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Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dies at 78:
Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/7/2018 | Neil Milbert

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 Stan’s 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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“Stan made everyone he touched a better person,” team president Rocky Wirtz said. “’Stosh’ will be deeply missed, but never, ever forgotten.”

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.

1 posted on 08/07/2018 3:19:13 PM PDT by airborne
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To: airborne; shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ...

Hockey Ping!

(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

2 posted on 08/07/2018 3:19:44 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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3 posted on 08/07/2018 3:21:46 PM PDT by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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To: airborne

RIP, Stan, thanks for all those great years of hockey.


4 posted on 08/07/2018 3:23:24 PM PDT by crosdaddy
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To: airborne

RIP.


5 posted on 08/07/2018 3:28:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: airborne

RIP, Stan.

Thanks for the great hockey.

L


6 posted on 08/07/2018 3:32:22 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: airborne

I used o watch Stan and Bobby Hull carry that team to championships, back in the early 60s. RIP, Stan.


7 posted on 08/07/2018 3:35:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: airborne

8 posted on 08/07/2018 3:39:17 PM PDT by x
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To: airborne

Rest in peace Stan. You gave mea many hours of th. Listening to Blackhawk games.


9 posted on 08/07/2018 3:53:17 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: airborne

Awww. Sad to read. I was addicted to the Blackhawks late 60s-early 70’s. I can’t believe he’s only 12 years older than I am.....sheesh, he was an adult when I was still a teenager!


10 posted on 08/07/2018 3:53:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.a!)
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To: airborne
RIP

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

11 posted on 08/07/2018 3:56:10 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Yaaaay for The Original Six.

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12 posted on 08/07/2018 3:59:34 PM PDT by Mears
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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.


13 posted on 08/07/2018 4:05:11 PM PDT by crosdaddy
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To: airborne

RIP Hockey Warrior!


14 posted on 08/07/2018 4:08:36 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: airborne

RIP. One of the all-time greats.


15 posted on 08/07/2018 4:10:40 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: crosdaddy

That’s a great story.

Here’s to one of the all time greats! Let’s go get a Mikita donut.


16 posted on 08/07/2018 4:12:02 PM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: airborne

RIP to an all-time Blackhawks great.


17 posted on 08/07/2018 4:13:51 PM PDT by karnage
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Wow! there’s a name from the past!

He was among the Great Ones!

RIP Stan, …. and well done!

Thanks for the memories.


18 posted on 08/07/2018 4:19:30 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now. .)
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To: airborne

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.)


19 posted on 08/07/2018 4:24:24 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Born and raised in the city of Chicago)
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To: airborne

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.


20 posted on 08/07/2018 4:34:46 PM PDT by Stosh
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