2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Championship Experience Key for Blackhawks

May 28th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Tab will be covering the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals as a credentialed member of the media, bringing in-depth coverage of the championship games to Bleacher Report throughout the series.

On Saturday night, when the puck drops in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals, it will be a new experience for a majority of the fans in the United Center.  After all, it’s been 18 years since the last time the Blackhawks hosted a Finals game, and 49 since they won a championship.

And yet, for the youngest team in the NHL, it’s nothing special.

Looking up and down the Chicago Blackhawks ’ roster, the championship pedigree is everywhere.

John Madden has two Stanley Cup Championship rings. Tomas Kopecky and Andrew Ladd each have one. 

Jonathan Toews has already won golds in the World Juniors, Worlds and Olympics. Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook have Olympic golds from February.

Adam Burish won an NCAA championship (as the captain) at Wisconsin.

Dave Bolland won a Memorial Cup with the London Knights.

Patrick Sharp won a Calder Cup with the Philadelphia Phantoms ( ...

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