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Posted on 08/07/2018 3:19:13 PM PDT by airborne
Stan Mikita, arguably the greatest player in Blackhawks history, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 78.
There are no words to describe our sadness over Stans passing, the team said in a statement. He meant so much to the Chicago Blackhawks, to the game of hockey, and to all of Chicago.
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Mikita lived life the way he played the game of hockey.
He did it his way and he never stopped caring about what he did.
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RIP, Stan, thanks for all those great years of hockey.
Thanks for the great hockey.
I used o watch Stan and Bobby Hull carry that team to championships, back in the early 60s. RIP, Stan.
Rest in peace Stan. You gave mea many hours of th. Listening to Blackhawk games.
Awww. Sad to read. I was addicted to the Blackhawks late 60s-early 70s. I cant believe hes only 12 years older than I am.....sheesh, he was an adult when I was still a teenager!
I followed hockey years ago. The "French Connection" in Buffalo
Now, not so much. I've given up on professional sports. My kids are mad at me because I'm dropping out of our Fantasy Football league
Yaaaay for The Original Six.
Sabres first practice rink was at my school, we practiced just before they did. I was still on the ice and Rick Martin took a couple of half hearted shots on me, which I stopped (8th grade), then I guess he was going to show me, he ripped the next one to the top left corner, took it off my left shoulder, arm didn’t move too well for three days, LOL.
RIP Hockey Warrior!
RIP. One of the all-time greats.
That’s a great story.
Here’s to one of the all time greats! Let’s go get a Mikita donut.
RIP to an all-time Blackhawks great.
Wow! there’s a name from the past!
He was among the Great Ones!
RIP Stan, . and well done!
Thanks for the memories.
Stan Mikita was one of my sports heroes when I was growing up in Chicago. I was talking with a couple of buddies of mine from the old neighborhood on the north side of Chicago this afternoon, and I recalled we had seven big-time sports heroes at that time: Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo from the Cubs; Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita from the Hawks; and Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus from the Bears. (We were north side, so we didn’t care too much about the Sox.)
IIRC, the only player to win the Hart, Art Ross and Lady Byng in the same season - and he did it twice. Truly a class act, and a pleasure to watch on the ice.
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