hull all the time. Well, one time the Golden Jet had had enough, and he just let Bugsy have it!

I think I remember that fight. Bobby had been getting hit all game long and finally had had enough. They started circling and they both dropped their gloves. Bobby put his fists up like John L. Sullivan. I had never seen him do that ever. The other guy threw one looping overhead punch and Bobby caught it, pulled them man down on his back on the ice and pummeled him. The refs just stood back and let them have at it too.

When it looked like the man was really clobbered, the refs pulled Bobby off him and their was a huge grin on his face as he smiled with his tooth gapped mouth. They other guy was a mess.

I don't think I'll ever forget that fight.

34 posted on 06/24/2013 9:46:55 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Let’s not forget Keith Magnusson.

I liked watching the guys the Black Hawks traded for Pit Martin, Gille Marotte and Jack Norris.


35 posted on 06/24/2013 9:51:41 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Charles Henrickson

After the heartbreak of 1971 and 1992, suffering through the Wirtz years which reached rock bottom 2003-2006, just wow. If you asked me in 2006 if there would be 2 cups in 4 years.

All I have to say is to NBC NBC SN: THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS ARE THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS- Chew on that


36 posted on 06/24/2013 9:53:40 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Flash Bazbeaux
Let’s not forget Keith Magnusson.

The guy played with complete abandon. Fun to watch.

37 posted on 06/24/2013 9:56:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Batman11

Good deal! Heck of a game.


38 posted on 06/24/2013 9:59:22 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: bobby.223; Nachum; slapshot
those Hawks from the ‘60s and early ‘70s: Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Pierre Pilote, Eric Nesterenko, Glenn Hall, Red Hay, Phil Esposito (yes, first on the Hawks), Doug Mohns, Kenny Wharram, Chico Maki, Pat Stapleton, Tony Esposito, Dennis Hull, Keith Magnuson, Lou Angotti, Jim Pappin, Pit Martin, Coach Billy Reay, broadcaster Lloyd Pettit. . . . I’m sure I’m leaving some guys out.

Yes, I did. Moose Vasko, Doug Jarrett, Bill White, Matt Ravlich, Cliff Koroll. . . .

39 posted on 06/24/2013 10:10:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: slapshot; Charles Henrickson; Nachum; bobby.223

I never watched hockey at all before that stupid old man died and they finally put the Hawks on tv. Neither did my brothers (all in our 20s,), now we’re huge Hawks fans.

Awesome awesome season.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 10:29:09 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Congratulations to them from this Boston fan. They played a very good series.

It was exciting. Too exciting for me.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 11:27:00 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: dfwgator; GOPsterinMA; raccoonradio
Much better than watching the Thug NBA Finals.

Amen to that! Heard there were several shootings in Miami when the Heat won the championship a few days ago. Were there fires and riots as well?

My husband and I gave up Thug-ball (the NBA) over 20 years ago. We've pleasantly discovered that the NHL is the anti-NBA.

WHAT an incredible series this was... wouldn't have missed it for the world! We're heartbroken that our Bruins lost to the Blackhawks, but - I have to admit - they are an amazing team... Congratulations to them.

The Bruins did have their problems though, in their quest for The Cup...

Patrice Bergeron played with multiple injuries, including a broken rib

*ouch*

42 posted on 06/24/2013 11:46:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: rlmorel
It was exciting. Too exciting for me.

It was breathtaking! I wish it had gone the Bruins' way as well, but the Blackhawks were absolutely incredible.

Congratulations to the Blackhawks, however I hope they're not that good next season! ;-)

43 posted on 06/24/2013 11:49:53 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Darren McCarty

The core players on the Hawks are pretty young. They should be a force for the next few years.


44 posted on 06/25/2013 12:13:41 AM PDT by karnage
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To: nutmeg

The Bruins were not only incredibly tough, but highly skilled. They gave the Hawks all they could handle. Great series!


45 posted on 06/25/2013 12:16:26 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Nachum
Yep. Loved watching Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Tony Esposito. Nice to see them win.

I remember watching Hull, Mikita, Tony Esposito and Phil Esposito too. Trading Phil to Boston, was one of the worst trades they ever made, but with 2 Stanley Cups in 4 years, all is forgiven. If Hull and Mikita were not in Boston, they will be at the parade, with Dennis Savard too.

46 posted on 06/25/2013 1:47:41 AM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Like i have said from the beginning of the playoffs: Boston can suck my Tuukka and stick it up their rASSk.Everybody made a big deal about how he is such a great goalie when he is just average with a great group of guys in front of him that did great jobs of clearing the lanes so he could see. One didn't see many shots from the slot but when they did come they went in the net. The guy is very weak on his stick side high and while everybody talked about Crawford's glove being weak all one had to do was put it above his right shoulder and in the net it went. Nobody saw that in any game but the guy plays too low and is very weak up high on his stick side. I am not so elated that the Blackhawks won and am more happy that boston lost.
47 posted on 06/25/2013 1:50:03 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: Charles Henrickson

Congrats!


48 posted on 06/25/2013 3:04:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

IMO, the defensive pairing of Stapleton/White was one of the best ever.....and I bled Ranger blue in those days.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 5:42:47 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Charles Henrickson

“Moose Vasko’

It’s hard to believe that a 210# guy was the biggest man in the NHL for a time!


50 posted on 06/25/2013 5:58:52 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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